Sweatpants That Aren’t Sloppy: How to Quarantine Without Hating Yourself

Call it the new business casual.

Zella Rudi Moto Jogger Pants, currently 25% off at Nordstrom, can be shipped free to your quarantine.
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On day two of my social isolation—or was it day three, or four? Who the hell knows anymore?—I tried wearing jeans all day. I thought maybe it’d help me feel happier and more like myself. Instead, I just felt sad and uncomfortable. This is no time for zippers.

I’ve since devised a system, wherein some of my sweatpants are designated for nighttime use only, while other, nicer pairs are for “the office”—a.k.a. the dining room table-turned-coworking space that my husband and I now share.

However, having not adequately prepared for such a sweatpants-forward working environment, I sure wish I had more options. I wager you might, too. Herewith, 10 pairs of perfectly respectable, comfy pants in a range of price points, all of which can be shipped to your personal quarantine.

Heavy jersey garment dye casual pants, $40 at Los Angeles Apparel.
Skyline Pant II, $89 at Athleta.
Dylan Cropped Joggers, $68 at Anthropologie.
Unwind Cargo Pant, $108 at Alo Yoga.
Siro Draped Jogger, $118 at Lunya.
Allison Pant, $98 at Marine Layer.
Henley Knit Jumpsuit, $79.95 at Gap.
Plush-Knit Sleeveless Lounge Jumpsuit, $34.99 at Old Navy.
Zella Rudi Moto Jogger Pants, $36.75 at Nordstrom.
Classic Sweatpant,$78 at Reformation. (The matching zip-up is also $78.)


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Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She oversees the magazine’s real estate and home design coverage, and writes long-form feature stories. She was a 2020 Livingston Award finalist for her two-part investigation into a wrongful conviction stemming from a murder in rural Virginia.