STYLE GURU STYLE: Sporty-Chic

Though I may not be going to the gym as much as I should be this summer, I am channeling my inner athlete with the popular new chic sportswear. Since I wasn’t quite ready to don my spandex just yet, I went the more chic and less sporty route by taking my own twist on Alexander Wang’s spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection.

Wang’s entire collections is full of super sporty outfits. He has taken sportswear and redesigned it for a higher end look that is so simple but also sophisticated. Inspired by his known love for sneakers, it is said that Wang has reimagined all kinds of different sneakers into full blown outfits. For example, he has transformed the Nike Flyknits into bodycon dresses in bright neon colors with a structured black pattern. He has also taken adidas’ revamp of the ’70s Stan Smith classic and reconstructed them into none other than a white tennis dress with a green Peter Pan collar.

The Stan Smith sneaker was also one that I looked to for inspiration in my sporty-chic outfit. These sneakers have quickly become one of my favorites. I love how simple and clean they are and the pop of green completes the nod to the ’70s. I chose a skort to pair with my sneakers. Remember skorts from way back in the ’90s? Well, they’re coming back! I love this pleated black one that I’m wearing; it’s the proper salute to the sneakers’ tennis history and also brings in a preppy aspect to the outfit. Finally, I picked a simple white top from Primark, which I tucked in to keep the look well defined and chic while still a little bit sporty. So, next time you want to rock your sneakers outside the gym, try to imagine what they’d look like as an outfit and embrace the sporty-chic side of you!

Get My Look: 1. Sporty but fashionable shoes. 2. Functional skort. 3. Super simple top.