Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sporty chic

GUESS? jacket, shoes, ZARA top,
7 For All Mankind Crop Skinny in Neon green, $169

Sport-inspired ensembles are one of the biggest trends on the runway this Spring/Summer. I can’t say that it was picked up by many non-couture brands and is super easy to pull off but it is definitely worth looking into.

Derin Dress, Charles David boots

First of all I want to stress the fact that the look I am talking about is INSPIRED by athletic wear but is not literally pulled out of your gym bag. In fact, actual sport gear is definitely prohibited. The idea behind the trend is either to execute sporty fits in classic and even luxurious fabrics or conversely to use hi-tech materials for sleek and elegant silhouettes. As a result of this interesting fusion the outfit should be stylish and chic. The last thing that you want is to appear like you are going to spinning class.

GUESS? Katy sleeveless dress, $148

GUESS? Neon long-sleeve mesh top, $54

GUESS? Faith short-sleeve top, $69

GUESS? by Marciano Karlee sandal, $198

The biggest challenge of this trend is the big commitment it requires. Unfortunately a couple of sporty accessories or a pair of shoes will not do it, in this case bigger pieces with strong athletic statements are needed – skirt with a top, jacket or even a whole dress. As soon you have found those items pair them with sexy edgy pumps and a cool bag. And don’t be stingy with your accessories – the more the better!

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