“Sport Deluxe” has been a trend for quite some time now and although that whole I-just-went-to-the-gym look isn’t exactly my cup of tea (and that’s putting it mildly!), I do find Alexander Wang’s collection for H&M intriguing.
From stretchy leggings to cool crop tops and neoprene sweatshirts: everything looks “workout”-ready. The collection even has a pair of boxing gloves and …a towel!
Long story short: Mr. Wang wants us to exercise!
In a fashion world that is dominated by the unspoken message of “starvation”, I think it is utterly brilliant to finally see a designer’s collection that seems to step away from this unhealthy doctrine and embraces the “healthy mind in a healthy body”-theme. Fit is the new skinny, so to speak.
It is a welcome trend this gym-obsessed generation has been waiting for. Even though I won’t be wearing Wang’s clothes to go to work or go shopping (for someone who prefers lipstick, pencil skirts and high heels, there is a limit to dressing casually), that doesn’t mean I will ignore Wang’s collection entirely.
On the contrary, I have already spotted some marvelous items that I am dying to get my hands on. And mark my words: I am positive these glorious fitness outfits will make me the most stylish person at my gym! (Since I will probably never be the numero uno in any other gym-related field, being the gym most fashionable seems like a pretty good consolation prize)
Here are a couple of my favourite sporty items:
And who knows? I might even dare to wear them outside the gym after all. These cute crop tops and those amazing shoes definitely demonstrate that sporty can indeed by trendy.