When Fashion Meets Sport

Friday, January 29, 2016

We've looked ahead to red carpet trends and even trends in the kitchen, but we often neglect to talk about certain elements of fashion which extend into sport. The 2016 sports calendar looks packed as ever with Premier League football, marathons, and racing galore. There are even big deal events such as the summer Olympics in Rio, along with the Paralympics and women's baseball World Cup. It's a bit odd to think of clothing when it comes to all things typically associated with getting down and dirty; but as there will be plenty of opportunities to be a spectator, there are no reasons why you can't be a stylish one whilst you're at it!
Football
Perhaps the most typical event to go and watch is the footie. Whether you're with your man at home or your girls down at the pub, why not take a leaf out of the WAGs book and look absolutely stunning? Of course, if all you're planning on doing is lazing around online to do a spot of international football betting, you can basically wear whatever you like! These days, it's possible to enjoy participation from the comfort of your pajamas, especially if you actually like the game enough to not be setting out to impress!
Racing
A day at the races is often a highly coveted day in the social calendar for everyone. But for women, it can be especially so. This year's award ceremonies so far, have seen a massive trend emerging. That trend is of metallic – and it's going to filter down to everything else as well. Of course, if you've not been to the races before, you'll want to be practical because it's a long day. The dress should be light and airy but attention grabbing (not enough to get you negative comments though!) Shoes, whilst of course complementing the dress, should be practical enough for long periods of standing. You should also ensure to bring a light, (and imperatively) matching jacket to keep warm as the day goes on. Don't ruin a good outfit with the wrong choice!

The Olympic & Paralympic Games


Okay, so it's unlikely that you're going to be jetting off to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil (and if you are - super jealous!), but that doesn't mean you can't join in on the summery festivities right from home. It's likely to be a day down at the beer garden (look out of the window and try not to cry that you're not there now...) and so there are an abundance of fashion options. Of course, the fail-safe is the classic skinnies and heels combination. It's an easy way to dress up an otherwise casual outfit, and a floaty top (or even a crop, if you are brave enough) wouldn't go amiss. Of course, if you're more adventurous, the cute hot-pant dungarees trend shouldn't be going anywhere this year, and bonus points for checks and stripes!

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Angela Angeline said...

I would be watching in my pj's too! haha
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Candice Petersen said...

I will definitely be watching it!

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B Ramida said...

Great post!

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Jackie Harrison said...

I will enjoy from the comfort of my home.

Emmylou MW said...

I'm super stoked for the Brazil Olympics! I'm not really into sports, but when it comes to Olympics, both Summer and Winter, I just never miss it. Wish I can go someday, but right now, I'll be enjoying them wearing my track pants and hole-ridden shirts at home:D

Lauren Carter said...

I wish I could go to the Brazil Olympics! I was reading last night about the Zika virus, and how the government is warning people who are going. Honestly, it didn't sound like it was too dangerous unless you were a baby. lol I would go anyway if I could, though! I'll be watching from home.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

The only sport I really ever go to view in person is baseball and I usually just show up in jeans and one of my Yankees t-shirts.

Miss Val's Creations said...

I'm just not a sports fan. However I do find myself watching bits and pieces of the Olympics. Some of the sports are fascinating to watch!

Shireen L. Platt said...

It's all about hockey ever since we moved here, I know hockey is huge in Canada but I had no idea it was this crazy. LOL! I do love watching Olympics but from the comfort from my own home....unless we win the lotto tomorrow. ;-)

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Darcy said...

I am seriously so excited for the Olympics! I always love watching!
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Nerline Germain said...

Kim, remember when dressing up was an all day/everyday thing? I mean women dressing up and having to wear aprons so they don't get their clothes dirty in the kitchen! I'm talking about the 60s. I'm still not ready for the cropped tops yet, but I'll keep that in mind. Happy weekend doll!!

Pamela RG said...

I'm looking forward to the Summer Olympics in Rio. There will be the All Star NBA Basketball here in Toronto this February. Lots of exciting events this year in Sports. Looking forward to them and also watching them from home.

Ashley Sue said...

I prefer to watch events from my home in my pjs too lol! If I go to a sports even, I try to at least get a shirt with the teams name on it. I usually don't want the olympics, but I love the figure skating portion of it!

oomph. said...

i'll be comfy at home in my shorts and tank, thank you! lol