With 2020 marking a return to our favorite wardrobe basics, there’s no denying we wouldn’t have it any other way. Endorphins or not, we’re stepping out in workout gear no matter what the occasion. As activewear emerges to be one of the biggest trends of the year, brands are creating comfort clothing pieces for every closet.
Fashionable and functional, the sporty-chic trend is here to stay…and who doesn’t love outfits that are multi-seasonal?
The 101 of styling a sporty-chic look stems from pairing at least one activewear piece with absolutely anything in your wardrobe, or vice-versa, for a perfectly balanced outfit. Here’s how to do it.
Rejoice, because tracksuits have made a comeback. An iconic wardrobe staple in the 2000s, this two-piece ensemble made its mark among some of the most stylish closets in the world. Think Juicy Couture velour sets circa 2001.
But, how do you dress a tracksuit up?
Accessorize the look by adding layers of necklaces. Intricate, yet statement jewelry adds a delicateness to the look. To instantly elevate a pair of sweats, drum roll please…you wear heels. Strappy or slingbacks, you can never go wrong with a pair of heels.
From the gym to the runway, sneakers have become a fashion sensation. Versatile and comfortable, these multi-functional pieces can be worn with absolutely anything and still add an edge to every outfit. As luxury houses bring their kicks to the forefront, the versatility of the sport-shoe adds to every style.
Try pairing some sneaks with midi dresses, cropped jeans, or tailored pants with a blazer for a look that shouts understated elegance. For the finishing touches, add a shoulder or top handle bag for an amp-up.
Nope, we’re not actually going cycling.
Throwback to the 90s when Princess Diana wore these with graphic sweatshirts creating iconic looks we’re still inspired by today.
These sleek shorts can be worn in multiple ways for a functional yet versatile outfit.
For a more daytime look, add a graphic tee and sneakers or espadrilles. If you’re looking to dress it up a notch, layer a cropped tank with a crisp shirt on top buttoned half-way and elevate with heels. Don’t forget, accessorizing is key. Add minimalist jewelry like hoops or a dainty necklace, and complement the look with a micro bag for a twist.
Comfortable, practical and easy – music to our ears when we’ve got a day full of errands and brunch in between. Pair a hoodie with the right pieces, and you’ve got yourself an effortlessly chic get-up.
Layer a hoodie under bold jackets or tailored blazers to add sophistication to your look. Think: a statement denim jacket or belted blazer. You can also wear it to offset a pair of striking printed pants.
From the court to the closet, pleated skirts are an evergreen wardrobe staple that isn’t going anywhere. Variations of the tennis skirt have brought a distinguished ease to sportsluxe outfits, creating the ideal ensemble to take you from day to night (with comfort).
Take an athleisure approach to this preppy piece, by pairing a midi or maxi pleated skirt with an oversized knit sweater and monochrome pumps.
You can also switch it up by tucking in a contrasting shirt and finishing the look with a sporty shoulder bag and sneakers.
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