The Ultimate Sports Luxe Style Guide
We all have those days when you want to step out in something comfortable but still look amazingly stylish. That’s probably how the sports luxe look came about. Over the last few years, major fashion and sportswear brands have fuelled the sporty trend by creating wearable, yet chic pieces.
Fashion-Forward leggings Are Not Made For The Gym
Once upon a time, it was against the fashion rules to wear legging outside of the gym. Nowadays brands are coming out with some incredibly cool and edgy leggings that are made from high-quality materials. These fashion-forward leggings are the type you can coordinate with a cool top, casual t-shirt or sexy bodysuit.
- Style your leggings with a pair of statement sneakers, like a pink pair from Puma x Fenty. Take inspiration from supermodels Bella and Gigi Hadid, who are always snapped in luxe leggings, paired with bold sneakers.
- Wear your patterned leggings with a leather jacket and sporty crop top for an effortless look, which is great for running errands or grabbing coffee.
- Coordinate your cropped leggings with white sneakers and a knotted t-shirt for a casual look.
Statement Sneakers Are Here To Stay
Before the birth of the sports luxe trend, sneakers were only worn to exercise, but now they’re just as much of a fashion staple as stilettos. For a pair of ultra-cool sporty sneakers, have a look at Nike, New Balance and Adidas. These sports brands have pioneered sneakers for women. In the last few years’ models and fashionistas have been photographed rocking their sneakers with enviable outfits during fashion week.
- For a contrasting effect, pair your sneakers with wide leg trousers and a vest.
- Coordinate your casual summer dress with a pair of Stan Smith’s from Adidas. These sneakers have their own cult following, as they’re incredibly comfortable, yet easy to wear with almost everything.
- Sneakers with a wedge are a good way to elongate your legs, whilst still looking sporty and effortless. Have a look at Isabel Marant, Giuseppe Zanotti and Louboutin for futuristic styles.
How To Take Sports Luxe To The Next Level
If you’re thinking of ways to take turn this trend up a notch, then rest assured, there are a few simple steps you can take to look like you just stepped off the pages of a magazine. Think outside of the box; pair sporty pieces with elegant pieces. The contrast is what defines sports luxe. Take inspiration from Kendall and Kylie Jenner, who are regularly seen wearing tailored tracksuits, sporty crop tops, chic backpacks and striped trousers. The trick is to invest in a few key pieces that you can wear with anything. A little leather backpack gives a youthful vibe to any outfit and is great for a day out and about. Invest in a smart jacket-blazer, so you can throw it on over a pair of trousers and crop top. Finish off this look with your white sneakers.
How To Wear A Coordinating Two-Piece Set
Matching sets are so convenient; they make it much easier to get dressed in the morning, without worrying about what to wear. There are many sporty combos you can choose from. Opt for a sports bra and high waisted leggings combo, for an edgy head-turning ensemble. If you’re not a huge fan of baring your midriff, then opt for a t-shirt or vest with matching shorts or leggings.
- Printed two-piece outfits look great to wear when you’re working out, or just doing some casual shopping.
- Throw your blazer or leather jacket over your black vest and leggings and finish off with a pair of bright, embellished sneakers and your cross body bag, or backpack.
Next time you have a day off and want to go out feeling comfy, yet cool, take a page out of the sports luxe style guide. This style could change the way you dress since you’ll realise how great it feels to rock your sportswear outside of the gym.
There are many ways to look sporty without wearing a tracksuit, or even sneakers. Trousers with a stripe down the side give a high-fashion edge to any outfit.
Leather Jacket: Imperial Fashion, Trousers: Imperial Fashion, Shoes: Casadei
Red is one of the most head-turning colors. So style your bright red sneakers with a bold top for a cool and youthful style. This outfit is great for a casual weekend when you just want to be comfortable.
Coca-Cola top: Pinko, Bag: Pinko, Shoes: Pinko
Oversized, football style t-shirts look cool when paired with shorts. Dress up your look with stilettos or dress down with a pair of Nike sneakers.
Throw on a sporty jacket over a white t-shirt for an effortless look. Finish of your outfit with jeans or black leather pants for a rock-chick vibe.
White trousers and sneakers are one of the easiest ways to achieve the sporty style. Pick a pair of striped, wide leg white trousers for the evening, or a pair of smart white jogger bottoms for the day.
Velvet trousers are such an easy way to make your outfit sporty yet stylish too. Pair them with an over sized metallic top and heels for an evening version of the sports luxe trend. For the day you can swap the heels for wedged sneakers, such as a pair from Isabel Marant.
Silver Top: Vicolo, Velvet Trousers: Imperial Fashion
Add a bold necklace to your outfit to take your look from day to night. Pinstripe pants are incredibly versatile as they can be worn to work with a shirt and blazer, or with sneakers and a metallic top for a casual yet fashion-forward look.
Add a pop of color to your outfit with a pair of neon shoes or bag. Keep the rest of your look monochrome, so that your accessories do the talking.
Baseball caps are a fun way to accessorise, they look great when coordinated with other sporty pieces. The blue striped trousers add some detail to any simple outfit.
Pair your leather leggings with an oversized t-shirt and a cardigan for a cosy feel; finish off your look with a pair of block-heeled boots. Wear this look for running errands or grabbing coffee, as it’s unbelievably comfortable.
A white vest is a staple that every woman should have in her wardrobe. Pair it with black trousers and bold embellished sneakers, to win some fashion points. Tuck in or tie a knot in the front of your vest to cinch yourself in at the waist.
Invest in some fun, colourful sports bras or crop tops that you can wear underneath blazers or jackets for a sexy, yet sporty look. This one looks amazing paired with this gold tailored suit. If you’re a little conscious of your midriff then wear a vest over your sports bra.
Sporty vest-dresses look feminine when paired with heels and a striking clutch bag. For a tomboy take on this outfit; swap the heels for a pair of ankle boots, or white sneakers and top off your look with a little leather jacket.
Rihanna made slides acceptable to wear in public. Grab a pair from the Fenty x Puma collection and wear them with wide leg trousers, a statement bag and a crop top, for a look the diva herself would be proud of.
Sleeveless blazers are great for summer; pair yours with a romantic bralet and heels for a sultry dinner ensemble.
Leather isn’t going out of fashion any time soon, invest in a leather skirt and coordinate it with a black blazer and a sports t-shirt for that girl-about-town look.
Leather pants and a crop top; need I say any more? This outfit will get you noticed in a crowd, as it’s brave, fashion forward and just incredibly chic. It would look equally as amazing with a red or navy blazer.
White jeans are not only great for summer but they also give off that sporty look without trying to hard. Match them to a white shirt and bold shoes to add some color.
Jada Pinkett-Smith shows everyone how it’s done in neon-striped trousers, paired with neon printed shoes. If stilettos are not really your thing then swap them for a pair of white slides.