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.
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 –
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Beyonce’s Ivy park collection is the one I am lusting after. Will may get something from the collection.
I like that collection too xo
I’m doing the race for life next month and on the look out for some stylish trainers. I’m like you don’t want the, bulky. There seems so much choice these days.
Yea there are so many stylish pairs around now.
OOh now those neon trainers within this post are pretty amazing, I like those x
They are so pretty..
Funnily enough I am getting into fitness and getting sent this gorgeous sports bra top that I cannot wait to review. I even brought a pair of cool sports leggings yesterday and some trainers. I love the red trainers and your leggings.
Oh nice. Fitness is so important. And I like the fact that the designers now make them stylish.
I must say I do love Stella Mcartney’s designs too and those red trainers are to die for! 🙂
Yea they are. I think I may just spoil myself xo
I really want to get back into my work outs at home after my baby is born and those sport leggings look lovely
Yes they do..
I love those ballerina shoes. They’re so cute!
Yea so cute.
The only sportswear you’ll see my mummy in is trainers, she’s not a big fan of Lycra and hasn’t go the body for it – you look great however xx
Thanking you xx
I have to admit I love how sports wear can be fashionable as well – you don’t have to stump for baggy tshirt and shorts. x
Very true Sarah.
Trainers are my favourite too, my current pair are neon yellow and grey, one of my favourite colour combinations.
I love the ballerina shoes. i think because I’m such a huge fan of lace. I had some like that for my wedding when i took my heels off to walk across the grass. They got muddy and ruined but I loved them! Angela from Daysinbed
The red trainers look great! I haven’t owned a pair of trainers for years. Must start exercising again!
Yea they do. Thanks.
i love sports wear! its just so comfy and now they’re releasing more fashionable designs, its even bette!
I love that sportswear is now stylish! Now I don’t have to feel guilty when I wear my lazy clothes XD
You look lovely as always, I must admit I do love the whole outfit you are wearing. You’ve inspired me to get a new kit in my old one is awful.
Ah nice xo
Loving those leggings! I’m needing to invest in some more workout gear. I wear the same stuff every time.
Thanks Elizabeth x
I don’t think I own any sports wear apart from my swimsuit. Looks great on you though
Thanks Kara x
I don’t think I own any sports wear! Although I do have sunnies – Tom Ford is my favourite.
Oh gosh..I need a Tom Ford.
Some really lovely sports wear. I’m just buying some new sportswear now because I’m doing the 30 day shred (eeekkk). Love some of this stuff. xx
Ah nice Chloe.
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I have found myself wearing so much sports wear recently – the Ivy Park collection looks great!
Ivy Park is so cool x
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