There’s nothing I appreciate more than a little bit of irony in fashion–shredded boyfriend jeans with a sleek heel, a plaid, flannel work shirt with a jewel-encrusted necklace, a sweet, floral dress with a leather moto jacket–irony makes fashion fun. Enter my newest obsession–chic sweats. An oxymoron if I ever heard one but I tested the trend for myself and I’m in love. Pair sweatpants (granted, these aren’t your schlumpin’ around the house, oversize variety), with a pair of heels and a top that you’d normally wear out, like the faux leather one I’m sporting here. The result is casual chic and the bonus is obviously that you not only look great, but you feel great, too. I’ve never spent a more comfortable evening out on the town. The classic sweatpant silhouette with gathered bottom is everywhere in a variety of different incarnations this fall so if fleece sweats with heels is too big of a jump for you, ease your way into the trend with a silk pair or even a pair of pants with a sweatpant-style cut.