The sportswear as ready-to-wear trend first emerged last spring with Alexander Wang’s low slung skinny sweatpants worn with pointy black booties.
From Derek Lam and Bottega Veneta to Lacoste and Hermès, it was made official…workout wear is fashionable.
It looks and feels so comfortable, but also has an edgier side when styled smartly; for example, when paired with a crisp button-front blouse and sharp-shouldered blazer.
The answer is all in the details, and heels have never made more sense than when paired with comfortable sweats.
The mix of dressy with casual is a juxtaposition that can be worn anywhere.
Play around with sporty pieces. Replace your classic blazer with a hooded cropped sweatshirt cardigan and wear it over an elegant silk blouse and skinny high-waisted trousers.
Another option is to throw on an oversized college letter jacket over a basic white tee and pair it with denim jeans and black pumps. You’ll look like a sports star with class.
Can’t live without your running leggings? Find a pair in a fun pattern, throw on a tunic top and girlish flats, and top the look off with a distressed denim jacket and baseball hat.
You’ll still show off your feminine shape with the leggings, but the extra masculine touches will bring out your tomboy side that loves to have fun and get active.
Adding some unexpected jewelery into the mix like a rock star studded cuff or pretty jeweled bracelet keeps the sporty and edgy ratio balanced.
Remember, this look is perfectly executed when every detail is taken into consideration.
Channeling your glamorous sporty side has never been easier. The best thing is that you can easily transition from work to the gym!