Sportswear Chic

by • May 31, 2014 • Fashion, TrendsComments (0)2404

Another killer SS 2014 trend on the rise is athletic inspired streetwear. From the runway to Rihanna and all the way to you, if executed properly, these sports-chic looks can steal any show. The key is in the styling, since these looks tiptoe on the edge of looking sloppy, but if styled properly have unlimited fashion potential.

Some major design houses set the trend in motion during Spring Fashion Weeks the world over this year.

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Once street style front runners caught wind of the trend, there was no holding back and within days, the front rows of the hottest fashion week shows were dotted with Nike tees and leather joggers. Then without fail, the looks hit the blogosphere. Hard.

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Again, the key in nailing these looks is to be seriously mindful of your styling. Need a few tips? Let’s start with these.

1. Play with Proportions


Like any great look, athletic styles require that you pay close attention to your proportions. For example, if you’re into joggers like our model is wearing here, be sure to keep your proportions on top either the same or smaller. You don’t have to opt for the crop top, but be sure that you don’t go baggy on top and bottom, or you’ll just look like a mess.

2. Find Your Structure


We all need a little structure in life, right? Another great way to play up a pair of sporty joggers is to go for a bit of structure up top. Jackets like this give you some cleaner lines to accent loose fitting bottoms.

3. Find a Happy Medium


Perhaps the most important tip of all is trying to find a happy medium where sportswear and fashion can successfully collide. While strapping Nike basketball socks into heels is not for the faint of heart, be sure to accent athletic pieces with feminine touches to keep you looking more runway and less soccer practice. Loving athletic shorts? Grab the glitziest clutch you own before you step out. Want to give some joggers a go? Pair them with stilettos and a boyfriend blazer. It’s as simple as that!

Check out retailers like KarmaLoop, ASOS and Gypsum to stock up on Sportswear-Chic staples like beanies, joggers, track jackets and jerseys and let us know how you like to rock this trend!

Photo credit: Vogue France, Fashion from the Hart, Buzz Jeans, Hot Beauty Health

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