Sporty looks dominated the runways at Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, and Marc by Marc Jacobs, inspiring us to test out this trend ourselves! So we headed to Barneys New York in Beverly Hills to show you how to slide right into athletic-infused outfits this season. Whether you prefer a pair of chic running shorts, some updated track pants, or a sexy neoprene bodysuit, we've got something for everyone in today's Currently Trending!
Designers like Joseph Altuzarra, Alexander Wang, Stella McCartney, and Rag & Bone showed off their sportier side for Spring 2012, sending out looks that reflected a more athletic state of mind. Neoprene anoraks, mesh tops, silky track pants, jersey hoodies, and even a dash of tropical surf wear cropped up. It certainly seemed as if the runway had transformed into a track and field frenzy for the ultrastylish set. To this point, we love the idea of styling stronger shapes and tougher materials against more flirty, feminine pieces — a perfect matchup of girlie accents and the season's sports-minded garb in one polished go. Think breezy striped frocks topped with retro varsity jackets, Alexander Wang nylon tie-shorts contrasted with modern white accessories, or a baseball-inspired sweater worn with flare jeans and quirky wedges. Are you game? Click through for five sportier ways to dress for Spring.
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From Isabel Marant's cool, colorful layers to Alexander Wang's perennial sporty-girl swagger, the runways were rife with easy, athletic pieces in hyperchromatic hues — playing the perfect juxtaposition for Spring's otherwise sweet, feminine fare. Fluid racerback tanks and bikini tops were paired under flouro mesh tees at Rag & Bone, and there was no shortage of slick, skintight knits on Wang's runway. It's a youthful, confident look that doesn't skimp on the sex appeal — and luckily, you can achieve the sporty-chic trend for Spring without breaking the bank or a sweat. Click through the widget below to shop our under-$150 picks now.
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Attention, fashion lovers! It's time to get familiar with our Spring 2012 trend report, which we'll be updating with even more of all the best trends from the best shows in London, Milan, and Paris. From the sporty theme that dominated in New York, to the craze for lush prints, we've got the best trends covered right here.
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Ladies, if the Spring 2012 runways are any indication, it's time for us to get in shape. The sporty theme has dominated the New York collections, with performance fabrics like mesh and neoprene, tracksuits, utility vests and shorts, and surf-ready gear. We love the look, what about you?
From left: Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang, VPL, and Rag and Bone.
If these inspiring sportif looks don't convince you right now to get off your bum and get physical, maybe come Spring they will. Looks ready for the tennis court, a game of croquet or even just a dog walk around the neighborhood are considered high fashion, so put your most stylish sneaker forward and go sportif!
(L-R: Carmen Marc Valvo, Milly, Lyn Devon, Cynthia Steffe, Abaete)