The appearance of more and more sports luxe wear from the catwalk to the high street is a testament to this enduring style. Athleisure never seems to be far from our minds regardless of the season.While we may have layered it up for winter and switched lighter fabrics for more structured alternatives to last out the cold, now is the time to take it back to basics. Forget any idea you might have of throwing on your trusty gym joggers and calling it a day, as the sports luxe trend places emphasis on the luxe.
Keep It Unisex
The margins between mens and womens clothing are slowly closing as men opt for more fitted styles and women are leaning towards loose fits. It’s all about the subtle differences that can bring a feminine or masculine touch to an outfit. More and more retailers and choosing to ignore the usual men’s clothing and women’s clothing divisions, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself wearing the same thing as your significant other.
This is probably one of the easiest trends to pull off if you regularly struggle to steer yourself from a particular shade when you’re out shopping. Pick your favourite neutral shade and then work with all different tones of the same colour to achieve this effortless look. This can work particularly well with the athleisure staple shades of grey, black and navy.
The New Raglan
Moving away from the ultra preppy image, ditch your polo shirt this spring in favour of an edgier take on the raglan tshirt. The raglan tshirt is a departure from the all over graphic tshirts of 2016, but if you can’t bear to part with graphic tees just yet, then raglan tshirts could be just the transitionary item you’re looking for. Colour blocking is an ideal way to bring a pop of colour or pattern to an otherwise plain outfit. The raglan look always works great for women and you can expect to see the colour blocked raglan sleeves of blouses and tshirts, bringing a sports luxe look to the workplace.
The Curved Baseball Cap
The appearance of a luxe gold baseball cap at Gucci’s spring/summer 2017 show confirmed that sports luxe isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The classic snapback cap is out in favour of the curved brim hat. It’s a look that never really went away on the streets of Britain and Europe, but is now finding widespread popularity as the hat of choice for the fashion conscious everywhere.
Refined Tailoring Vs Relaxed Fit
The sports luxe trend has always been characterised by the more refined take on the sportswear essentials. From tailored joggers paired with sharp blazers, the look has always been about offering a refined take on the sporting trend. The arrival of spring brings with it a more relaxed look, so expect to find less form fitting items like bomber jackets making an appearance. Not a fan of the joggers look? Pick up a good pair of worn in straight leg chinos that will take you right through to summer.