2012 was the year everyone went crazy for sport. Jessica Ennis Hill was on the cover of every magazine and we were all grabbing our nearest pair of trainers to follow in the footsteps of our golden heroes.
Now I don’t know about you, but for me the post-Olympics hype wore off after maybe 2 weeks. Turns out going for a jog once a week while blasting Queen B through your earphones will not let you give Jess Ennis a run for her money (a RUN…get it?) Terrible puns aside, I’ve decided that this year I will get into the Olympic spirit once more, but this time I’m doing it my way: with fashion.
Sports Luxe is effortlessly cool, but for people such as myself who live in skirts, Chelsea boots and blouses, swapping to sports wear can be pretty daunting. The fear of looking like you’ve been dragged backwards through a Decathlon sale sometimes outweighs the possibility of earning serious cool points. Here are a few medal worthy tips to guide you through the world of sports Luxe from the comfort of your sofa.
I’m talking bleached white pleated mini skirts that our 90s heroes would worship (Cher from Clueless would definitely rock one). Pair one with similarly bleached white trainers and a polo neck jumper for a preppy take on this sporty look.
Again, rocked in the 90s by the likes of Alyson Hannigan at the 1999 Teen Choice Awards. For a modern twist, layer with a plain white tee and either your favourite trainers or mules depending on if you want to dress it up or down.
Swimming Costumes as Tops
Baring your back is one of this summer’s biggest trend and what better way to do it than with a statement swimming costume? This is such a versatile look, paired with jeans and heels for a Kylie Jenner-esque style or with denim cut offs and espadrilles for a daytime look which keeps you cool on your holidays!
White Trainers with ERRRYTHANG
The bigger the contrast the better. I’m talking with culottes, pleated midi skirts, hell even with wide leg suit trousers. It takes your everyday feminine chic up a gear for a cool (and amazingly comfortable) outfit.
Whether you choose to welcome the Olympics into your wardrobe or not, I hope you enjoy the Olympics as much as I will!
Blog by Hannah Carlisle
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