Sports-chic Style Guide

Activewear, Active Life: The Lookbook

Clean lines, modern accents and athletic detail – it’s now acceptable to wear gym clothes 24/7. Here are the all-star looks to sport this season … 


In case you hadn't clocked it yet, we've developed quite a penchant for all things active – and while the trend’s relaxed vibe is a dream for the weekend, it doesn't have to stop when you're on the clock. Playing the office style game has never been easier – infuse edge into your working wardrobe by mixing in core pieces with a sports luxe feel. Think streamlined track pants, sleek bombers and elegant pumps. Much like your Sunday morning yoga class, balance is the key. Going for bold detail? Stick to luxury textures. Opting for trainers and a sweater? Even it out with tailored trousers in a play-it-safe hue. Move over suiting, this is your new 9-to-5.


Tired of that faithful shirt and jean pairing? Re-energise your menswear evening look with a sporty sensibility. Wait a second though – we're not saying hit the bar in your sweats (sorry). So what are the rules? Stick to accents rather than statements – pivotal evening basics can be totally transformed by low-key twists. Basically, leave your tracksuit in the locker-room and you're good to go. These are the details you need on your radar.


Too busy to deal? Minimise sartorial stress with a sports-meets-streetwear approach. Effortlessly cool and quietly comfortable, run your errands in a combo of cashmere knitted joggers and soft cotton tees – topped off with a sleek leather jacket for that credible city spin. As for footwear, as much as we love a good heel, sometimes we just haven't got time for the drama. Swap in for artfully designed trainers and move seamlessly in style from one errand to another. Cool running indeed.


March might mean that spring has sprung – but we're not ready to lose the layers anytime soon. Luckily, this season’s sports inspired pieces make for a winning (and warming) combination. Tap into the trend with thick graphic sweaters or dare to be bold knitted cardigans of bright geometric prints. If the pieces push you out of your comfort zone, pare it back with a neutral cover up. Oversized coats are the laid-back hero of the moment – go big or go home people.

Style Edit

Streetstyle with Sandro

Get that effortlessly stylish Parisian style with Sandro – renowned for their clean lines and contemporary classics – you too can ooze streetwise allure and finally achieve that coveted cool-girl/boy status...

Blogger Picks

Activewear Top Picks - Emtalks

"I’m loving the trend of athleisure, gorgeous clothes to work out in but also, clothes you want to be seen out in" - Em Sheldon, founder of multi-award winning blog ...

Blogger Picks

John Robertson, founder of The Everyday Man, an online magazine blog offering men a curated mix of all things fashion, fitness + lifestyle shares his top picks on how to master the activewear trend.

Style Edit

Thanks to the increasing amount of time we’re spending working out, sportswear options are better than they’ve ever been.

Celeb Style

Get the celebrity work out look

Whether it's pounding the pavements or HIIT-ing the gym, we're channelling celebrities’ motivational workout styles ...

Style Edit

Top five activewear must-haves for men

Treat your feet with Sandro and Superga’s new collaboration 2750 trainers, cover the bases with a Polo Ralph Lauren bomber jacket, lounge in Michael Kors cotton stretch fleece pants and stock ups on plain white or printed tees from Levi’s, New Balance and Paul Smith.

Designer Spotlight

Q&A with Paul Smith

Work, life, travel – today, the suit has to work harder than ever to keep up with the modern demands of everyday life. Read on to learn how Britian’s foremost designer is on a mission to create clothing that ...

Style Guide

Celeb Best Dressed: Sports Luxe

Mastering sports luxe style is easy to underestimate; there’s more to it than just pulling on sweats, lacing up a pair of high tops, looping your hair into a ponytail, and calling it a look. Here’s how top Celebrities wear it ….

Style Guide

Activewear, Active Life: The Lookbook

Clean lines, modern accents and athletic detail – it’s now acceptable to wear gym clothes 24/7. Here are the all-star looks to sport this season …