A pic from the Alexander Wang x H&M Campaign. Photo via H&M.
Seems like everyone's super-fanning sports these days. And let's face it, while we all know the die-hards - the remote-control clenchers, the 5 am hockey practice parents, the protein shake shakers - some of us just aren't so hardcore. I studied Kinesiology at Western. Seriously. But do I remember the difference between a fibia and tibia? NO. And why, of all the names they could possibly have chosen did someone choose to purposely screw up first year anatomy students? I watch the Olympics. I catch the playoffs sometimes. I definitely watch the Superbowl, but mostly for the ads, the nachos and the halftime show. And thanks to YouTube, I don't even have to do that anymore. I'd rather be doing than watching. And by doing I mean shopping.
But as for sporty fashion? Okay, that I get. That I like. If there's a superfan for sporty clothes, it's me. I wear the uniform proudly, flying my 'Team Fashion' banner high. And since 'sporty' is such a huge trend right now, as evidenced by the reams of designers who showed models-turned-athletes on the runways and Alexander Wang's H&M collab, I'm not the only one who's a big fan.
This season, sporty influences work no matter what the occasion. For work, keep it subtle with a streamlined baseball jacket or an elastic belt. For the weekend, rock sneakers, faux-leather trackpants and cozy bright puffers. And for a fun night out, whether you're hitting the sports bar or (hopefully) not, it's all about flirty borrowed-from-the-boys pieces like a football jersey and cute baseball cap.
Check out these 3 winning looks. So sporty. So cool. Go Team!
1. Fitted Boyfriend Oxford Shirt, $54.95, GAP | 2. Slim Cropped Pants, $64.95, GAP | 3. Patent Oxfords, $60, ALDO | 4. Jacquard Soft Bomber, $20, Dynamite | 5. Elastic Clasp Belt, $24.95, GAP | 6. Statement Necklace, $20, ALDO | 7. Black Frame Sunglasses, $12, ALDO.
1. Get Down Hooded Puffer, $104, American Eagle | 2. YDE Studio Coated Leather Pants, $49.99, Jean Machine | 3. Shimmery Marled Sweater, $57, American Eagle | 4. Nike Women's Free Run 5.0, $99.99, Soft Moc | 5. Amanda Square Scarf, $40, Roots | 6. GapFit Pom Pom Hat, $34.95, GAP.
1. Cedar 7 Panel Baseball Cap, $46, Roots | 2. Printed Sweatshirt, $29.95, H&M | 3. Carol Pencil Skirt, $79.50, Guess | 4. Nixon The Rubber Player Watch, $200, West 49 | 5. Made in Italy Leather Pointy-Toe Ankle Boot, $189.95, Le Château | 6. Driving Gloves, $13, ALDO | 7. Topshop Faux Fur Animal Print Coat, $160, Hudson's Bay.