Trend Alert: Modern American Sportswear
Get set to take sportswear beyond your workout this season.
A huge trend seen on spring 2010 runways was sleek sportswear, in all kinds of technical fabrics. The key to this season’s look is to opt for clean, modern designs, tailored gear, and the subtle-but-so-necessary details.
We’re talking fleece hoodies, nylon windbreakers, varsity jackets, rugby shirts and track jackets that have all been updated and lightly formalized. This allows you to pair a zip-up hoodie with a button down shirt, as the always stylish David Beckham does here:
Louis Vuitton took the windbreaker to another level, making it wearable for the office (this model is even carrying a briefcase, like he’s about to get down to business!):
Louis Vuitton spring/summer 2010
The blazer’s cut and dark color give this outfit a formal edge, but the structured hoodie and silver-zipper detail add that cool, casual element. Details really bring this look together—the cuffed pants, sneaker-oxford hybrid footwear, along with a shirt and tie add to the “niceness” of this style.
We saw the fashion forward Kanye West rock “short shorts” last year, paired with a technical jacket and plain white kicks. A fine combo of preppy and sporty:
Danish brand, Humor, throws in splashes of bold color, plaid and denim harem pants, blurring the lines between sportswear and streetwear:
Italian brand, Noodle Park, masters a mix of contemporary menswear with sporty finishes, like a nylon navy trench coat:
The best way to wear this look is to break it up with street or contemporary pieces, so you don’t look like you’re about to hit a tennis court when you’re on your way to work. Keep it simple with understated kicks, and chinos or clean denim.
Check out a couple of styles on our sister site, DJPremium.com: