“Athleisure”—a.k.a. the fashion trend sent straight from the comfy-clothing gods—is taking stores and closets by storm. Celebs are wearing the garments in their downtime, high-end designers are starting their own fitness lines, and big-name companies like The Gap are banking on their athletic lines to make them lots o’ moola. Plus, a very scientific study suggests that people who wear gym gear—like yoga pants—to places where one would normally not wear that kind of ensemble are seen as having a higher status since they ignore typical social norms and basically look like they’re too cool for school.
But because the world isn’t always aware of the latest style trends and very important scientific research, people might make some pretty lame assumptions about you when you rock your on-trend, no-fail spandex pants. Here, the silliest things people who have not yet discovered the magic of yoga pants might think about you:
1. You’re One of Those Darn Hippies
To the untrained eye, your comfy pants are only made for doing yoga, eating kale, and lighting incense. Sure, you might partake in some of those activities, but you also hit up Nordstrom and your favorite burger joint in those suckers.
2. Or You Might Be a College Student
The jury is still out on whether college students even own pants other than the yoga variety. Don’t be shocked if you get an invite to a frat party.
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3. You’re on Track to Become a Soccer Mom
To people stuck in 2004, you’re just a Kate Gosselin haircut and PTA nomination away from being a full-blown helicopter mom.
4. You’re Not a Regular Shower-er
We know that your style is on-fleek, but the unsavvy might assume the only thing you changed today is your underwear. Little do they know, you have a pair of yoga pants for every day of the week. Boom.
5. You’re a Gym-Obsessed Meat Head
Even if the only thing on your schedule is coffee and a trip to Bed Bath & Beyond, the unfashionable crowd might think you’re headed to “get swole.” Joke’s on you, haters.
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6. You’re Allergic to Dressing Up
Of course you get fancy, but those with outdated notions of stretchy pants probably think that the last time you wore heels was before you ever heard the word “Netflix.”
Let’s be honest: Those dudes admiring your exquisite booty are way too busy staring to form coherent thoughts, let alone make any sort of assumptions about you.
At the end of the day, by sporting your yoga pants (and looking hella good in them), you’re helping to change people’s assumptions about the genius clothing item, one mind at a time. So wear ’em loud, wear ’em proud, ladies.
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