Sporty Chic

A big SS12 trend on the runways such as Rag & Bone and Michael Kors is the Sporty Chic trend which I "dribbled" around you the other day.  It's not the same sweaty clothes your doing your downward dogs in, it's athletic influenced styling in a chic, fashionable way.  I've been doing a lot of styling with this trend lately and included some pics and tips so you can give your wardrobe a workout!

  • Mesh and Techno fabrics
  • Racing stripes
  • Racerback tanks
  • Drawstring waists
  • Big, bold white or bright color watches
  • Bold or neon color blocked pieces
  • Sweatpant style pants that have a cinched waist and cinched ankles
  • Lots of layers:  Bra tops over fitted tanks or mesh long sleeve tops  (Bra TOPS, not bras...)
  • Sporty coats and jackets with hoods and drawstrings worn over chic dresses or tank and shorts

  • Shoes: Lace ups, rubber bottom wedges or graphic heels with thick straps
  • Sunglasses: bright colored aviators or sporty shades
  • Handbags: Crossbody bags in a bright color or graphic black or white with mesh details
  • Headwear: Visors, black or solid color headbands, bright or graphic headscarves
  • Jewelry: Must be bright color, black or white.  Should be enamel or rubber, nothing dainty and pretty. 
Soprano gray and neon yellow striped dress, H&M techno hoodie,
Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC crossbody bag, F21 lace up peep toe heels,
Ridiculously adorable bulldog

Sporty Chic styling from a scene we did in Salt Lake City, UT

It's also fun to take luxe fashion pieces and take them to a whole 'nother level by styling them with only sporty accessories.  If you do this, remember, the oveall needs to look clean and chic.  The luxe pieces you choose must be in a solid or just a simple color block.  Bright colors are best.
A sporty mixed with luxe fashion scene that I styled last weekend for a Cosmetic show.
The coral DVF dress on the left would normally be paired with metallic heels and gold jewelry. 
Instead, I decided to give her thick rubber heels with thick straps, a big white rubber watch (on arm not shown), a Burberry visor (not shown), and a stripey white/gold necklace. 
Middle model: Bright neon yellow silk top with bold cobalt blue skinny jeans, graphic white and black Michael Kors shoes and blue sport shades.
Model on right: Robert Rodriguez silk color block romber with mesh, lace up rubber wedges, black/white enamel bangles and black enamel oversize chain necklace.  TADA!!!
(My apologies for the bad cell phone camera pic!)

More sporty luxe....

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