Sporty & Feminine: How This Contrast Combo Is Ruling The Runways (And Streets)
The fashion weeks of S/S 2015 saw a large number of designers focusing on adding sporty touches to feminine garments, from heeled sports shoes and embellished jerseys to varsity jackets and sports bras being paired with delicate and flirty outfits. Yes, the sporty style is no longer limited to the playground or your gym. With designers like Prada, Gucci and Marni jumping on to the sports fashion bandwagon, it was only a matter of time before we saw this trend ruling the streets. We bring you five different looks as seen on the streets of New York, Milan, London and Paris.
1. Socks With Heels
It is no longer a fashion taboo to pair your socks with sandals. These fashionistas kept their feet warm and stylish by pairing their sporty warmers with stilettos. We think it’s a great style for those cold winter mornings.
2. Sports Bra As Crop Top
The sexy crop top trend is being replaced by a more sturdy and supportive garment, the sports bra, as it gives definition and is way more comfortable. A lot of women have been seen sporting this trend, including Moschino and our all-time favourite Calvin Klein.
3. Sneakers With Feminine Outfits
This trend has been taking the fashion world by storm. You can pair your trainers with suits, dresses, skirts—practically everything to give you that laid-back, carefree look. Take inspiration from Karl Lagerfeld, who sent his models down the runways in chic, well-tailored suits with sneakers.
4. Varsity Love
It is time to raid and style opposite ends of your wardrobe. Varsity jackets are no longer limited to just jocks. These stylish jackets are gaining momentum among trendsetters who want to add an edge to their outfit. Mix and match delicate pieces like a lace dress with a varsity jacket for that super-cool look.
5. Jersey Talkies
Just like varsity jackets, jerseys are synonymous with sports. However, this garment has had a complete makeover in recent times and is being styled as a dress or being given a creative touch with embellishments. Pair them with heels or flatforms, and you are sure to make it to the glam squad.
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