We here at Brooklyn Cloth are dedicating this blog to the Space Age in the 1960s, and the rise of disco music, kung-fu movies, jogging, and mountain climbing in the 1970s. Yes, you read that right. If it wasn’t for these major events occurring and the popularity of these activities rising then we might not have been introduced to our beloved tracksuits, or as we now refer to them: sweatsuits.
How Did Sweatsuits Become A Thing?
When the tracksuit was first introduced to society in the ‘60s and ‘70s, it began as a garment that was only worn while performing physical activities. The tracksuit became more normalized and socially accepted in settings outside of athletics as time passed. All we can say to that is thank goodness! Imagine life without comfy hoodies and joggers. Makes you shudder, right?
During the rise of hip hop in the ‘70s, Adidas introduced their 3 stripe “street style” tracksuit to society while collaborating with German soccer star, Franz Anton Beckenbauer. In the 2000s, Britney Spears also debuted sweatsuits in a non-athletic way by gifting her wedding party with the iconic Juicy Couture velour sets as favors.
As time progressed, society began wearing sweatsets as fashion statements. I’m not sure about you, but we vividly remember walking down the hallways in middle school as everybody passed by in their baby pink matching Juicy sets paired with their ginormous totes.
The Evolution of Sweatsuits
The Adidas and Juicy Couture sets that caught everyone's attention and started this on-going trend were, for the most part, fitted to the body, making them socially acceptable to wear out in public. As more companies began to produce tracksuits, many variations were invented.
Eventually, the loose-fitting sweatsuit debuted along with the connotation that leisure wear was “sloppy” and “lazy” looking. Many believed that tracksuits should be worn solely while exercising or lounging in the comfort of your own home.
Sweatsuits and Stay at Home Orders
In the last five-ish years, sweatpants have transformed into fitted joggers with cuffed ankles. Before quarantine, models, celebrities, influencers, and ordinary people alike were seen walking the streets in both oversized sweatshirts and joggers, but now that the world is half shutdown, sweat set popularity has skyrocketed.
Our new “normal” lifestyle of living in quarantine has helped this trend grow even further than it already has. With nowhere to go, many individuals have been posting photographs on social media at home wearing these types of outfits daily. Whether pairing oversized sweatshirts with a pair of biker shorts or tie-dying old sweatshirts and sweatpants to create matching sets, this trend has once again taken off and we here at Brooklyn Cloth are loving it.
Say goodbye to sweat sets being seen as sloppy! Not only are sweatsuits being worn with white sneakers or fuzzy slippers when going for a more casual look, but it has become quite normal to see these sweatsuits paired with laced up combat boots or even, believe it or not, high heels and loafers.
Since there has not been a reason to get dressed up into a fancy outfit yet alone change into even a pair of jeans during the past year now, sweatsuits are defiantly coming in handy. While everybody is working from the couches in their living rooms, we want to feel comfortable as we do so. With comfort though, might come the feeling of sluggishness after a while of not getting dressed up. Of course, we have grown tired of feeling this way but not quite enough to get dressed in jeans again, so we found a happy medium. We are using trendy sweatsuits to our fullest advantage to eliminate our indolent feelings and we have excellent choices for you to choose from!
As tie dye is making its comeback yet again, what better way to debut it than with a matching set? This Women’s Black Blessed Tie Dye hoodie with the matching joggers is one of our favorite sets. We at Brooklyn Cloth offer our Blessed Joggers in a black tie dye, pink tie dye and multicolored tie dye print to mix and match with this black tie dye hoodie. Of course, you can wear these comfortable set while lounging at on the couch at home on the weekends or at night after a long day of Zoom calls with your office, but you can also dress them up a bit. These joggers would match perfectly with an over-sized puffer jacket or Sherpa jacket along with a beanie during your chilly weekend adventures.
To continue on the tie dye sweatsuit trend, this beautiful indigo color makes for a perfect eye-catching look. Walking down the street in this bold set will definitely make you stand out in the crowd and have everybody passing by doing a double take. This look can be paired with a pair of white platform sneakers and a fuzzy oversized bear jacket for some extra warmth during the chillier days. You could also aim for a more casual look and pair the set with some fuzzy socks and slippers while you cozy up on the couch after a long day at work.
We don’t think that leopard print will ever go out of style, no matter how many years pass by. This perfect Leopard Cozy hoodie has our Brooklyn fam going crazy. The hoodie isn’t complete without our Women's Oatmeal Marl Core Cozy Joggers. These two pieces complement each other extremely well. The softness of the jogger’s color makes the leopard print stand out incredibly well.
The name says it all! These Women’s Dusty Rose Pop Color Joggers give you that extra pop of color that you need to brighten up your day. Nothing goes better with these joggers than our Women’s Sand Blessed Rainbow Hoodie. Adding this adorable hoodie would be such a blessing to your closet. We suggest pairing this set with a pair of neutral sneakers so that you don’t take away from the pop of color that the joggers and the print on the hoodie provides.
This Black Cosmic Sweat Hoodie is definitely trending now. Pair this classic hoodie with the matching Black Cosmic Sweatpants and you’ll get what we believe to be a perfect sweatsuit set. It gives off such a chic vibe! Of course, pairing this with a pair of sneakers would work well but we suggest being bold with this set and pairing it with a chunky boot. The all-black color gives off a very slimming and clean look but if you want to stand out, think about pairing this set with a bright puffer jacket. This look will scream urban streetwear.
Get the best of both worlds with these colorful sweatpants. Not only will you match your girlfriend in her Women’s Dusty Rose Pop Color Joggers, but you also have the option to match these sweatpants with two Dusty Rose hoodies. Both our Dusty Rose Nature Tech Blocked Hoodie and our Dusty Rose Thank You Rose Hoodie complete this set with these matching sweatpants, while satisfying two different looks.
These White Heat Seal Fleece Jogger Pants offer extremely versatile options. They would match perfectly with any of our hoodies to create a perfect set. These joggers would especially go well with our Black Thank You Rose Hoodie. The white detailing on the hoodie will stand out because of the brightness from the all-white joggers. Pairing this set with a pair of combat boots would give it a great amount of streetwear edge.
Sweatsuit sets aren’t just made up of joggers and sweatpants. Shorts also make up a large portion of this trend. These Camo Make Peace Fleece Joggers offer comfortability and allow you to move effortlessly whether you are playing ball with your friends or hitting the gym. These sweat shorts would pair nicely with our Red Camo Earth Day Hoodie or our Camo Nature Tech Hoodie.
Our Black and White Heat Seal Fleece Jogger Pants are the perfect pair of pants to keep you warm this winter season. These comfortable sleek looking joggers match perfectly with our Black World Wide Web Iridescent Hoodie. This all-black matching sweatsuit set is both trendy and edgy. We suggest pairing this set with a pair of white sneakers or fuzzy slippers to achieve extreme comfort.
This Black Camo Embroidered Hidden Hoodie pairs great with our All Over Print Black Camo Shorts or our Dusty Black Sweatpants to enjoy it both in the warmer and colder months of the year. We suggest pairing these sets with a pair of simple high-top sneakers to compliment the camo print on both the hoodie and bottoms.
Our collections here at Brooklyn Cloth are all about helping our #bklynfam achieve maximum comfort. We hope that you enjoy browsing these trending matching sweatsuit sets in their various prints and colors. Don’t forget to put your own spin on these sweatsuits and take them from not only effortless and comfortable but to surprisingly chic as well by adding a shoe or piece of jewelry to your fit!