How to Style Windbreaker Pants

Windbreaker pants are made of swishy nylon material, just like windbreaker jackets. Although they were originally made for athletes to wear, they’re now great staple items in your wardrobe for comfy and cool streetwear looks. If you have some windbreaker pants you’ve been dying to try out, try wearing them with a few different tops, shoes, and accessories to create outfits for a day in or a night out.


[Edit]Keeping Your Pants Casual

  1. Pair your pants with a cropped sweatshirt for a sporty outfit. Contrast the bulk of the windbreaker pants with a chic layer on your upper body. Choose a sweatshirt that hits just above your waist for a simple, cute outfit to wear on a casual day out.[1]
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    • Pair a grey cropped sweatshirt with some black windbreaker pants and white shoes for a neutral outfit.
  2. Keep your outfit simple with a fitted T-shirt. You don’t have to make your entire outfit look oversized to match your pants. Combat the bulk of your windbreaker pants with a V-neck or scoop neck shirt that is fitted to your upper body.[2]
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    • Add a pop of color to your outfit with a bright blue or red shirt with some black or grey windbreaker pants.
  3. Use a cropped tank top to keep cool in the summer. Throw on a spaghetti-strap tank top that stops just above your natural waistline to hug your curves. A cropped tank will also provide a nice contrast from the larger, more oversized pants in your outfit.[3]
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    • Put on a white tank top, red windbreaker pants, and a baseball hat for a cute summer outfit.
  4. Make your outfit oversized with a large winter coat. It’s okay to add some bulk up top when wearing windbreaker pants. Throw on a winter coat with a big hood to stay comfortable and warm in your windbreaker pants.[4]
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    • Navy blue windbreaker pants look great with a black or hunter green coat.
    • Pair your outfit with some winter boots to keep your feet warm.
  5. Add some chunky sneakers for a comfortable look. Chunky sneakers add more bulk to your bottom half which looks great in a more sporty outfit. Complete your outfit with some bulky shoes to stick with the oversized theme.[5]
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    • Pair your sneakers and windbreaker pants with a large jacket and a beanie for an oversized outfit.
  6. Create a sporty outfit by wearing some running shoes. Windbreaker pants were made to exercise in. Use running shoes to copy the sporty look, or even to go running or jogging.[6]
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    • Black running shoes, black and white windbreaker pants, and a navy jacket pair well together for a quick jog through the neighborhood.
  7. Carry a small backpack to stick with the casual aesthetic. Purses and handbags can make your outfit look more formal. Choose a small backpack to carry your phone, wallet, and keys in to keep your arms free.[7]
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    • Add a pop of color to your outfit with a pink or yellow backpack, or stay neutral with a cream or black one.
  8. Wear a baseball cap to finish off your look. Since windbreaker pants are so sporty, you can top off your outfit with a cool baseball hat. Use a black or white one to keep it neutral, or add a pop of color to your outfit with a neon hat.[8]
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    • You can find cheap baseball hats at most thrift stores.
    • Black windbreaker pants, a neon green shirt, and a white baseball hat is a great casual look.

[Edit]Creating Fashion-Forward Outfits

  1. Elevate your outfit with a bedazzled bomber jacket. If you want to stay away from the sporty aspect of windbreaker pants, throw on a bomber jacket with some sparkly accents to make your upper half pop. Choose a silky bomber jacket to elevate it even more.[9]
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    • Wear a pink bomber jacket with some black windbreaker pants and white sneakers for a cute outfit.
  2. Throw on a windbreaker jacket for a tracksuit look. Go for a bold outfit by pairing a matching windbreaker jacket with your windbreaker pants. This is a great look if you have a bright vintage windbreaker jacket that you can wear with some bright pants.[10]
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    • Pair red windbreaker pants with a red jacket to stand out, or keep your outfit more muted with a neutral navy blue or black.
  3. Put on a patterned top to spice up plain windbreaker pants. Stripes, polka dots, or even animal print goes great with solid-colored windbreaker pants. Add an interesting element to your outfit by wearing a bold piece up top.[11]
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    • Wear a leopard print shirt with some black windbreaker pants and a bucket hat for a streetwear outfit.
  4. Elevate your outfit with a button-down. Choose a button-down shirt with a solid color and some bright windbreaker pants. Tuck your button-down shirt into your pants for a cool streetwear look to make you stand out.[12]
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    • Pair a light blue button down paired with some red windbreaker pants and black sneakers.
  5. Make your outfit more cozy with a soft sweater. Contrast the swishy material of windbreaker pants with a wool or nylon sweater. Pair a pair of neutral pants with a neon sweater for a bright look, or go all out and mix bright pants and a bright sweater.[13]
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    • Wear some pink windbreaker pants with a neon green sweater for an outfit that will stand out.
  6. Tuck your pants into crew socks for a bold look. Wear crew socks that hit above your ankles. Pull the bottoms of your pants into your socks and smooth them out flat.[14]
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  7. Hang a fanny pack over one shoulder for a fashion-forward bag. Grab a neutral fanny pack that goes well with any outfit, like black or brown. Instead of wearing it around your waist, pull it on over one shoulder so that it hangs on your torso like a crossbody bag.[15]
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    • Use a neon fanny pack to make it stand out.
    • Red windbreaker pants, a white shirt, and a black fanny pack pair well together for a simple look.
  8. Pair your pants with some skinny heels for a night out. Windbreaker pants don’t have to be worn during the day. Throw on some black stiletto heels to elevate your outfit enough for a night out.[16]
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    • Wear some black windbreaker pants with white stripes down the side, black heels, and a white crop top to take your outfit to a club.
  9. Throw on some boots for a contradiction. Since windbreaker pants are so sporty, you can contrast that with a pair of chunky work boots. Tuck the bottom of your pants into your boots for a seamless look.[17]
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    • Pair black work boots with black windbreaker pants and a jean jacket for a fashion-forward outfit.


  • Try out a few different outfits to find a style that you like!