There are all kinds of fashion trends around these days, but one of the more popular trends that has been around for a while is sports luxe. Sports luxe intimidates some people - after all, who wears heels with tracksuit bottoms?! Don’t turn your nose up at it just yet though. This style could be just what you need when you’re looking for something casual but you still want to look cool and put together.
Sports luxe can be a fantastic look to rock if you want to look fresh and funky while staying comfy. Think Mel C from the Spice Girls (the original sports luxe babe), only much less 90s and a lot more contemporary. You don’t have to be heading to the gym to rock this look. Below you'll find a few pointers that will help you to get it right and make the look your own:
Make Sure Your Silhouette is Streamlined
In absolutely no circumstance should you be putting on a baggy t-shirt and a pair of jogging bottoms. You’ll look like you’re lounging about the house trying to copy 17 year old Billie Eilish, not like you’re trying to look sporty but glamorous.
By streamlined, this means that, yes, you can wear something baggy, but you must also pair it with something that shows off your figure. For example, wear a pair of baggy bottoms but wear a nice sports bra or crop top with it. Or, wear an oversized t-shirt and a pair of nice leggings.
Make It Your Own By Mixing Styles
One of the great things about sports luxe is that not everything you wear has to be ‘sporty’. For example, you might choose to wear a pair of cropped jogging bottoms with heels, or even a pair of jeans, a sports bra, and a blazer. You really can mix different styles and make this whole sports luxe trend your own if only you’re brave enough to experiment a little bit. Have some fun with your wardrobe, try on different things, and take pictures. You might end up coming up with some outfits that you would never have put together but absolutely love! The key is to have fun.
Consider Your Shoes Carefully
You can wear all kinds of shoes with the sports luxe look, whether you want to wear a beautiful heel or a stylish cross trainer. Trainers are comfortable and can get you from A-B easily, making them a wardrobe staple that everybody should have. You can throw on trainers with just about any outfit these days and they won’t look out of place, whether you’re wearing a two piece suit or a girly skirt. Trainers can really funk up the look and keep it looking fresh. In fact, trainers could be the only sporty thing you choose to wear when rocking this look as they can make such a statement on their own. They look awesome with classic structured everyday pieces to create the perfect balance.
That being said, if you do want to throw on some beautiful heels or snazzy heeled boots, then go for it!
Textures And Layering
Just like with any other trend, you need to pay attention to how to texture and layer your outfits to give them the ‘wow’ factor. Doing this will make you look infinitely more stylish. Throw a blazer on over your casual outfit and see how you feel. Don’t be afraid to throw on a jumper, a scarf, or whatever the weather calls for. Just keep your silhouette in mind, and make sure you look textured rather than frumpy. The goal is for your outfit to look more interesting.
Don’t Over Do It
The great thing about this trend is that you don’t need to overdo it. There’s no need for a slick back ponytail, and a full on gym outfit and trainers just to go and do your weekly shop, pick your kids up from school, or run some other errand. Just chill. This style will ideally look more effortless, even if you do choose to wear heels with it. Keep your hair in loose waves or a bedhead style. Go for minimal makeup. You can amp it up a bit if you see fit and you want to experiment, but in general, sports luxe works so well because it’s fresh and casual while keeping an element of class.
How will you nail the sports luxe look? Leave a comment and let us know the outfit combinations that you like!