Top 5 Sport Trends for Style & Comfort
The sporty look is absolutely in and that includes toting gym bags even when you’re not headed to the gym, running shorts when you’re not headed out running and other fashion accessories that scream “sport” but pair successfully with more elegant accessories. Blend your trends mixing tailored silhouettes with looser pieces to achieve a look of effortless elegance.
Follow these tips to pair a letterman jacket with crop-top and leggings, or don a jersey over short shorts for a dress-like ensemble. If you’ve got the legs for it, show them off and don’t be afraid to go all leg by pairing high heels with short metallic runner’s shorts.
This iconic American staple has been around since it was first introduced as letterman sweaters on the Harvard campus in the 1800s. It’s evolved over time but still represents all that is great with American sports and is a sure way to show off your team spirit and accomplishments. You can also get the same look by purchasing a blank letterman jacket online and adding your own custom chenille patches. There are a few different ways to style a letterman jacket, and these throwback wool and leather cover-ups are pointedly on trend. Custom jackets were even worn by Kylie Jenner and Tyga in a recent music video released by the American rapper.
Short shorts are always a great way to show off your assets. We’ve come a long way from the fluorescent colors of years past. Nowadays the cropped running short style can be found in a variety of materials and colors from leather to graphic python-inspired prints that would look appropriate for happy hour. When paired with a long top or jersey-as-dress it can make it appear you have almost nothing on at all.
There is no better way to show off your team spirit than donning a jersey from your favorite team or player. Beware that it may spark some heated discussions though, so if you are not a knowledgeable fan this is probably not the best outfit for you. Pair it with some matching runner’s shorts and high heels for a classy-sporty look. Color-matching is key here so resist the urge to clash. Keep the jersey look monochrome.
Not just for working out anymore, today’s workout bags are a far cry from the duffel bags of decades past. You can hardly tell their purpose. The only giveaway is how easy they make it to organize your stuff, including your actual workout clothes for hitting the gym or trail later. Resist the urge to pack it to the max. However, this may be easier said than done if you tend to be a clean eater and need to prep and pack your meals in advance. Just try not to break your back schlepping around all your stuff.
Track pants are an old standby. Not only are they comfortable but they now come in a variety of fabrics and styles eschewing the common racer stripe down the side. To give the pants more versatility, opt for track pants that feature a wide waistband and a slimmer tapered leg. Detailing like thin stripes can also help you when pairing with higher-end items. All it takes is a swap of your black skinny jeans for a pair of black skinny joggers and you are ready to recombine your pieces for a whole new more casual and comfortable look.
The sporty trend is all about comfort while still maintaining a sense of high-class style. Resist the urge to just throw on a 10-20 year old pair of track pants to run to the store. You do have to update your wardrobe with the most modern cuts, colors, prints, styles and silhouettes. Be bold in your colors and prints, and try trend-blending for maximum impact. Whatever you wear, wear it with confidence. You will be sure to turn heads.
Article by Zyana Morris, a health and lifestyle blogger.