Fashion post alert! I recently fell in love with this look I was sent from the new DKNY Sport collection. I was en route to an event at the Edition Hotel – a “sacred cacao ceremony” with meditative gong vibrations (more on vibrations and sound baths HERE) with some utterly glorious, crisp January London weather. My photographer and I managed to snap some impromptu pics in Fitzrovia. The oversized jacket is rendered in the most gorgeous inky velvet material which catches and plays with the light in a wonderfully intriguing way. Paired with subtly matching velvet leggings and my Adidas Superstars it’s the sort of sporty look I’d happily wear in or outside of the gym. Due to the oversized nature of the proportions, it’s also super comfy and all-enveloping, but the pluming nature adds more of a relaxed-yet-luxe sporty aesthetic. Whilst it was sunny it was uber cold, so I layered up, wearing a DKNY hoodie and the perfect polo underneath to keep my neck warm! I love an oversized jacket and this one I think is a classic – I’ll have it for years – paired with a pair of jeans, tight leather pants with sneakers, heels or boots. I’m trying to say that its versatile. I also love playing with proportions; wearing something super duper oversized on top always makes the legs look proportionately smaller which I love as a silhouette. Click MORE to see the rest of our shots and some shots from the choco-meditation ceremony!
Discreet fitness lux – it’s all in the details!
Whilst fitness trends have been pretty ‘out there’ and guerrish for the last few year – think bold patterns and wild colours – the wind is turning and it’s becoming more subtly utilitarian, and elegantly functional. We’re seeing more discreet ‘fitness luxe’ with a focus on the refined detailing – more emphasis on fit, materials and finishing touches. Pair a crisp oversized T-shirt with beautifully fitted black leggings featuring understated-chic flourishes – like an ankle zip or a velvet seam running down the outside of the leg – with a pair of bright statement trainers. The shouty pieces are still there but are less overpowering and less dominant in any one outfit.
50 shades of….your favourite hue!
If you’re thinking that sounds too boring, why not try subtle colour combinations. Hues of purples in one outfit or hues of blues or army greens. Pick your fave colour and go with it!
Alternatively, go nude!
Yes, nude and neutrals are is still very much a trend even for fitness. Try Stella McCartney’s signature nude tones for Adidas, just insure whatever you go for it’s not see-through, unless of course that’s your thing!