Sporty Couture...Get Into It!

Though it seems unlikely when you take a peek into my wardrobe nowadays; during my formative years I adhered to one style of clothing that I referred to as tomboy chic, which consisted of oversized sweatshirts coupled with Chuck Taylor’s and cargo pants. Though those days are mostly behind me, there is still a bit of tomboy chic lurking underneath my current style; so you can imagine how thrilled I was to see sporty couture storm the Spring / Summer 2012 runways in the form of track jackets, rugby stripes, nylon materials, and, my personal favorite, Women’s Hoodies.

While I adore everything related to the sporty trend; presently, my wardrobe staples include cutoff denim shorts, sky-high wedge sandals, dark wash skinny jeans, flowy tank tops, and oversized accessories – items that I cannot live without, and which don’t truly make the ‘sporty’ cut. My solution? Hoodies.

I’ve found that a sporty hoodie is the perfect juxtaposition to a chicer look; creating a seamless pairing that gives you a splash of athleticism whilst maintaining sophistication.

For Sunday Brunch last week I paired a bright Zip Up Hoodie with cutoff denim shorts, Espadrille Wrapped Heels, oversized sunglasses, and a messy topknot; earlier in the week I wore a Long Hoodie tunic-style over simple black leggings with boots (it was a particularly cold June day) and a long necklace; and for a recent evening hangout sesh at the beach with my besties, I paired my skinny jeans with a Quilted Hoodie Jacket (which featured Varsity detailing) for an unfussy look that was cute and casual.

In my wardrobe, hoodies have taken on the same form of versatility as the denim jacket. How do you style your hoodies?

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to FabSugar for the picture.

FTC Disclosure: This is a post written in partnership with JD Sports; however, all opinions expressed therein are my own.


lucy and sarah said...

Interesting post. I usually, get them from my brother. My Mom got him some very interesting plaid and different prints from Target.

At the moment, its too hot for hoodies here during our oh so very humid summer. But come fall, definitely, part of my wardrobe.

ellie said...

Interesting combination. With the Olympics approaching and local baseball being a big deal here, as well as the college football team, usually those are the icons you see in every ones staple around here.

ivy's closet said...

Awesome post. I've never thought about this. Something definitely to keep in mind.

Georgina said...

Love love love the sporty chic trend :)

Couture Carrie said...

Loving the Isabel Marant jeans!


Audrey Allure said...

Loving the sporty look!

Sherin said...

Yes! Sporty Couture is such a fab look!

OneCraftyFox said...

It seems we live in parallel fashion universes... lol. I bought teeny denims last week and must have worn them at least four times already... complete with hoodie on cool summer nights ;)

Bonnie said...

Since I am a sporty person, I fully appreciate the combination of athletic apparel and couture. I think it creates a fun, unique look.

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The Redhead Fashionista said...

I completely agree! Like you, my wardrobe certainly isn't filled with sporty pieces. A hoodie is such a great way to try out the trend though! I definitely need to sport some hoodies when the weather cools off.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

i tried "tomboy chic" for most of my formative years too though I think it was just "tomboy" haha. Really coll images about! I love what this look is going for and the juxtaposition of comfort with style is soo lovely. Sounds really cute for a Sunday brunch!

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Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh I really like these sporty looks!!

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