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8 Comfy-Chic Spring Substitutes for Your Over-Worn Sweatpants

From light and airy bottoms to fuss-free dresses, these sweats swaps will bring back the joy of getting dressed.

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The Best Spring Loungewear Available in Canada

There are many things that haven’t aged well since the pandemic began—like shaking hands, sharing desserts, or the old adage “dress for the job you want.” If the latter were true these days, you’d think a large majority of us were aspiring to be toddlers.

Since we can finally see the light (read: vaccine) at the end of the tunnel, and the cheeriness of spring is in the air, we’re ready to elevate our loungewear to something a little more desk-to-outside-world appropriate. It’s time to retire those baggy-kneed, saggy-bottomed sweats that have served you so well this winter, and slip into something equally as comfortable, but more flattering and potentially more beneficial (one study showed wearing more formal clothing could give your brain a boost).

Below, we’ve rounded up eight easy swaps for your sweats that are comfortable enough for being perched on your office chair all day and cool enough to wear on a lunchtime escape.

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The Linen Pant

With a loose fit, drawstring waist and pockets, these striped linen pants are comfortable enough to wear all day. Pair them with a tee and a cardi for a springtime stroll.

Roots Linen Essential Pant, $70, roots.com

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The T-Shirt Dress

This organic cotton midi dress is bound to become the piece you reach for morning after morning. It boasts a slight stretch for a fitted look, and a button-up front for a casual feel.

Stein Dress, $182, thereformation.com

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The Trendy Split-Bottom Leggings

Do like the fashion influencers on Instagram and opt for a pair of leggings that feature a split hem on each leg. Dress them down with sneakers and a half-tucked knit, or up with a heeled sandal and button-up shirt.

Zara Split Ribbed Leggings, $36, zara.com

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The Wide-Leg Pant

With an elastic waist and cozy cotton fabric, these ribbed bottoms will feel just like your favourite sweats. They pair perfectly with a crisp white shirt.

Ribbed Lounge Pant, $65, kotn.com

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The Wrap Skirt

Take your at-home look up a notch with this cotton-linen-blend wrap skip from the new Jil Sander + Uniqlo collection. Team it with a fine-knit sweater for a minimalist look.

Women’s +J Cotton Linen Wrap Skirt, $60, uniqlo.com

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The Sweatshirt Dress

Not ready to part from your cozy sweatshirt? This sweatshirt dress will be perfect for your chilly office space and will look cute with chunky sneakers for errand runs.

G. Label Henrietta Sweatshirt Dress, $550, goop.com

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The Waffle Knit Onesie

Not ready to depart from your toddler look entirely? This waffle-knit onesie makes a stylish alternative and can be topped with a denim jacket for a coffee run.

Socialite Waffle Knit Wide Leg Jumpsuit, $70, nordstrom.ca

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The Silk Pant

Go luxe with your at-home must-haves by investing in a pair of silk pants. Wear them with sneakers and a trench when leaving HQ for a look that’s equally casual and sophisticated.

Silk Pajama Pants, $260, clubmonaco.ca

Next: We Found the Absolute Best Pyjamas to Keep Cool at Night

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