Sporty styles had a moment on the FW22 runway, and Gucci’s major collaboration with Adidas proved that athleisure is here to stay. But as we enter a new era of athleisure, brands are taking a more sartorial high-fashion approach to this “sport mode” trend. Now, it’s time to elevate beyond the biker shorts and crop top ensemble and activate that perfect a refined, yet athletic, look with some chic sportswear pieces. Below are six outfits that can help you achieve this in many different ways.

Unexpected twist

 

Christopher Esber shirt, $640, saksfifthavenue.com; Khaite bra, $480, modaoperandi.com; Adidas shorts, $22, adidas.com; The M Jewelers necklace, $150, themjewelersny.com; Jacquie Aiche necklace, $4,500, modaoperandi.com; Gianvito Rossi sandals, $695, fwrd.com

Balance out a pair of track shorts with feminine pieces for an unexpected twist. A romantic blouse and sleek sandals elevate the sporty shorts, the sexy bra and cool accessories complete the look by taking it to the next level.

OFF-DUTY

Prada swimsuit top, $695, shorts, $1,120, jacket, $2,600, prada.com; Adidas sneakers, $100, adidas. com; By Far bag, $373, farfetch.com; Poppy Lissiman sunglasses, $95, us.poppylissiman.com

Prada’s SS22 Linea Rossa collection is perfect for a chic off-duty moment. Inspired by the minimal lines of ’90s fashion, Linea Rossa is where high-fashion meets sport.

IT-GIRL

Balenciaga skirt, $695, socks, $125, sneakers, $1,150, bag, $2,500, sunglasses, $630, balenciaga.com; Dion Lee top, $225, farfetch.com

You can’t talk about “sport mode” without mentioning one of the driving forces, Balenciaga. Dive into the trend headfirst with some of this season’s hottest items including a pair of Balenciaga sunnies and a Le Cagole bag.

all the hype

Adidas x Gucci cardigan, $2,700, skirt, $2,600, socks, $235, sneakers, $850, headband, $490, gucci.com

Gucci’s capsule collection with Adidas is all the buzz right now. The collaboration fuses the emblems and heritage of the house with those of the iconic sportswear brand creating the perfect high-fashion meets streetwear collection.

TENNIS CLUB

Casablanca shirt, $971, skirt, $1,062, hat, $195, luisaviaroma.com; Socksss socks, $35, fwrd. com; Reebok sneakers, $85, reebok.com; Chanel bag, $5,800, chanel.com

This Casablanca tennis outfit could get me to play a match of tennis (and I hate sports) so that’s saying something. Athletics can be fun…when the right outfit is involved.

HANG TEN

 

Louisa Ballou rash guard & briefs, $365, matchesfashion.com; Dannijo anklet, $95, dannijo.com; Birkenstock sandals, $200, fwrd.com; Moncler x Gentle Monster sunglasses, $455, gentlemonster.com; Raf Simons bag, $465, fwrd.com; Stüssy Sport beach towel, $50, stussy.com

Louisa Ballou’s “Surfer’s Paradise” aura-print rash guard and brief set speaks for itself, the bold tropical print is perfect for any fashionable surfer girl. Complement the set with funky accessories such as this bright yellow Stussy towel and neon anklet.

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