You're only awake thanks to caffeine, and for the past several nights, you've called a library desk your "bed." Yep, collegiettes, it's finals week—which means there are more things on your to-do list than there are hours in the day. Real pants? Psh—the idea of sliding into a pair of skinny jeans only occurs in your worst nightmares right now. But those oversized sweats you got on sale at the campus bookstore... we won't lie, those just aren't going to cut it. Fortunately, somewhere between jeans and PJs exist pants you can wear in public that feel just like your most lived-in pair of at-home-only leggings! Check out our selects below, and ace finals week style this year!
1. Fall florals
These Drapey Floral Pants ($69.50) from Ann Taylor Loft give the impression that you spent time getting ready this morning! They're sophisticated and chic, but the slouchy fit means you can still hole up in the library all day, feeling like you're in loungewear.
2. Slim-fit sweats
True life: You can wear sweats around campus, and here's the proof. These slim-fit, Zip-Pocket Track Pants ($44.95) from the Gap are basically your generic sweatpants' chic older sister. Made with 100 percent cotton, they're roomy enough through the hips to be seated at a desk all day (probably while chowing down on snacks... oops) but the tapering around the ankles creates a more flattering fit.
The sporty look is totally in this season, so why not take advantage during finals? Wear these Jogging Pants ($39.95) from H&M with stylish slip-ons rather than your usual gym shoes to give them the jock-like vibe without looking like you came straight from the gym. Bonus: These feature an elastic waistband!
4. Denim vs. sweats
Are these jeans? Are these sweats?! The good news is, they're a little bit of both. Sweats that look like jeans are kind of the holy grail of finals style, and these Serena Jogger pants ($98) from Mavi are it.
While we can't help you pass your finals with flying colors, this guide to finals week style will at least get you a passing grade on your campus catwalk strut!