Whether you’re in to sports or not, tailored joggers, bomber jackets and box fresh trainers could all be making their way into your wardrobe soon. The athleisure trend has owned the runways for more than three seasons now and is only picking up momentum, so it’s time to get on board. Here are a few wardrobe essentials to get you started…
1. The luxe bag. The humble backpack gets a luxury upgrade for this trend. Trade in your ol’ reliable for one with a standout pattern, logo or – our favourite – a luxe material like leather or suede. 2. Block colour jumper. The trick to pulling off this trend is to look like you’re not actually going for a jog – so no sweaty old gym tops allowed! Instead, tap in to the sporty vibe with block colours and go-faster stripes. 3. Bomber jacket. It goes without saying that the bomber jacket is a staple of the athleisure trend thanks to its association with classic American jock style. Silky, oversized or embroidered – whatever floats your boat. 4. Tailored joggers. Forget baggy sweats, this look is all about giving sportswear a luxe twist. Jogging bottoms have a tailored fit, and should be dressed up rather than down.
Now time to pull the look together with some stylish sporty specs. Again, think block colours, go-faster stripes and flashy logos. Here are a few of our favourites…
These glasses from preppy-sportswear brand Tommy Hilfiger capture the trend perfectly with a block colour effect that’s reminiscent of an athletics racetrack.
Ready, set, go!
Bold and bright flashes of colour create the illusion of go-faster stripes seen on classic sports cars. These glasses feature contrast orange strips on the temple and tips for a cool sporty look.LIFESTYLE 08
Images: River Island AW16. Products (clockwise): Dune, Topman, New Look, Topman