Sportswear as a fashion trend is a common thing in our country. Often we see guys on the street walking around in their training jerseys or sweat shirts. We also see men wearing cricketing tees and golfing tees to lounges and parties. Yes, it is or rather it was uncommon to find women wearing sportswear or sport inspired fashion at non sporting related events, maybe expecting shoes. But with the 2012 Olympics on the horizon, it might not be long before it becomes acceptable and even fashionable.
Internationally though Sport Inspired Fashion has been evolving and gaining momentum for the past few years. Sleek and minimalist silhouettes with emphasis on functional fabrics and detailing has put forward new opportunities for wardrobe inspiration and that is what our spotlight is on today.
Here are the features to look forward to in this trend
The moment you say sportswear people think of team uniforms and separates like track pants, racer back tees and running shorts. However, in 2012 Sport inspired fashion is less about taking a specific sports uniform and converting it as street wear and more about fashionable pieces that are sleek, minimal with a hint of being functional.
Luxurious clothing in materials like leather, silk, sheer, silk knits with sporty cuts. Use of accents like Mesh or perforated materials for a casual look.
Sports bras and tank tops that are minimal and sleek, but with twists like asymmetrical straps for layering. Dresses with racer back cuts or suspender straps and skirts with sporty pockets are interesting picks for the trend.
Sport team stripes on ladylike tunics or rectangular dropped waist dresses
Your favourite teams colours as color blocking in terms of a relaxed tee and trousers instead of sporting the team jersey giving a whole new meaning to adaptable fashion
Important Details - thick elastic strapping, exposed zippers, plastic buckles, snap closures, rope ties and utility buckles.
Even your accessories can work with the sporty style trend this summer. Neon strap watches with big dials and Heel shoes that have a contrast neon color lace up or strap lend a sporty feeling to even the plainest ensembles.
Hairstyle: Close cut bobs work well with sport inspired clothing. A wet look hairstyle, whether it’s worn loose, as a pony tail or thrown up into a messy chignon, is another great option. A fish bone plait or mermaid braid could work well for party and evening wear.
Makeup: Makeup is very simple - just a clean moisturized face with a dab of lip balm for a day and a light pink or peach gloss for the night.