Sporty looks are both comfortable and fashionable so to do it right, it is important to pick the right fabrics and mix pieces that are neither minimalist nor over-the-top, but somewhere in between. Here are a few ideas for outfits to be stylish and sporty this summer.
Blazer and Shorts
Summers are for shorts. These pants are easy to put on and take off, and they enable you to get some tan on your legs; however, on their own, they are not the chicest garments you can wear below your waist. One way to make them chicer is to wear them with a blazer.
Vest and Pants
Vests and pants are usually worn as part of a suit. Wearing a suit guarantees a stylish and powerful statement; however, it is not ideal for high temperatures. Plus, it’s too formal for most situations.
One solution is to wear the vest and pants only; by doing this, you keep the power and stylish image of the suit, but wear it in a more breathable way.
Sports Bra and Suits
Has a work event thwarted your plans for going to the gym? No problem. Wear your gym clothes underneath a suit! The chic and sporty touch comes from wearing a sports bra instead of a shirt, and wearing it with a blazer and pants.
Kimono Shirt and Pants
One of the many wonderful things that comes from Japan is the kimono; it is elegant, sexy, and iconic by nature. Wearing one with loose-fitting pants is the perfect mix of Japanese and American creative styles.
If you cannot find a kimono in your local stores, you can substitute it with a cape and belt.
One-Piece Swimsuit and Pants
Many of us will be heading to beaches or pools this summer to cool down. Aside from enjoying the water, we also want to enjoy social events and participate in indoor activities.
To help transition from the water to a party or an indoor bar, we propose a look made from your favorite one-piece swimsuit and pair of pants.
Where to buy all These Outfits?
To achieve these looks, you can either take pieces from your own closet to mix, or check out the following brands:
- For shorts and pants: Michael Kors Collection, Loro Piana or Akris Punto.
- For blazers: Golden Goose, LoveShackFancy or Veronica Beard.
- For vests: Rag & Bone, Max Mara or Dries Van Noten.
- For sports bras: Port de Bras or Twenty Montreal.
- For kimonos and capes: Johnny Was or Etro.
- For one-piece swimsuits: Magicsuit, Aqua Blue Australia or Oye Swimwear.
Summer is about being out and about, enjoying the sun, and being more active without having to wear too many layers. To get sporty and chic outfits for the season, try to buy garments made of fabrics such as linen and cotton, since they are breathable and fresh.
Also, you must pick shoes ideal for the transition from work to the pool or vice versa. Examples include:
- Sneakers from brands like Toteme, The Row or Alexander McQueen.
- Mules by Manolo Blahnik, Jil Sander or Malone Souliers.
- Loafers by Hereu, Gabriela Hearst or Gianvito Rossi.
It all comes down to choosing the right pieces that are comfortable, but also make the right statements.