Luxe sportswear takes inspiration from the
track or field. This look embraces techno fabrics. Look for
silky track pants, contrast band trimmed or piped shorts, tops with sheer mesh panels, racer backs
faster stripes that help define garment shapes at shoulder or leg
seam lines. Sporty detailing especially suits simple cut casual
Left - Hobbs Unlimited Rubber Coated Parka, £179/€205, Horseshoe
Cardi £110/€125. Crawford Shorts £110/€125. Stockist Number:
0845 313 3130 - hobbs.co.uk. Also shown in header.
Centre - New Look SS12 - Dip Hem Colour Block Shirt £19.99/€24.99.
Mint Green Contrast Trim Running Shorts £17.99/€22.99.
If you like more girly looks and are currently fixated on
dresses then try this River Island body con dress which makes
use of this effect with a contrast mesh insert.
Left & Centre - River Island SS12 -
Hartley Neon Lemon Aertex Dress, £40 - River Island SS12 WW
Clothing Stockist Number: 0208 991 4904 or Riverisland.com.
Right - Topshop SS12 Mesh Insert Lemon Dress.
Left - Debenhams SS12 Sporty Body Con Dress.
Right - Miss Selfridge Sporty Stretch Lemon & White Dress.
At Max Mara Spring Summer 2012 Neoprene shell
tops, pencil skirts, and tube dresses gave a slim line
silhouette with an added sporty touch marked by elasticated
wrists and collars. All ideal in an Olympic year.
MaxMara luxury label's collection uses a clean uncluttered
sleek silhouette that uses high performance fabrics in desert
sand colours as well as leather and organza.
For outer cover choose lightweight zipped hi tech
parka/anoraks from long to short lengths. Dusty Pinks and flesh
nude pastel tints add a 2012 feel to parkas, hooded jackets and
anoraks intended not just for function, but to be seen. Pastels
and on trend peach and pink toned colours hit the right note in
Left - SS12 M&S Trackstar Limited Coral & Peach Colour Blocking
Parka £65, Lavender Lilac Top £25, Trousers £22.50, Bag £89 -
All Marks & Spencer Ladies Fashion.
Right - Wallis SS2012 Pastel Green Parka Jacket.
Hooded Parka Coats
Left - Viyella SS2012 - Glam Pastel Pink Parka
Jacket £149, Lemon Woven Trim Polo £55. Stockist Number:
Women's: 01845 573 120 - Viyella.co.uk.
Centre - SS12 Trackstar Limited Collection
Cocoa Pink Parka £65 - Marks & Spencer.
Right - Betty Barclay Parka Coat Jacket ₤260/IRL€275.
Betty Barclay Spring Summer 2012 Stockist Number: 020 7411 0322.
With its long styling and pastel pink colour,
this Betty Barclay coat is simply a must-have. The large
dark-coloured buttons are eye-catching and make the jacket look
For practical sporty cover up choose from tracky bottoms or
shorts, but consider layering of cycling shorts with tunic
Left - New Look SS12 - Yellow Neon Sheer Shell Shirt
£19.99/€24.99 Under Orange Neon Bandeau £3.99/€4.99, Nude With
Neon Go Faster Stripe Tracksuit Pants £22.99/€29.99 - Newlook.com.
Right - Green Oversized Green Sports Team Number Jersey T-shirt
£14.99/€17.99, Yellow Pleat Midi Skirt £19.99/€24.99 - Newlook.com.
Amy Winehouse Style
Those who liked Amy Winehouse's fashion style may like this
Topshop photo of a pink jacket and printed cropped pants. The
hairdo will seal the look.
Right - Topshop SS12 Pink Zip Jacket.
Brighter colours focus on red, white, lime, navy, peach. for
evening sporty looks select more dramatic monochrome black with
white in silky fabrics.
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