Who could have predicted that mix & match sportswear would redefine street style, transforming into a winning formula that would become the holy grail on the catwalks? The big couture houses are now paying due respect to brands and designers with 100% sports DNA .
It all began with a white sneaker that revolutionized the shoe collections of women everywhere, converting even the most demanding fashionistas. The athleisure (a contraction of athletic and leisure) trend has gradually gained acceptance to the point where it has become a statement look with a widespread fan base. Sneakers have already proven their fashion worth, so now sporty chic worshippers are extolling the virtues of sweatpants, idolized by the millennial generation.
However, generation Y is all about gender confusion, leading to the pursuit of a hybrid, hermaphrodite, androgynous style that sweatpants embody perfectly!
But how do you wear this sporty style without looking like you’ve just left the gym, running track or soccer stadium? Our real inspirations are the women who carry off the sporty look with aplomb: Cara (Delevingne), Rihanna, Rita (Ora), Selena (Gomez), Victoria (Beckham), Gigi (Hadid) and Suki (Waterhouse).
As far as closet essentials are concerned, logos are the order of the day. Take your pick from three stripes, a tick, a crocodile or a polo player. Sports jerseys with big numbers are also all the rage, and a varsity sweatshirt or hoodie will finish off your sportswear wardrobe nicely. Just be careful not to overdo it: only wear the numbered jersey OR the varsity sweatshirt, definitely not both at once! On the bottom half, leggings, sweatpants, jogging pants or jeggings will add a comfortable, confident edge to your sportswear silhouette. And designer sneakers on your feet (by your favorite designer, of course) are an absolute must!
Last but not least, since the devil is in the detail, never forget to accessorize. A chunky bracelet or necklace, pendant earrings, and a purse (or clutch) will transform your outfit and give it a more feminine vibe.