A few days ago, Grazia tipped that Sports Luxe will be one of the hottest trends for Spring/Summer 2013. They told us the look was seen on runways all across the fashion world – from Paul Smith to Lacoste; from Richard Nicoll to Thomas Tait and beyond.
But we’re no strangers of sportswear-as-fashion, this is nothing new!
Just take a look back to 2012 when Marie Claire predicted that the “Sports Fan” trend would be big news for Summer:
Her urban leisurewear is hinged on techie fabrics, sleek track pants and high performance footwear. She can do smart, but only with modern mesh and exposed zips. This girl has abs and attitude.
Now rewind to Dec 2010, Elle noted that many designers, including Marni, Acne and Ohne Titel took inspiration from sportswear for their upcoming Spring 2011 collection; in particular, these designers sent wetsuit material, swimming-style caps and track shorts down the runway.
Stylish leisure & sportswear for 2013
Stylish sportswear is a practical trend many can embrace, not to mention it’s comfortable and really easy to achieve – no wonder it’s sticking around!
To help you nail this look, today’s featured fashion spread comes from a company who know all about stylish leisurewear: Workwear Express. The company are leading suppliers of leisurewear, collegewear and American Apparel clothing, plus they sell accessories available with customisation. Here’s what advice they offer:
Some days you want to wear a casual and relaxed outfit. This type of outfit is ideal for going to the gym, days at college or running errands but it is often hard to look stylish and relaxed at the same time. Our collection of stylish leisurewear is the perfect way to make your casual outfits look great.
- 1. American Apparel Nylon Tricot Legging – £13.94
American Apparel Nyon Tricot leggings are a great alternative to regular leggings. The stretchy fabric is comfortable but the shiny finish which comes in a range of colours will add some glamour to a relaxed outfit.
Hoodies are a great option to throw on when you want something easy to wear and casual. However, if still want to look great, this hoodie is a great choice. A fitted American Apparel hoodie in an on trend colour such as maroon is perfect for a relaxed but fashionable outfit.
- 3. Awdis Varsity Jacket – £13.52
Varsity or college jackets were popular for 2012 and will continue to be huge in 2013. As seen on celebrities, the varsity jacket is the ideal leisurewear jacket and will add instant style to an outfit.
- 4. American Apparel Nylon Pack Cloth Gym Bag – £10.97
The American Apparel Gym Bag is a practical and stylish bag for casual days. Big enough to carry everything you need and it comes in a range of great colours to match your outfit and complete your stylish leisurewear look.
How to wear it:
It is easy to dress casually but still look stylish with our collection of fashion leisurewear. American Apparel is a favourite for comfortable yet on trend clothing perfect for every day wear.
Hoodies and college jackets such as the Awdis Varsity Jacket have become popular with celebrities such as Rhianna, Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift. They are perfect for lazy days but can still look great when styled correctly.
Take inspiration from the celebrities and team a Varsity jacket or American Apparel hoodie with a pair of stylish American Apparel Nylon Tricot leggings and finish with Converse trainers or fashionable flats.