Sarah Jessica Parker doesn't seem like she would be a loungewear icon. Not because she doesn't love comfort, but because she just doesn't seem to prioritize it the way someone like, say, Jennifer Garner does. Parker is often seen running around New York City on her way to work in Manolos. Instead of regular boots, hers are often bedazzled with bells and whistles, and lots of rhinestones. Not to mention, she's often wearing more than a couple of layers, and typically very confusing pants we're not sure how she puts on or takes off — at least with any ease.
And yet somehow, Parker has been quietly wearing sweatpants on repeat without anyone really noticing. To be fair, the sweatpants are never the most exciting aspect of her look. Instead, we tend to focus on the fashion, the heels, the face mask chain (!) — but we can no longer avoid talking about the fact that real life Carrie Bradshaw is basically running around in 2021 wearing our WFH uniform. It needs to be addressed.
Parker seems partial to a simple pair of gray sweatpants, the kind that are currently available on Amazon for as little as $8 (and that we all bought in bulk last March). And while so much and so little has somehow simultaneously happened since then, we are still very much in the market for new sweatpants while still wearing our old sweatpants. Hard pants? We don't know her.
And the very best part of SJP showing us how to make sweatpants high fashion is that it's attainable. To be fair, her SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker heels, boots, and mary janes are all sold on Amazon, too, and some are under $200. But this is sweatpants we're talking about. Nothing is more relatable than a celeb in sweatpants. And nothing is better than someone as stylish as SJP showing us that we don't have to be ashamed of wearing them. She's inspiring us to make some bold fashion moves, like styling them with the going-out shoes we haven't dug out of our closets in months. But we're going to take it one day at a time.
The best place to start would be buying a simple and comfortable pair of sweatpants. This is the base! Thankfully, Amazon has pages and pages of them for under $30. Next, take a long hard look at the most sparkly pieces in your closet, and ask yourself: What would Sarah Jessica Parker style her sweats with? Chances are, she'd throw everything on at once — and we can't argue with that logic. Clearly it's working, and we can't wait to see what she wears them with next.
Shop the $8 Amazon sweatpants trend, surprisingly endorsed by Sarah Jessica Parker herself, below.
Baleaf Cotton Leisure Sweatpants
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Gildan 18200 Heavy Blend Sweatpants
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Amazon Essentials Terry Cloth Relaxed-Fit Jogger Pants
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SweatyRocks Drawstring Athletic Jogger Pants
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Kyervis Store Cinch Loose Athletic Sweats
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Southpole Fleece Basic Jogger
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Baleaf Cotton Casual Straight Leg Lounge Pant
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Hanes Ecosmart Sweatpants