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How To Wear ‘Sports Luxe’

July 19, 2017

By now, we’re sure you’ve heard the term ‘sports luxe’ or ‘athleisure’ thrown around.

This relatively new trend is essentially the pairing of athletic wear with non-athletic wear, such as gym pants and high-heeled boots, or Nike kicks and a Chanel bag. It’s a mashup of two distinct styles that would, traditionally, not be worn together.

It’s popularity has grown exponentially, and with the stylish yet comfortable options it offers, it’s no surprise as to why. Athleisure has become a regular for fashion designers and celebrities alike.

However, pulling off a successful ‘sports luxe’ look is not always easy. Too much ‘sport’ and you’ll end up looking like you belong on the track. Too much ‘luxe’ and your token athletic piece may look out of place.

Here’s how you can successfully pull off the athleisure look with these few items.

Sweat Tops

Sweat tops are not only really comfortable, they’re also very versatile which makes them easy to pair with almost any outfit.

For a more sophisticated look, pair a sweat top with silky cigarette pants or tailored trousers and accessorise with a glitzy clutch or statement heels.

If you prefer a more laid back look, pair a sweat top with a pair of distressed denim jeans and block heels or sneakers.

Tracksuit Pants

However odd it may sound, tracksuit pants are very trendy.

Scores of celebrities are particularly fond of pairing their tracksuit pants with feminine tops.

Pair tracksuit pants with a shiny, metallic top or a lacy bodysuit for a look that has both masculine and feminine elements.

A great pair of pointed heels will elevate the look even more.

Bomber Jackets

Undeniably one of the hottest items this season, the bomber jacket is probably the most versatile garment in a sports luxe wardrobe.

While bomber jackets have their roots in 80s athletic wear, they are being transformed into statement fashion pieces with embroidery and luxurious fabrics.

A silk bomber jacket can instantaneously give any outfit an ‘athleisure’ edge. You can wear it with jeans and a t-shirt or, if you want to make a bolder statement, throw it over your shoulders when you’re wearing a cocktail dress or ball gown.

Platform Sneakers

No sports luxe wardrobe is complete without a pair of great platform sneakers.

Major sport shoe companies such as Nike, Adidas and New Balance all have sneaker lines that are tailored to the sports luxe market.

You can wear sneakers with basically any outfit, but if you want to mix it up a little, pair your sneakers with a flirty skirt or silky culottes.

Image credit: Kim Kardashian & Rihanna wear sports luxe (2017) [online image] sourced on 19 July 2017 at http://hollywoodlife.com/2016/09/30/rihanna-disses-kim-kardashian-wearing-puma-track-pants/