As far as trends go, sports luxe is one of the more difficult to grasp. It’s a departure from the generally accepted convention that sportswear is for the gym, and is therefore never luxe. It’s a difficult look to master, but with more and more designers adding sport-inspired influences to their lines, it’s worth paying attention to this unique trend.
The sports luxe trend requires you to be adventurous, as it is a marriage of both casual and luxury clothing, combining comfort and style in one trend. Since its initial release in 2015, it has continued to surge in popularity, moving away from the more casual associations and moving into new, unchartered territory. With some flair and experimenting, you could be well on your way to mastering the sports luxe trend.
The Foundation Of The Trend
The foundation of the trend is undoubtedly the joggers which are nothing like the sweatpants you are accustomed to. It’s time to move away from the common assumptions of sweatpants – which are traditional cuffed, or baggy style – and start looking for technical, tailored and more trouser-based joggers. It might seem ridiculous to reach for a pair of joggers before a meeting, but there are ways of dressing up this wardrobe staple. Joggers have been redesigned, now moving it away from the association with men’s tracksuits.
Next Up: Sports Jacket, or Blazer
As much as joggers are a compulsory part of the trend, there are also essential luxury items to throw into the mix. Blazers, hoodies and jumpers are all part of the look and similar to joggers the following items have all been tailored towards the sports luxe styling. Blazers compliment the joggers, adding some detailing, expert tailoring and of course a dash of luxury.
The Smaller Details: Shirt or T-Shirt
Choosing between a shirt or t-shirt will help you decide whether you want to take your outfit down a more casual, or smart styling. Choosing between short or long sleeve T-shirts will ultimately add a more relaxed feel to your outfit choices. It’s not only about the type of shirt or t-shirt you choose, but the colours you choose are also hugely important. Brighter colours are better suited to those aiming for casual wear, but blacks, blue, white and grey are all smarter, adding more to the luxury side of things.
The Finishing Touches
As with any outfit, the finishing touches often make the outfit, particularly when it comes to such a technical outfit choice. Your outfit will be brought together with the right footwear, whether they are all black, a sports-inspired trainer, or boots. Your footwear will also decide what direction your outfit takes; either tailoring them towards luxury or more of a casual-based outfit.