Last year, we saw athleisure ware that was subtle and relaxed –cozy crop tops and sweatpants that spelled lazy weekends and understated style. But this season, sporty pieces will be surely sprinting its way to every closet, thanks to its game-changing new aesthetics. Welcome bolder colors and prints, edgy silhouettes and striking details. Athletic or not, these standout pieces will make winning ensembles wherever you go.
It’s World Cup season. Might as well pay homage to a famous sport with a fabulous jersey –team logo, optional. You can borrow from the boys, but jerseys tapered to one’s silhouette, coupled with a deeper neckline, can be ultra-sexy. If the jersey is long enough, wear it as a dress with white sneakers. As a top, tuck it into wide leg pants or high waist jeans. But for a look that can take you from game viewing party to an afternoon date, pair the jersey with a printed midi skirt. Finish off the look with sandals and a crossbody bag.
Glam Jackets and Sweaters
Trade frumpy sweaters and oversized jackets with toppers that flatter the figure. A cropped jacket would cinch the waist when paired with high waists jeans. For a sultry touch, unzip it and create a sports-inspired off-shoulder top. And to instantly create a scene-stealing look, pick unexpected colors that are bold and bright. For sweaters, have fun with logos and graphics –they’re the perfect excuse to play with the mixed prints trend, anyway. Another option is pairing a graphic sweater with a striped skirt for a street style-worthy combo, then finishing off the look with sleek-looking booties.
Leave those drawstring pants for the gym. Look cooler and edgier with side panel pants. These sporty bottoms are striking contrasts to feminine tops adorned with ruffles and asymmetrical necklines. Cuffed bottoms on the other hand, would complement high heels (plus the side stripe elongates the leg too), making the basic pants a transitional piece that can take you from day to night. For a more avant-garde look, opt for an androgynous ensemble consisting of a tucked in button down blouse and lustrous boots. Throw a cropped leather jacket over the shoulders to highlight the waist and to complete the glam-sporty look.