Sports luxe, athlesuire or more refined version of gym wear. Whatever you would like to call it. Boomed up like a rocket in the fashion industry. The international runways started to display sports luxe, Alexander Wang being one of the most well known Designers to adapt this carefree style and fusing it with his own aesthetics, helping it reach the popular place it is right now. Slowly the street style fashionistas attending these shows were seen wearing the style and it has recently trickled down to the high street labels.
I believe it was the end of September/start of October. WhenI went on a shopping trip to Central World in Bangkok. Every label between Zara and Forever 21 had a section offering clothing of this style. The sports luxe style has been something I’ve been obsessed with the past 8 months or so, despite not having the optimum ‘fit’ body I couldn’t help myself but wear it. (Nearly everyday)
I also ended up creating a whole contemporary sports wear collection which only made me love it more. Like I’ve mentioned in the past there is an abundance amount of different styles to limit to yourself to just one or a few. Despite this I do have a few favourites and this is why I decided to add a little bit of Indian to this sports luxe look I curated. (I’M sorry for the number of times, I’ve mentioned the words: SPORTS LUXE.) (no, really)!
This entire look started of with this super ‘bling’ metallic, midi skirt (Zara) There were a number of things that made me want to buy it, it was a midi — skirt, its pleated and umm it’s literally silver! I paired it with this white cropped sweatshirt I found in a Hong Kong boutique and added on this mint blue bomber. Which I have been loving and is definitely the most beloved piece of garment of the season! Of course this look wouldn’t be complete without a pair of sneakers so I went for the Nike Roshes In white. At the end I added on the silver oxidised ‘nathni’.
I wasn’t really sure what I was trying to do here…but I guess I was trying to prove to myself that sports luxe doesn’t have to be basic or boring or even look like you were actually going to the gym. Even with it essentially being different ‘basis’ put together you can create a look you wear out other than going to the gym.