In Praise of Sweatpants. With apologies to Cindy Crawford.

I like to spend most of my time at home dressed like a new mom. AKA someone who doesn’t have time to look all that presentable (sorry, Husband). I am not a new mom, or a mom at all (that is, as far as I know….wink wink). I am merely a seeker of comfort. 

I’m not saying that I will wear sweatpants to that hot new club I’ll never get into…but running errands? Yes. Slothing around the house? Required clothing.

A friend of mine recently lamented that there is no such thing as a cool pair of sweatpants. This is a sad and dangerous misconception. Has she been talking to Cindy Crawford again? I believe it was she who famously said that she wouldn’t be caught dead in sweatpants. But that just leaves more for me.

But said supermodel most certainly must have changed her mind since Monrow came on the market a few years ago.

Monrow Snakeskin Vintage Sweatpants in Dark Heather.

Monrow Snakeskin Vintage Sweatpants in Dark Heather.

Monrow Snakeskin Vintage Sweatpants in Neptune.

Monrow Snakeskin Vintage Sweatpants in Neptune.

Monrow Camo Vintage Sweats in Dusty Blue.

Monrow Camo Vintage Sweats in Dusty Blue.

Monrow Fish Bone Tie Dye Sweats in Neptune.

Monrow Fish Bone Tie Dye Sweats in Neptune.

DISCLAIMER: YOU WILL BE PAYING A SHIT-TON OF MONEY FOR THESE COOL NEW SWEATS. 

Worth it. You will never take them off, and hence eliminate the need to buy any more clothing ever again. They’ve also been known to go on sale, and sometimes can be found for less cash on sites like Amazon or Piperlime.

See? These are not big, baggy I-gave-up-as-soon-as-that-ring-was-on-my-finger type of sweats that people wear to Walmart. These are slim-fitting and flattering and über comfie.

They’re like that girl in high school who was too rich and pretty to be friends with except that she turned out to be super nice and cool and down-to-earth so you took a chance on her and turns out now you couldn’t imagine life without her. 

Sloane Peterson. But you k now that.

Sloane Peterson.

Of course, I do acknowledge that it really helps you rock a pair of sweatpants if you have a Kate Moss body. But I am not advocating a cocaine diet.

I am advocating something, though.

I must admit that I look a lot better in said sweatpants since adopting a gluten-fee-and-mostly-vegetarian-with-a-healthy-dose-of-vegan diet. But that is for another (annoying) post (that you won’t read). But…I cannot resist pointing out that, unless you’re an endurance athlete – and I mean hard core athlete – losing weight has about 80% to do with diet, not exercise. You should do both, but I swear by eating mostly vegetarian and gluten free and steering clear of super cardio, which can only makes us (me) more hungry and dehydrated. More yoga, less spinning, I say.

Need inspiration? Check out this blog called Eating Whole.

Lecture over. Unless you’re in your 20’s. Then do whatever the hell you want and enjoy it while it lasts because it does not last. Even if you tell yourself that you’ll be the exception. That is what I used to do. (Sad music plays in background.)

This was me.

This was me.

Julie Townsend Maigret is a Los Angeles-based interior designer focused on creating distinct, modern, livable spaces for her clients. She started her business in 2007 after attending UCLA’s interior design program. She has since developed a portfolio of thoughtful, comfortable, and often quirky residential and commercial interiors.

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