Sports Luxe is a bonafide trend, and doesn't look to be going away anytime soon. Taking your clothes from day to night has never been easier, with this complete style guide.
Sali Stevanja from Style Runner, shows us 7 ways to take your sports clothes from day to night.
1. Invest in a pair of quality black leggings
My current favourites from Style Runner are the Woman Sport Tight by // Out Incorporated. Pair back with an untucked denim or white shirt and a pair of heels to have you pulling off an effortlessly chic look – no sweat!
2. Mix and match
For an understand edgy look, mix muscle tanks like the Distressed Tank by THE UPSIDE in either white or indigo with a pair of skinny jeans and kitten heels. Add a bold lipstick, and you're instantly lacquered for a night out!
3. Merge fashion and function
Find brands that effortlessly merge the lines between fashion and function to help you take your look from day to night. First Base is one of my favourites for this exact reason. Marry their Mesh Tennis Dress in Navy with a denim shirt around your waist, add a pair of boots like the Pistol must have's from ACNE, and a cute little edgy clutch for an off-duty look.
4. Make a statement
To add a little spunk and cheekiness to your look, pair the Zoe Karssen Troublemaker Raglan Sweater (push the sleeves up slightly) with a leather skirt and heels. Keep your make up simple, as the sweater is all you need to make a statement.
Whether you're meeting someone for dinner, a drink or a night out with friends, you can't go past teaming the Spliced Yoga Pant by THE UPSIDE with a plain basic white loose fit tee, a pair of your favourite heels and a leather jacket. Complete the look with some understated accessories and a super cute clutch.
6. Dress it up or down
If you're wanting to catch up with friends for a quiet night over a bite to eat, you can't go past the Iconic Wrap by Lululemon Athletica teamed with a pair of your favourite jeans. Dress it up or down with your choice of shoes and handbag. Heels and a clutch will always take things up a notch, while wedges and/or boots with a shoulder bag will keep things low key.
7. Be daring
If you're in the mood to be daring and want to turn a few heads, you can't knock back stepping out in the Yoga Pant by THE UPSIDE in either Fern Gully or Illusion. As the prints are strong, it’s important to keep the rest of the look minimal, so stick to your plain white tees and or tanks in black or white, a plain black clutch, and simple understated heels. If the weather is cool, complete this look with a leather jacket or plain coat drapped over your shoulders.
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