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 . . .
- 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?
- Big Logo Love.
Many sports brands use big logos as their signature. 90’s faves like FILA & ELLESSE are making a come back. Yippeee!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.