Nylon, mesh and rubber aren’t exactly the first materials you think of when it comes to high fashion. But these athletic inspirations are popping up everywhere from the Parisian runways to the wardrobes of street style stars.
- DKNY JEANS® Eyelet Moto Jacket
- Calvin Klein Moto Jersey Jumpsuit
- COACH WHITE BOYFRIEND SILICON RUBBER STRAP WATCH
- MICHAEL Michael Kors® “Skid” Wedge Sneaker
- DKNYC Mesh Tunic Dress
Have you tried this popular summer trend? If not, you’re probably not alone. Wearing sport-inspired fashions can be intimidating, but a few simple tips and tricks can help you achieve athletic style star status in record time.
Don’t be afraid to mix mediums.
The secret to properly sporting athletic fashion is to think outside the box. Translation: Don’t be afraid to take a risk. Pairing a formal dress with a moto jacket; opting for high-top sneakers instead of wedges with your favorite skirt; or trading in your leather-band watch for a large rubber boyfriend style are all easy ways to interject sporty fashion into your wardrobe.
Think hard and soft.
Soft track pants or mesh detailing pairs well with tough fabrics like leather and denim, seamlessly creating a fierce yet approachable vibe. Also look for sporty pieces like a moto jacket or cropped sweatshirt in feminine fabrics like eyelet, silk and lace. It’s all about juxtaposition.
Bring the gym to the street.
Nylon tanks and leggings, brightly colored sneakers, zip-front vests and jackets and oversized nylon totes are all workout staples that can be styled with more elegant pieces to create a street chic vibe. Try pairing cropped nylon leggings with a silky tank and wedges; bold, colorful sneakers with your favorite boyfriend jeans and statement tee; or a bright nylon jacket over your favorite maxi dress.
Athletic chic summer style is a fabulous way to add a bit of edge to your summer look. Why not give it a try today?