My affinity for sports did not come until I started going to my university’s football and baseball games as a freshman. There is something about the atmosphere and high energy at these games that I just love. Students, alumni and fans of the university donning purple and coming together from all over to support our teams and our school makes me proud to be a student there. Sports, beyond the boundaries of university campuses, have also brought communities together with high-pressure excitement and family-friendly fun.
The influence of sports has recently translated to the runways, especially the menswear collections for spring 2016 like the surfer-inspired collection of Dsquared² or the sweatpants and blazer combination trend from Burberry Prorsum. But the collection that inspired my look was from the spring 2016 menswear collection of Brunello Cucinelli.
Cucinelli combines lightweight fabrics, sporty slogan shirts and tailored jackets for a collection that even the most fashionable athletes like David Beckham and Chandler Parsons (*insert heart-shaped eyes emoji*) would love. This collection blends the casual looks of denim and sneakers with high end suits and accessories. Cucinelli loves utilizing layers, but since Texas is embracing this miserably hot summer weather, I avoided the layers and took a navy sweater and paired it with navy shorts instead. This look is preppy but sporty with its simplicity in color and casual tone. But to take this monochromatic look from casual to runway-worthy, I sported my new tan Converse shoes and aviator sunglasses. This added a little something extra to the outfit, which would offset the plainness. As if men’s fashion was not already casual enough, designers introduced this sporty twist to intermix mens’ two favorite passions: sports and fashion.