From IPL to FIFA World cup, the summer has us rooting for our favourite teams and it seemed like the fashion fraternity were clued in on the sports wave. The athletic trend’s main heros? Hi-tech fabrics, neoprene and sports mesh coupled with classic sporty silhouettes like racer backs, gym shorts, tennis skirts, bomber jackets and track inspired pants. Don’t forget the basketball jersey dress that’s a firm favourite with high street brands and fashion houses. But a word of caution: The luxe sporty look tends to veer towards looking a bit too masculine. So how do you translate this into girly real life looks? Simple, pair the sporty pieces with feminine details like tennis skirts with crop tops or track pants with wedges. Or choose to experiment with sporty accents first before taking the plunge. And no, you really can’t hit the gym in any of these looks!!
On the ramp: Alexander Wang, Heumn, Pucci, Helmut Lang and Gaga.
SC Style Tip: Now is not the time for bomber jackets in India but try channeling the sporty vibe with a cool sun visor or baseball cap. Functional and chic!