STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Love Affair With Sportswear

If you are anything like me, you have probably been using this time before classes start to hunt for new additions from what’s left of the after-Christmas sales. New year, new clothes! There are several trends that have survived the New Year’s resolutions and will remain in our fashion consciousness for 2015. One of those trends is chic sportswear. Perfectly casual and not too fussy, sportswear is perfect for the college student audience because it adds an understated level of style to any ensemble. Pieces like quilted jackets, jogger pants or a pair of structured slip-on sneakers are athletic pieces that add just the right amount of sophistication to an otherwise casual look.

So why is this look so simple to achieve? Just take a peek at this Fashionista’s ensemble for a hint at how to structure a sportswear chic look. Even though the individual pieces of her outfit don’t automatically scream athletic, the structural design of her jacket makes it a more casual and playful part of the overall look. The faux leather accents give the jacket an added level of spice and it fits perfectly for the winter weather. She keeps it more relaxed by layering underneath the jacket a simple V-neck T-shirt and sleek black leggings. To add a little feminine flair to the look, this Fashionista chose a pair of lace-up black wedges and a hand painted coin necklace.

Start off your new year with a love affair with sportswear!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK?Don’t be afraid to wear simplistic outfits. Some of the best outfits are those that are not overly adorned with various elements. Sophisticated layering is key!”