Sports Luxe, or ‘athleisure’ has been having a fashion moment for some time now, both on the High Street and the catwalk on both sides of the Atlantic. You need only take a look at what the British fash pack (and Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Rita Ora, Gwen Stefani, Miley Cyrus, Nicole Scherzinger…) are wearing both on and off-duty to see how crucial this look has become in recent months. We’re always loving a trend that’s practical and cozy as well as super-stylish, so let’s take a look at how to wear it, Sloanie style.
Comfy yoga pants and loose trousers with stretchy waists. What’s not to love? Think après-workout style here. The sort of laid-back threads you might pull on for juice and a bite to eat with friends after a hot yoga session or workout. Style up your posh joggers with a pair of heels, clutch and jacket for an evening out, or throw on a casual jumper and some statement jewellery for a more transitional look. We’re also loving the current trend for bright print workout leggings right now. Check out Hip and Healthy for a kaleidoscopic collection of the most vibrant workout gear you’ll want to wear even on rest days.
Trainers… with Everything
Word on the street is that ballet flats are OVER and it’s all about trainers for daytime action. Skater flats, high tops, wedges and plimsolls – they’re coming out in leather, metallic, neon and all manner of prints this spring and summer, so take your pick and dare to be different. So whether you’re rocking your Nike Flyknits with a pretty skirt and blouse or following in the footsteps of Alexa Chung, Sienna Miller and the Olsen twins with a pair of Supergas (Suki Waterhouse has even designed a range for the Italian shoemakers), we’re jumping for joy over sensible, stylish and versatile footwear. Nike has even collaborated with world-famous Liberty of London to produce a swoon-worthy collection of floral, Liberty-print trainers. We NEED!
Whether you opt for a silk affair or a retro baseball-style bomber, this is just one more sports luxe accessory you can style up or down and wear day-to-night. Metallic hues and leather add a little hip-hop edge to your daytime joggers and sneakers, and a dash of glam to your evening harem pants and heels ensemble. Have fun with prints and go for something exotic, pared down with a pair of monochrome pants. Pair with baseball cap by day for extra sports luxe points. This is the definitive outerwear silhouette at the moment and we can guarantee you’ll look the bomb.
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