7 Luxe tracksuits we have our eyes on thanks to 'Squid Game'
Netflix's series sensation Squid Game has taken the world by storm. Since its September release, the dystopian K-drama has been on everyone's minds, and is slowly on its way to becoming the streaming platform's most-watched show ever. It's not difficult to see why: From all the nostalgic (deadly) childhood games to Internet girlfriend Jung Ho-yeon, Squid Game deftly unpacks the insidious nature of capitalism and social inequality in a plot that mingles satire and melodrama via plenty of visually memorable elements. What got us really talking though, was the clothes.
While the soldiers donned fuschia nylon jumpsuits, the unofficial uniform for the hundreds of in-debt contestants was a deep teal striped tracksuit, paired with white slip-on Vans. According to data compiled by retail aggregator Lyst, global searches for retro-inspired tracksuits, white slip-on sneakers, red boiler suits and even the colour teal have all jumped since the show's release. With Halloween right around the corner, the instantly iconic tracksuits are set to be everywhere––but the great thing about these ensembles are that it doesn't just have to be for the spooky season. Below, we've rounded up our pick of the best luxe tracksuits on the market to lounge around in style (and comfort):
The OG tracksuit
You can never wrong with an Adidas' '70s classic. The 2021 iteration arrives in a high-performance material made out of upcycled plastic waste collected from ocean shores.
The loungewear staple
No tracksuit roundup would be complete without a pair of track pants from 2020's It loungewear brand the Frankie Shop. These soft cotton jersey pants come in a gorgeous shade of sage green that'll make for the perfect monochrome ensemble when matched with their padded-shoulder sweatshirt.
The hybrid outfit
Sleeper's homage to the iconic off-duty style of Princess Diana comes with a removable lace-trimmed Puritan collar that reminds us a bit of the gigantic killer doll in the show's first game. Pair them with white sneakers for the ultimate hybrid costume/look.
If you're looking for something that's a bit different, Thom Browne's cosy navy set features bright white stripes that go horizontal across one limb, instead of vertically down the side. On top of that, their jacket fuses sportswear and suiting with a fitted tailored fit that features zipped back vents and a curved front.
The crystal-trimmed option
Area's forest green trackpants caught our eyes for two reasons: it's wide leg fit is not only super flattering but also provides plenty of roomy comfort and there's also a side stripe detailing in the form of rhinestone embellishments. Style with a blazer and heels for date night or wear it with a cropped tee for casual outings.
The plush Y2K pair
Arriving in ivory white velour, Tory Sport's effortlessly elegant tracksuit will add a touch of Y2K spirit to your off-duty collection.
Channel the bold jumpsuits of the Squid Game soldiers in this fuschia-pink ensemble. Seen all over the runways, the mood-boosting colour is here to stay, so why not try it out via this cropped-fit track set by Raey?
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