“Motocross, surfing and scuba diving – designers work high-energy chic with a lineup of sporting greats.” net-a-porter
It’s as if the London 2012 Olympics gave a shout-out to its fashion partners and gave all the designers the inspiration for this season’s trend. There’s a whole new love for everything sporty from high-top sneakers (see my high-top sneakers post as a guest blogger at fashionenvie), exposed zips, draw-string track pants, elastic straps, and wind-breaker jackets.
So, with these high-school going staples, how do you go high-energy, high fashion-chic?
Lucky for us, sportswear this season is seeing more luxe fabrics including sheer (panels) and leather (mesh) fabrics, pieces are more structured and well-tailored, and attention were paid to interesting details.
Also, for the less masculine dressers, it has taken on a more feminine identity with body-con sporty dresses, or bustiers / bra-tops for options.
Sporty-dressing has never been my forte, and also not quite a fan of most things utility / draw-string, I took a less-literal approach to the trend with an updated black track pants and paired them up with a sheer paneled vest and chunky heels for an under-stated approach.
The key here is to mix updated sporty pieces with grown-up heels, luxe pieces, and your favorite current season accessories like arm candy, necklace, or earrings.
Alternatively, you can put a more colorful twist on the sporty trend pairing playful separates with high-top sneakers (as what fashionenvie blogger did with her high top sneakers and mini), sleek visors with mini puff skirts, or colorful duffle bags to show the Olympics team spirit.
Outfit: Top: Naf Naf, Pants: Zara, Vest: Zara (style the waistcoat with the pastel trend), Shoes: Valentino, Accessories: Bracelet: Vintage, Zara, Necklace: J-Crew, Ring: Ashina, Sunglass: Chanel 4185