When I think of my style, the one word that doesn’t come to mind is ‘sporty’. To get me into a tracksuit, you either have to back-track 5 years to when I was embarrassingly (and breathlessly) attempting the ‘bleep test’ in P.E, catch me on a super lazy day, or pay me a great deal of money (or motivation) to get me out and exercising.
However, with the key trend of ‘Sports Luxe’ carrying us through spring and summer, through to Autumn Winter, and Olympics fever taking over it feels almost rude not to try and give a subtle nod to the trend somehow, preferably without pulling out my striped knee highs are polo shirts.
However, working in Whistles, I have been surrounded by the trend, and may have ever so slightly succumbed to it’s chic ways. With leather, silk, crepe, and jersey being the key fabrics; and stripes, clean lines and slouchy silhouettes building the basis of the look, it’s far easier to achieve than I’d first anticipated.
After searching the internet I picked out some of my favourite takes on the look, and only then realised it’s probably far easier to build a sporty look than I thought, perfect! With Topshop, Zalando and H&M Trend being the source of many key pieces, there’s no need to whip out your old P.E kit, and combing pj style trousers, simple cut t shirts, clean cut blouses and wedge trainers is the basic recipe for success- see you at the finish line!
(ALL IMAGES TAKEN FROM Jak & Jil)