SPORTY CHIC IS THE ALL RAGE
And black and white is the way it’s done
We’ve all seen the street style of the biggest celebs this year – from Kim K, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Ariana Grande, Khloe Kardashian and Gwen Stefani, to Hailey Balwin.
The sporty chic look is one of this seasons biggest trends – and keeping your outfit simple with black and white pieces will make you stand out in an effortlessly chic way.
Black and white is classic, and using these simple neutral colors is the easiest way to create the sporty chic look.
From the vegan black leather jacket, the faux fur and the sporty sneakers – to the classic choker necklace and more. In this post, I’m going to show you what essential pieces your wardrobe needs this season to be effortlessly sporty chic.
ON POINT + CHIC
The sporty chic look is the current trend
The sporty chic look is an easy trend to recreate, all that you need is a few simple pieces in your wardrobe to mix and match – plus you can wear all of these pieces multiple ways, which is great for a tight budget.
One of the best things about the sporty chic look (apart from looking on-point), is that it’s super comfortable. We’re talking black leggings, a trusty T-shirt, comfy sneakers and a simple jacket – this is the best kind of fashion.
The black legging and the classic T-shirt will be your go-to sporty chic essentials this season. From here, you can easily mix-and-match your accessories to change up your look (with sneakers, bags, jackets, sweatshirts, jewellery, etc.)
Throwing on a pair of black leggings (or black skinny jeans – the tighter the better) is the best starting point for creating the sporty chic look. Black leggings look good on most body shapes and are slimming – they are also affordable.
The classic white or black T-shirt, is what you’ll need next to create the sporty chic look – and if you don’t already have a go-to T, then getting one will be a great wardrobe investment.
THE BLACK LEATHER JACKET
The leather jacket is a must-have this season
A black leather jacket is all the rage at the moment in women’s fashion – you can rock one with almost any outfit and you’ll look right on trend. It’s the fashion piece of the season.
It’s 2016, and so we’re all about saving the animals (and saving extra cash) – investing in a vegan leather jacket will be much more affordable than getting a real leather jacket, plus you’ll be saving the animals at the same time.
If leather is just not your vibe though (vegan or real), then give some faux fur a try. A classic faux fur jacket screams chic louder than anything.
THE SPORTY SNEAKERS
The sporty sneakers define the sporty chic look
There are many ways to rock the sporty chic trend (faux fur instead of a vegan leather jacket for example), but throwing on a pair of sporty sneakers is what will ultimately define the look – you can’t have sporty chic without the sporty.
A simple pair of black or white (or black and white) sneakers is what’s been trending this year. I’ve been loving my simple white Nike tennis shoes and my plain black Nike sneakers.
Black and white sneakers are versatile and can be worn in so many different ways – just one of the reasons why we all love them!
Nike and Adidas are the kings of sneakers at the moment, but almost every store have been bringing out their own range of sporty shoes in neutral tones of black and white. Top sneaker brands this year include Nike, Adidas and Yeezy.
THE BLACK CHOKER
The ultimate throwback from the 90’s
We all thought that the choker necklace would forever be “a 90’s trend”, but we were wrong.
The choker necklace has made it’s comeback this year, and it’s power can instantly take an outfit from standard to on-point.
Some choker necklaces are hard to pull off, but a simple black choker necklace will suit most women. Try out a thinner black choker as well as a thicker one to see which one suits you the most (to see which one makes your neck look longer and thinner).
The simple black choker makes the sporty chic look next-level-chic.
TOP TIPS FOR THE SPORTY CHIC LOOK
• The black leather jacket is a must-have for your sporty chic outfit
• A pair of classic sneakers is what will define your sporty chic look
• Invest in a pair of neutral sporty sneakers, you can wear them so many ways (get black or white)
• A simple black choker necklace will make your sporty chic outfit next-level-chic
• Keep your look simple with a pair of black leggings or skinny black jeans, these are always flattering
• Invest in a few black and white pieces (T’s, sweaters, leggings), and you’ll always look effortlessly chic
• Wear either a simple black or white T with your sporty chic look for a classic feel
• Black and white is the ultimate way to wear the sporty chic look this season
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Much love, Liezl Jayne xo
Photographs by Rob Williams for liezljayne.com