Just when I have relegated sweats to the fashion scrap heap, my comments come back to haunt me. I should have seen this coming; New York’s designer of the moment Alexander Wang has been presenting chic sportswear since Autumn/Winter 2012. It’s safe to say that Sports Luxe is here to stay. Sweatpants are no longer a sloppy option to wear around the house. Revised and recut, the modern tracksuit pant tapers in at the ankles giving it a sleeker silhouette. Sweatshirts too have received a massive resurgence with high-end designers and high-street labels producing their own versions. From bold prints to statement slogans, the humble sweatshirt has become the must have piece of the season.
The gentleman in today’s post demonstrates how to sport the luxe trend. His Giuseppe Zanotti high-tops completes his all black ensemble with attitude. As the name suggests, this trend doesn’t come cheap. However, as with any fashion movement, the look can be achieved at all price points. Check out the link below for options that cater to all budgets.
Get this look:
a. Sweatshirt with NY Cityscape Print, $48.06, asos.com
b. Sweatshirt with Problems Print, $55.45, Reclaimed Vintage, asos.com
c. 17 Sweatshirt, $835, Givenchy, barneys.com
d. Black Brian Sweatshirt, $170, Acne Studios, ssense.com
e. Sweatpant in Nep Fabric, $64.69, asos.com
f. Skinny Sweatpant, $36.97, asos.com
g. Cotton-Blend Sweatpants, £220.83, Alexander Wang, mrporter.com
h. Fred Loopback Cotton-Blend Sweatpants, £129.17, Acne, mrporter.com
i. Skateboard Zoom Mogan Mid Trainers, $114.60, Nike, asos.com
j. Skytop Croc Trainers, $157.11, Supra, asos.com
k. Black and Navy Croc-Embossed Leather London High-Tops, $975, Giuseppe Zanotti, ssense.com
l. Black Patent Leather High-Top Sneakers, $695, Maison Martin Margiela, ssense.com
Note: Prices correct at time of posting