The sheer force of the Olympic spirit that’s taken over the country has had an osmotic effect on everyone. While some of us might be 10 years too late to train for sports we only discovered a week ago, at least we’re right on time to take part in the sports-luxe trend that dominated the spring summer 2012 catwalks.
From quilted leather baseball jackets to retro sports jerseys, designers from Alexander Wang to Vanessa Bruno predicted our current obsession with everything sports-related.
The key to effortless sports-chic is to dress up a sporty look with statement pieces including chiffon racer-back vests, wedge trainers, leather leggings, metallic high-tops and luxury Letterman’s jackets. Stick to stark colours with bright neon accents and exposed zips.
Words: Florie Mwanza
Image via Style.com
Vanessa Bruno, Marc Jacobs, Kenzo, Alexander Wang, Nicole Miller, Isabel Marant