The last few years have seen trackpants become somewhat of an emotional crutch during WFH pandemic days and five-kilometre radius hot-girl walks. With nothing else to do, you might as well look cute while lazing on the couch or heading to the grocery store.

Post-lockdown, the appeal of loungewear has carried through (thankfully). And we’ve come a long way from the days of Juicy Couture. Less velour, more minimal cool. Trackie daks have undergone a chic-ification if you will, with local labels reimagining the wardrobe stalwart in trendy colourways and contemporary silhouettes, from straight-leg numbers with statement stripes to cargo styles with classic cuffed hems.

Plus, they’re no longer exclusively for at-home relaxing or airport travel. Heading to the post office? Weekend brunch? Wear your pick with a singlet, blazer and baseball cap and you’ve got a stylish off-duty look – it’s athleisure, baby. These are the pairs we’re crushing over this season.

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Reebok x Anine Bing jogger

$180 Reebok x Anine Bing jogger Scandi label Anine Bing's new collab with Reebok is peak nostalgic, laid-back cool. Its cuffed joggers make a comfy choice for WFH-wear or simply lazing around. With a relaxed fit and an embroidered college crest-like logo, it’s a step up from your regular grey trackies.

Camilla and Marc Canton trackpants

$240 Camilla and Marc Canton trackpants If you want to look uber chic while grabbing your morning coffee, popping by the grocery store or heading to an appointment, and still be comfortable, this straight-leg number subtly says, “I haven’t given up”. Pick between chocolate brown or navy with contrast piping down the side and a stylish split at the hem.

Paire merino-blend relaxed pant

$189 Paire merino-blend relaxed pant Melbourne label Paire is best known for comfy merino-blend socks, sweat-proof T-shirts and butter-soft underwear. But its loungewear is not to be slept on. Its unisex trackpants, made from a blend of Aussie merino wool and organic cotton, offer superior warmth and snugness in three colourways. It’s like walking around wrapped in a blanket.

Commonplace Essentials Claremont trackpants

$157 Commonplace Essentials Claremont trackpants New Zealand leisurewear label Commonplace Essentials flexes retro logo-adorned basics. Its 100 per cent cotton trackie daks lean into the classic thick, dad-style silhouette with a fleece lining perfect for winter lounging. Go for neutrals like grey, white or marle, or hues like forest green, French navy and pale blue.

Nagnata Symbol trackpants

$420 Nagnata Symbol trackpants If you’re willing to splurge on cosiness, luxe Byron Bay label Nagnata’s take on trackies features logo detailing and piped finishes for added sophistication. Made from its signature heavyweight woven knit, the unisex style comes in vibrant green; cream with pops of yellow; black with orange accents; and chocolate.

Venroy wide-leg trackpants

$180 Venroy wide-leg trackpants Bondi-born label Venroy leans into ’70s style with a wide-leg look, drawstring waist and striking red stripes down the seam. Made from a breathable cotton-poly blend – great for between seasons – the retro silhouette is equally suited for comfort on the couch or the street. It’s giving Sporty Spice and we’ll happily take it.

Nimble Me Time pant

$149 Nimble Me Time pant Sydney activewear label Nimble has your airport fit sorted with these lightweight and breathable knit trackpants, great for travel (or just to run errands in). Made from recycled polyester, it features a wide waistband, sleek tonal drawstring and wide-leg fit. Pick between pared-back hues pecan, light sage and oatmeal.

Assembly Label Rosie fleece trackpants

$100 Assembly Label Rosie fleece trackpants When it comes to trusty everyday basics, Assembly Label is the name of the game. A classic, minimal style, the Rosie silhouette fits the brief of casual, fuss-free comfort in your cosy wardrobe. Go for grey or crisp white.

The Upside Soho Willow pant

$149.99 The Upside Soho Willow pant The Upside injects retro flair into the trackpants game with this sporty number. Pair it with your favourite chunky dad sneakers and a singlet for an updated take on the ’70s look.

Best Jumpers neoprene zip pant

$270 Best Jumpers neoprene zip pant The track-and-field look is getting a refresh with award-winning Melbourne label Best Jumpers’s spin. The neoprene zip pant reps contrast side panels and a tapered leg in trendy sage and beige colourways. While there might be no athletic running involved, it’s a stylish off-duty option for leisurely walks and restful lounging.

PE Nation Kick Out pant

$149 PE Nation Kick Out pant With its washed-out look, bold graphic logo and cuffed hem, this PE Nation number satiates an appetite for streetwear cool. Made from 100 per cent cotton, there’s also an internal drawstring for ease.

Aje Athletica Terry Utility trackpants

$195 Aje Athletica Terry Utility trackpants We’re calling it: cargo trackpants are hot. Aje Athletica adds a refined edge with oversized side pockets and a relaxed slim fit. Available in black and grey.

Pinky & Kamal Odyssey terry towelling pant

$155 Pinky & Kamal Odyssey terry towelling pant Known for its recycled seamless activewear pieces, Pinky & Kamal is entering the trackpants party. The Odyssey pant is made from a bamboo terry towelling blend. Pick between brown, marine blue and sand – each with contrasting retro stripes down the side. Hello poolside chic.

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