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Get Set, Go!: the Best Track Pants for Under $90

Track pants

There are rare fashion trends that lend themselves to comfort, so when there’s something that’s both fashion forward and doesn’t require you to suck it in, Spanx yourself or risk your ankles, we say embrace it. Start off 2014 in the most comfortable trend of the season: the track pant. We saw them first on the runway at Givenchy, C©line and more, but off the runway, we’ve seen style savvy girls such as Olivia Palermo and Jessica Alba wearing them on their trips to Urth Caff© and more. We love the trends because it’s an easy update — wear it with blazers and blouses that you already have in your closet — that’s easy, breezy and chic. There are plenty to find at your favorite department store, but we’ve gathered together our favorites, and they all ring in under $90. Get those holiday gift cards ready, we’ll see you at the finish line.

Glamorous Bret Soft Pant

Sporty track pants are a definite fashion statement, but be wary of pairing them with other athletic staples. You don’t want to look like someone who got lost on the way to the gym or worse, a wayward coach who has lost her brood. The Glamorous Bret Soft Pant ($54) takes all of the makings of a track pant — cuffed hems, an easy pull-on waistband and comfortable fabrication — and ups the fashion ante thanks to a soft, slouchy grey fabric and contrast details. Casual and chic, pair these with heels and a blazer for work and after dark, throw on an embellished tank and you’ll be dancing the night away, no sweat.

Available at Piperlime.

Banana Republic Luxe Racer-stripe Crop

If you’re looking for a more relaxed take on the trend (more farmer’s market than CFO, we get it), we say the Banana Republic Luxe Racer-stripe Crop ($89.50) hits the perfect combination of slouchy luxury and comfortable ease. If you’re headed to a winter getaway — we hear St. Croix is beautiful this time of year — we’d pack these for the plane, for between yoga sessions and any time you’re not in a bathing suit.

But if you’re staying home, these are great for quick trips any time you can’t bear to leave the house in your Lululemons.

Available at Banana Republic.

Hive & Honey Mel Slouchy Drawstring Pant

The most traditional option, the Hive & Honey Mel Slouchy Drawstring Pant ($69) has racing stripes and athletic contrast details just like something you’d see on the sidelines of an actual track meet (it’s also available in a chic olive and cream color option). It’s a great choice to dip your toe into the trend. Just replace your typical black work trousers with these pants and you’ll be running neck and neck with the fashion set.

Available at Piperlime.

Staring At Stars Sequin Jogger Pant

For a more glam take on the track pant trend, the Staring At Stars Sequin Jogger Pant ($69) takes these sporty staples into the after-work hours with an allover sequin treatment — they’re lined inside, so don’t worry about any scratchy nights out. We love this as an alternative to the LBD and you’re sure to stand out from a crowd of jewel-toned cocktail dresses when you’re in such a bold pant. It works with everything, too. Throw on a slouchy sweater and your favorite flats for a casual look or a black t-shirt and heels for a sexy, sleek take on after-dark dressing.

Available at Urban Outfitters.

Rhyme Los Angeles Anja Soft Pant

For another wear to work option, get the Rhyme Los Angeles Anja Soft Pant ($59) into your regular rotation and you’ll be on trend and feeling great thanks to a elastic waist and a more relaxed, loose fit. If you’re not looking for athletic details or big, bold cuffs, you’ll love this simple, straightforward take on our favorite new trend.

Available at Piperlime.