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Fashion in Sports

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Most of us still believe we have to compromise our love for fashion and style, when it comes to sportswear. Back in the day, we pretty much had to forfeit stylish pieces for sensible and practical sportswear, but that is no longer the case. Sportswear designers have realised they have to design stylish and practical pieces, and accessories to make the fashion lovers happy. The big sportswear giants – Adidas, Puma, Reebok, Speedo and Nike, now regularly collaborate with high street shops and luxury designers to cater for all, which is fab.

Stella McCartney previously launched a sportswear collection for Adidas, Alexander McQueen has launched a collection for Puma, and even Rei Kawakubo, the fashion designer behind the famous Japanese label Comme Des Garçons, has also produced a range of swimwear for Speedo. The high street brands are not left out of the trendy sportswear fun. I collaborated with New Look some months ago, and I featured some of their trendy ladies sportswear, if you missed that post, click that link.

 

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The fact that sportswear designers now take fashion very seriously and ensure their collection is filled with stylish, practical pieces and accessories means a lot to us fashion lovers. I can happily work into a sportswear shop now, and be sure to find what I like, unlike in the nineties, when we all had to settle.

I get a lot of inspiration from watching sportswomen doing their thing in trendy pieces. Their activewear gives me ideas of what I should look out for in the shops and how to incorporate them into my wardrobe.

Here are some ways they inspire me –

 

Ballerina Shoes

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I love stylish ladies ballerina shoes because they are so multi functional. They can be worn everyday and to almost everywhere, and I can picture myself twirling in them, in my pretend ballet class, lol. This particular wide fit Clarisa by Emilio Luca, via Brantano, is an excellent choice. I love the design and white colour. It is also super affordable at just £15 (at the time of writing). Perfect in every way.

 

Sunglasses

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You all know how much I love my sunnies. I am hardly seen outside my house without one, especially in the summer months. It is more than a fashion accessory to me, it is more of a lifestyle necessity. I am short-sighted, I wear contact lenses on most days, and the bright sunlight makes me squint a lot, which gives me migraines. So having a pair of sunglasses in my bag is crucial to how my day would go.

When it comes to certain sports, poker in particularly, having a pair of sunglasses is vital. Poker players need to disguise their every move on the poker table. Basically, you need to have your Poker Face on all through the game, which many may find hard. The easiest way many poker players handle this is by having a pair of sunglasses on. If you go through WSOP, you will notice a few of their winners have on a pair of sunglasses. The eyes are the window to the soul, so having a sunglasses on while playing poker is smart.

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I have my eye on this beautiful pair of Giorgio Armani Sunglasses. It is timeless and elegant, and it will be a nice addition to my sunglasses collection this summer.

 

Trainers
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I love having a good pair of trainers for running, walking, and for the few times when I do manage to visit the gym. I am so happy there are now so many stylish options. This Adidas X Stella McCartney CC Sonic Neon Coral eoprene Trainers has really left me in awe. I love the coral colour (I am loving coral a lot these days), I like the compact narrow design (I am not a fan of bulky trainers), and it is quite affordable at £130. I can see myself grabbing a pair of this trainers easily. They look quality.

 

Which sportswear pieces are you loving at the moment? Do tell.

 

*This is a collaborative post.

 

 

 

 

 

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Beauty Muse – Cindy Crawford

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The beautiful Cindy Crawford is still as beautiful and as fabulous as ever even at 50. This beauty successfully dominated the catwalks, along with 4 other supermodels, in the eighties and nineties, and she is still very much around, doing her thing. I love everything about Cindy Crawford. She has a face and a figure to die for. I hope I look half as good as she does at 50.

I am glad she never got rid of the mole, even though she was pressured to. It looks good on her, and it is part of her signature look.

 

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There is something about Cindy Crawford that reminds me of Caitlyn Jenner. I saw some pictures of her in the recent issue of the Fashion London Guide magazine, and for a split second I thought it was Caitlyn Jenner. Maybe it is the hair or the lips, I am not sure, but there is a resemblance there.

Apart from her beauty, I also admire Cindy’s strong work ethic. She is not in the news for the wrong reasons, never has. She is all about family and work, which is refreshing compared to other similar supermodels. She currently spends most of her time off the catwalk and magazine covers, and more time running her anti aging skincare line – Meaningful Beauty.

I have been doing some research into Cindy Crawford’s beauty tips, and she has repeatedly said she ain’t got one! She thinks beauty tips/secrets are overrated. Can you believe that?

 

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She did share bits and bops of her skincare routine, most of which is heavily centered around her skincare line – Meaningful Beauty, which is expected. However, I took a few tips she shared away with me, here they are:

I love using a dry brush before I bathe or shower. On dry skin, I use the brush all over my body, always brushing toward my heart. Not only do you brush off dead skin, you invigorate your body, stimulate your lymphatic system, reduce cellulite, and decongest your skin (talk about a miracle tool). After I shower but before I dry off, I use Neutrogena Body Oil all over. I let it soak in for a few seconds before drying myself with a towel.

I am definitely going to try dry brushing. It makes a lot of sense.

Have you tried dry brushing before? What are your thoughts on Cindy Crawford as a Beauty Muse?

Lets talk. Drop me a comment in the comment section below.

Thank you.

 

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