Pulling off the sports luxe trend is a lot easier than you think, and no, it’s not about sweating it out in expensive gym gear. It’s a little bit of sports, infused with a touch of luxe and a whole lot of comfort.
Today, we’re showing you easy ways to master the trend. Put them all together to pull off a stylish straight-off-the-court look, or incorporate just a few key pieces for a hint of athletic charm. Get your game face on with these top sports-inspired essentials!
Joggers (otherwise known as stylish sweat pants) are slouchy and loose trousers made of stretchy fabric with elasticized, cuffed ankles. Be warned, these pants are so comfortable you might find yourself living in them. But be careful with how you pair your joggers – the aim is to look luxe, rather than as though you’re ready to hit the sack!
Avoid: Don’t get lost in all that fabric! If your joggers are loose, avoid baggy tees or a sweatshirts.
How to wear it: Team up your casual joggers with a structured top and slip on those killer heels. Balance out your look with a formfitting top to accentuate your figure, and elevate your style with a sharp pair of heels. If you’re thinking of getting away with wearing joggers to work, try a blazer and pointed heels.
This is a short jacket gathered at the waist and cuffs by elasticated bands, with a zip running down the front. Originally made for pilots, modernised versions of this jacket now come in a variety of prints and colours. This trendy jacket is a sporty alternative to edgy moto jackets. Get experimental with prints and textures to play up your look!
Avoid: Don’t match your bomber jacket to your pants or you’ll risk looking like you have a tracksuit on.
How to wear it: Switch up your laidback weekend look with a printed bomber jacket. Remember, for this look to work, the main focus should be your jacket. Pair your outfit with faded ripped boyfriend jeans for added texture, and a comfy pair of espadrilles in complementing colours.
Nothing says sporty like racer stripes. Whether it’s on the elastic band of your skirt, printed on your sleeves or sewn along your ribbed collar, these stripes are an essential element when pulling off the sports luxe look. Don’t wear your cheerleader outfit the next time you head out to support your favourite team; be inspired by their lavish uniforms instead!
Avoid: Don’t confuse racer stripes with Breton stripes! Racer stripes usually come in pairs of solid black or white stripes.
How to wear it: From football fields to after-parties, wear your support on your sleeve because really, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to wearing racer stripes! For a more uniformed look, pair monochrome colours. Keep your accessories minimal but sandals with block heels won’t hurt.
It’s all in the Shoes
The world has Isabel Marant to thank for its brilliant introduction to the wedge sneaker. By putting fashion and function together in a runway-ready package, the brand inadvertently gave every girl the easy shortcut to working this sporty aesthetic. And if these height-lifting kicks don’t float your boat, there’s always the classic slip-on to round off any sports luxe look!
Avoid: Gaudy embellished or neon hues, which will replace any sports luxe vibe you’re aiming for with an unwelcome influence of excessive femininity.
How to wear it: Sports luxe footwear doesn’t have to simply be functional and athletic. From sneakers to skater flats and sliders, get experimental with fancy footwork that will give your sports luxe look a stylish lift. Choose the fun prints reminiscent of your childhood from Givenchy, or try Chanel’s rendition of the wedge sneaker for added edge.