Fall 2012 Trend: Sweat Equity

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T-shirts, jeans and even pajamas have all had their moment in the spotlight. And sweatpants got the high-fashion treatment a few seasons ago: remember J. Crew's sequined pair? The latest item to get upgraded to haute status is the humble sweatshirt.

Balenciaga, Alexander Wang and Prabal Gurung were among the designers who—with the help of some luxe trimmings—transformed the Sunday morning Starbucks-run staple into a Saturday night must-have. Just another reason to indulge your lazy side.