Karl Lagerfeld once said, "Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants." Umm, I don't know about you, but I certainly disagree with Karl on this one. It's totally fine to break some of the fashion rules we've always been taught, and nowadays it has become socially acceptable to wear sweatpants in public! Of course sweatpants won't ever replace your favorite pair of jeans, but the sportswear trend has been widely spotted on runways and fashionistas lately, so why not take the sweatpants outside of the gym? If you've been wondering how to dress up your sweatpants, we'll guide you with simple tips to style that (very!) comfortable pair of pants.

- You can dress up your sweatpants with everything from a sweatshirt to a silk top, you just have to mix and match the right pieces of clothing and accessories to achieve a trendy look.

- Keep your look simple by wearing the sweatpants with a plain pullover or shirt, layer up with a biker jacket, and go for a pair of sneakers as your choice of footwear.

- If you want to instantly make your look more chic, then replace the sneakers with a pair of heels, and you'll be creating a contrast between the casual vibes of the sweatpants and the polished effect that your heels will add.

- Another way of dressing up your sweatpants is choosing to wear them with a sweatshirt and sneakers, but finish up the look with a fancy handbag to break up the full sportswear look.

Warning: Do not attempt to replicate the dressed up sweatpants look by wearing a pair of Juicy Couture velour tracksuits - they're only meant to be worn at home!