Dear Lucky: 'How Do I Try the Trackpants Trend Without Going Broke?'
Every day, we get tons of questions from our readers about what to buy and how to wear it. Our Facebook page, Twitter feed and email inboxes are perpetually packed with your queries—and as editors, it's our job to help you navigate these tricky real-life dressing scenarios with ease (and style, of course). Read on for today's inquiry!
Q: "I love the look of silky track pants—but I'm having trouble finding budget-friendly versions. Please help!"
Because wearing athletic-wear as everyday- and evening- wear is such a big thing right now, your best sources for less expensive options are trend-driven fast fashion brands. (We suggest beginning with Zara, Forever21, ASOS and Topshop.) Not only is the merchandise at those kinds of stores very affordable, but it's updated regularly to reflect whatever's most popular in the world of fashion. So even if one well-priced style sells out right away, a very similar version will replace it quickly thereafter. Check in routinely!
Additionally, you should bookmark a few pricier pieces to keep tabs on—chances are at least one will get marked down. For first dibs when it is, make sure you've signed up for every sale update possible and regularly scope Twitter and Facebook for promo codes and special discount events. Who knows? Maybe you'll get a deal on the very high-priced item that inspired you to write this letter! But just in case that doesn't happen, we've found you seven equally good track pant styles under $100 as back-up—click through the slideshow above to shop everything now.