Mixing Athletic Clothing With Summer Wardrobe

A great Article by Chantal Fernandez

10 ATHLETIC-INSPIRED PIECES TO MIX INTO YOUR SUMMER WARDROBE

Mesh top + oxford shirt = cool city uniform.

While retailers have gone nuts rushing to get in on the “athleisure” surge in recent seasons — in other words, designing stylish workout clothing that can be worn outside the gym — the aesthetic has invaded the runway at the same time. There are so many designer examples to name, Alexander Wang being perhaps the most notable, with his spring collection entirely devoted to sneakerheads (see also his H&M collaboration).

Although the newness of the sports-inspired fashion trend has waned, athletic elements are still popping up on everything from relaxed pants to tennis-style skirts and mesh tops. The key now is to layer these sportier pieces with sleeker ones — such as oxford shirts, tailored blazers or delicate heels — and incorporate textures like mesh and neoprene. The resulting looks are fresh and modern, not to mention comfortable.

Shop ten of our favorite sporty yet stylish pieces below.

PANTS

Mixing Athletic Clothing With Your Summer Wardrobe

Left: Toga Pulla pants, $460.72, available at Farfetch.
Right: Sandro pants, now $262.50, available at Sandro.

SKIRTS

Mixing Athletic Clothing With Your Summer Wardrobe

Left: Ohne Titel skirt, now $294, available at TheCorner.
Right: Theory skirt, now $234.90, available at Farfetch.

JACKETS

Mixing Athletic Clothing With Your Summer Wardrobe

Left: Zara men’s jacket, $69.90, available at Zara.
Right: Mango letterman jacket, $59.99, available at Mango.

MESH

Mixing Athletic Clothing With Your Summer Wardrobe

Left: Ohne Titel top, $235, available at Farfetch.
Right: Gap top, $39.90, available at Gap.

LONG-SLEEVE TOPS

Mixing Athletic Clothing With Your Summer Wardrobe

Left: J.Crew rash guard, $78, available at J.Crew.
Right: Sandro jumper, $236, available at Sandro.

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