Athleisure . . . Fitness is in Fashion.

I was recently invited to a talk about ‘Athleisure’ & sporty style, hosted by ELLE magazine and MATCHESFASHION. ELLE’s senior fashion editor, Michelle Duguid, spoke about fit kit wardrobe essentials, the newest activewear brands and how to smarten up a sporty look. Music to my ears! FYI It’s officially acceptable to wear trainers with everything! (Michelle said so)


Here are my top five sporty style rules . . .

  1. Mix and Match.
    Add a sporty jacket or jumper to your smart suit trousers. You can’t really go wrong with a great pair of classic black trousers right?img_9956
  2. Big Logo Love.
    Many sports brands use big logos as their signature. 90’s faves like FILA & ELLESSE are making a come back. Yippeee!img_0002
  3. Fresh Kicks.
    It may be acceptable to wear trainers with every outfit but make sure that they are clean. Sweaty running shoes are not the one.img_9978
  4. Layer It Up.
    It’s a kind of awkward moment between Summer and Autumn, layering looks good but it also means you’re prepared whatever the weather.img_0009
  5. Wear What You Want. Rules are made to be broken and fashion changes it’s mind every five minutes. I hope that the ‘athleisure’ trend is here to stay. I’m wearing my tracksuit until further notice.

Outfit – Trousers, ZARA – Jumper, ADIDAS Originals – Denim Shirt, GAP – Bag, Stella McCartney Adidas – Shoes, Adidas- Red Jacket, ZARA – Sunglasses, Finlay & Co.