It's the most wonderful time of the year, and no, I'm not just talking about the holidays. Finally, sweats season has come around, and I'm pulling out all my fleece-lined sweatshirts, bunching up my fuzzy socks on my ankles, snuggling under my knitted blanket, and essentially doing everything else that a Hallmark movie protagonist would surely be enjoying while Darlene Love sings in the background.
Most of all, I'm looking forward to the months in the year when wearing warm, cozy sweatpants all day is not only accepted, but embraced as choice behavior. And my favorite pair that recently topped my all-time list of best sweatpants ever? Madewell's MWL Superbrushed Easygoing Sweatpants, which reviewers can't stop buying and have called the "softest loungewear ever." Having worn the pants for weeks now, I am fully on board with the hype.
To buy: $75; madewell.com.
I've been a fan of Madewell for years and have always heard good things about its MWL line of loungewear. Let me tell you, it truly didn't disappoint this time. These fleece-lined sweatpants are so pillowy soft that I feel like I'm being constantly snuggled by a comfortable blanket, and they're actually flattering so I totally feel great wearing them on grocery runs or for a quick walk around the park. I've washed them multiple times since I bought them and they've held up so well that they are just as comfortable as the first day I got my hands on the pair.
Madewell's Easygoing Sweatpants have become holy grail sweats for other reviewers as well. "These are the softest, warmest, coziest sweats I've ever worn," wrote a shopper. "Loved [them] so much I bought [them] in three colors and will buy more when they are made! I buy these as a set (with the matching top and bottom) as wearing them together helps me to feel more pulled together in these WFH times. As a plus sized person and someone with a long torso, long arms and no waist, I was worried about the cropped nature of the matching sweatshirt, but these sweatpants are nicely and comfortably high waisted."
Since MWL's collection also includes a Superbrushed Easygoing Sweatshirt, I'll be picking up the matching top to go with my pants next time I'm on a shopping spree at Madewell (which, to be honest, is every weekend). Certain colorways of the pants are even on sale for as little as $35—that's 53 percent off—so I'm planning on stocking up on a few more pairs or getting them for my family as holiday gifts.
Shop Madewell's ultra-comfy sweatpants below for your coziest season yet.