Spring has sprung in London and time has come to give yourself a balanced fashion update. One of my favourite trends for SS14 is definitely sportswear, and after the launch of Adidas Originals for Top Shop last week, I am quite keen to get one or two sporty pieces to freshen up my wardrobe slightly.
Sportswear will always return to the catwalk on a regular basis; and for this season it was featured even by designers known for usually producing more elegant and glamorous wear, like Gucci and Tom Ford. Key pieces are voluminous t-shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts, shorts and skirts in luxurious fabrics like mesh, silk and leather. Colour-wise, there are two palettes: one classic in different whites, greys and blacks; and the other one bright and bold in hues of pink, orange, green and yellow. Logos and playful prints are used for a retro, and sometimes mischievous, feeling.
The sporty look doesn’t need to be overly accessorised. Match with your best killer heels, as a contrast to the relaxed garments; or jump on the current sneaker trend, to go all in for a truly fit look. If you feel in need of some jewellery; a bold bracelet or watch works well with the athletic style.
A sporty outfit calls for fresh, natural makeup; with flawless, healthy looking skin and just slightly defined eyes. Finish off with a bold lipstick in orange, this seasons it-colour for your pout.
View the gallery for some sporty inspiration!
Loose fit, bare midriff and bright colours at Rag & Bone.
Your ultimate sporty look for a night out. Courtesy of Tom Ford.
Who’s up for Basketball? Classic tank from Adidas originals for Top Shop.
Sporty details meet urban feeling in Phannatiq’s spring collection.
Pink and metallics adding glamour to the classic baseball jacket at Stella McCartney.
I swear by sweatshirts, and just love this one from Iceberg. Bright yellow cuffs as a smashing detail.
Words: Johanna Bergström
Image: phannatiq.com; style.com; vogue.co.uk