Sports luxe is still huge on the fashion scene and I couldn’t be more excited that this laid-back trend is here to stay! Of course, it’s not hard to see why this trend is sticking around; sports-inspired clothing can be flexible, flattering and comfy. A sports luxe inspired outfit is perfect for a lazy Saturday afternoon shopping with the girls but did you know that you can also rock your sports inspired gear to work? Just follow these super easy tips and I’ll show you how to wear the same sports luxe-inspired pencil skirt 4 different ways for the office!
For this shoot, I chose the super comfy Rosey & Vittori jersey pencil skirt from AdoreThis.co.za. It’s a steal at R400 and can be styled in so many ways! When wearing sports luxe to the office you want to choose sportswear-inspired pieces rather than actual activewear. Especially if you work in a more formal office environment.
1. Have a splash of matchy-matchy
For this look I tried to embrace more of a smart-casual office vibe. I paired the black jersey pencil skirt from AdoreThis.co.za with an informal denim shirt and a matching waist belt and platform high-heels. Matching your shoes to your belt might sound very old fashioned but in this case it works wonders!
The nude-coloured belt helps to draw attention to my waist while the nude-coloured shoes help to elongate my legs. Mid-length pencil skirts tend to make my legs look super short so these shoes really did the trick to make my legs look longer. The matching shoe and belt also helps to tie the whole outfit together and give a more polished look.
2. Go big or go home!
It’s important to inject a little glamour into your work week – at least for me it is! This time around I decided to keep most of the outfit casual and then add a big splash of glamour to it. I paired the AdoreThis.co.za jersey pencil skirt with a plain white T-shirt, extra length statement necklace and a rather glamours suede jacket with faux fur collar.
The warm and snuggly jacket is great for cold winter days and when paired with a pair of vintage-look pumps they really help to up the glam factor of the ensemble.
3. Just add leather
Another great way to glam up sports luxe is to add leather. Leather is edgy and goes well with almost anything. I found that the black jersey skirt from AdoreThis.co.za was quite informal so I decided to make it a little more fancy-pants by adding a leather biker jacket with faux fur collar, a silk T-shirt blouse and a big, sparkly statement necklace. I then threw on some black wedges to complete the look.
You’ll notice that I also brought back the nude belt for this outfit. Pairing a nude belt with your pencil skirt is a great way to avoid wearing a crop top if you’re not comfortable baring your abs just yet. You’ll get a similar effect without the breeze!
4. Keep it classy
If your office is super formal then find a fabulous formal statement item to wear along with your sports luxe piece. For a more sophisticated look I decided to pair the AdoreThis.co.za skirt with a more formal high-collared blouse. Instead of tucking it into the skirt I opted to tie it at the front to bring a little more interest to the waistline. I finished the outfit off with a pair of dark blue high-heels.
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After years of working as an Editor and writer for popular websites like Joburg’s Darling, Cape Town’s Darling and Joburg.co.za, Crystal left her sanity and an established career in lifestyle journalism behind to follow her dream of creating a website for the intellectual and discerning woman. Today she spends her time chasing the thrill of being the first to know about ‘the next big thing’. She’ll try anything once and has been known to put her body, hair and health on the line – all in the name of research.