With many celebrities taking their fashion from the gym onto the social scene, a new movement sprints into focus this year; athleisure. This new trend merges sportswear with daywear with mismatched perfection; we’re talking flat caps with roll necks, joggers with heels, and trainers with tailoring. Nail the look with New Look‘s guide to those statements pieces that encapsulate a fashionable fusion of sedentary with sport.
THE STATEMENT JACKET
From the sleek bomber to the textured puffa, a statement jacket serves as the perfect après sport accessory. Layer over a casual roll neck and leggings like Kendall Jenner, or add a burst of colour to hardwearing leather trousers with a cobalt blue puffa. For a new season take on outerwear, longline or oversized shapes offer a luxe approach to the classic sporting coat.
When it comes to accessorising a leisure look, a simple sporting accessory can transform your outfit into an ode to activewear. Mirrored sunglasses, staple trainers or a flat cap act as sleek accompaniments to key athletic pieces.
THE COLOUR BLOCK
Reminiscent of patterned panels on sportswear, colour blocking is all about high impact colour that really makes a statement. Go retro with several shades of one colour on shell suits, play it safe with splashes of monochrome or go all out with fluorescent shades; best represented on this season’s activewear fabric of choice- mesh.
RUN WITH IT
It’s never been cooler to look like you’re working out, and what better way to incorporate sportswear into your day wardrobe than a staple pair of jogging bottoms. Paired with a simple white tee, the piece adheres to the cultural shift towards casual dressing, but also proves it’s versatility- pair with heels for an outfit uplift, or keep it simple with pumps for errand-running.
It’s not all about an obvious nod to activewear; subtle sport is definitely having a moment. Soft-to-touch jerseys, marl fabric, layering and self ties all hint to gym time whilst maintaining the structure of desired streetwear. Think skinny jeans with trainers, sweaters with culottes and head-to-toe grey tonal dressing, perfect for the transitional period leading into spring.