Sports luxe was a big feature on the SS14 catwalks and this season it's all about texture, texture and more texture. From Lacoste’s block colour bomber to Moncler's Gamme Rouge safari themed animal prints; these collections show this is more than a fashion fad, these sporty pieces are now a serious fashion statement. For SS14, designers have embraced the sports luxe theme with exotic prints and sporty shapes creating a new fresh look mixing shades of pale pink, orange, beige, white and black all coming together for a fresh new look.
The way we see sportswear has changed drastically over the past few years; now it's super chic to be seen wearing David Lerner Leggings with fluorescent trainers whilst out shopping around Brompton Cross in Chelsea. The trend has evolved from simply being masculine tees and separates from traditional sports wear brands, to fashion designers embracing sportswear trends and introducing them into their main ranges with feminine twists, luxurious fabrics and sharp tailoring at the forefront of the style. Here's our edit of the top sporty pieces that show you how to be on trend this Summer.
How to style feminine sports luxe casuals: Being feminine is not always about dresses, skirts and heels. The sports luxe trend allows you to blend key statement pieces teamed with sporty classics. Try taking a striking piece like the bright blue House of Holland cut-out Pencil Lace Skirt and juxtaposing it with a the loose casual white Simeon Farrar for IDA Chihuahua Power Tee, an Equipment Bomber Jacket and low top trainers to complete the look.
How to style sports luxe nudes and embellished: Boyfriend jeans are huge for SS14, updated for this season with fresh washes featuring rips and distressing. Instead of wearing a blue wash, try a new neutral shade from Parisian brand Each X Other with their Tuxedo Boyfriend Jeans. Throw on a loose IDA Out of Africa silk blouse, printed Pyrus Jacket and finish off with open toe Prada boots for a more elegant look. This style is perfect for girls with a boyish figure as it will create curves and shape.
How to wear sports luxe in nautical shades: The sports trend wouldn’t be complete without a pair of tracksuit pants. These Emma Cook Jogging Trouser in a vibrant red are your wardrobe staple and the ultimate fashion statement. Complete the look with the nautical inspired Emma Cook sweatshirt with monochrome printed flowers, Joie Alicia Silk Vest and black accessories for a casual summer look that looks great in the city.
How do style leather sports luxe: If you're daring enough; try head-to-toe leather. Keep it simple, clean and fuss free by adding minimal jewellery with plain accessories. The luxurious stretch black Maria Leather Leggings from LA based designers J Brand ensures the sleekest of silhouettes; and the 10” rise hold you in and elongates the legs. The Muubaa Amador white leather tee features subtle floral embossed cream crochet in the lining which creates a stunning vintage feel and the exposed zip the length of the back adds gently tough element.
How to style the sports luxe: For classic sportswear style this season, start with a pair of boyfriend jeans, a J Brand RTW Lucy Cami with delicate spaghetti straps, loosely tucked in, and finish with pointed courts. For those chilly days throw on the textured bomber style Kariba Leather Jacket from Muubaa. This look is sure to see you looking chic and sporty throughout the Spring months.