MASTERING SPORT LUXE
Many people are becoming aware of the new trend that is taking the world by storm. Sports luxe has been taken by designer labels everywhere, tailoring fabrics in order to move casual wear into smarter, more stylish clothing. It was a common assumption to associate sweatpants with youths and lounge wear, but it has quickly transitioned into popular and stylish trend. Here is a way you can now master the sports luxe trend yourself.
¨Whether you are on your way to the gym, the supermarket or meeting friends for lunch, the sport luxe trend allows you to feel confortable whilst looking stylish. This trend is the definitive ready to wear for many seasons to come.¨ – Hilary Alexander
There is a whole variety of options you could choose for the tops, shirts or t-shirts. As the blazer is smart, opt for a plain fitted crew neck t-shirt. Fitted t-shirts are ideal with blazers, however, add a touch of colour into the outfit. Now that you have a black pair of tailored joggers and a navy blazer, add a touch of white, or grey. This will help move towards the smart look, taking the outfit away from casual. Ralph Lauren, Jack Wills and many more brands have fitted crew necks t-shirts for a great price.
We start the collection with Bohoo’s very own skinny fit joggers. As you can see the fabric and colour is completely different to tradition and regular joggers, or sweatpants. The fabrics have now been tailored in order to make them look smarter, neater and versatile. They can also be classed as trousers, taking sweatpants into another level. It can be difficult to get carried away, but tailored and fitted sweatpants are the foundation to mastering the sports luxe style.
Next up on our list is the Gant Window Pane Blazer. It is easy to believe that this combination wouldn’t work, however matched with the black, skinny fitted joggers you’ll be able to see. As this Gant’s blazer offers a versatile appearance, capable of being matched in both casual and smart situations, it offers a seamless option to the joggers. The small detailing across the blazer offers a touch of flair and is the luxury to your sports luxe outfit. Designer labels have used mens tracksuits as an inspiration to finish of their sports luxe outfits, so feel free to experiment and add a touch of versatility to your outfits.
To finish off our outfit we are going with all black trainers. However, ensure that you move away from varied coloured trainers and stick to solid colours. With solid colours its take away the casual look and caters to a smarter, more stylistic look. Opt for leather styling and ensure any labels, or branded are hidden, or kept to a minimum. Armani, National Standard and Ralph Lauren are great examples of brands that have a minimalistic design with an all-black style.
With the increasing advent of sports wear and sports luxe becoming the new ´on duty´ and ´off duty´ ready to wear trend thanks to Kanye West, Stella McCartney and now Beyonce´s Ivy Park, looking fit can also synonymously mean looking good.
Article: Charles Daniel McDonald
Photography: Each Respective Designer