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November 27, 2017

A NEW ERA OF SPORTSWEAR


It's 2017 and a new era of sportswear has arrived, and it's not just for the gym... This season we've got new trends like heritage checks, bold colours and winter florals to name a few, but one trend I've seen all through the year is sportswear, I'm talking fashion-basics with a sport luxe feel. To me this is less of a trend and more of a new era of fashion, with people who have always worn sports brands being given the tools to make it more street-style friendly. You don't need a gym membership to be entitled to wear a pair of leggings these days, just team them with heeled boots and a trench coat and you'll be so on trend!


I wanted to put this to the test and style a piece so it fit in to my usual outfit of choice, as that's what this whole sports luxe trend is after all - making it stylish and street friendly! That's not to say that if you wear head-to-toe gym gear you're not fashionable, but I certainly wouldn't be dressed that way, I wouldn't even attend a gym (guilty)! It would be rather handy to already be dressed for the treadmill after you've spent the day shopping, it'd surely save on washing! See, there are many perks to the trend already!

I've taken this black NICCE womens hoodie for a spin, not a brand I have worn before but then again the entire concept of this outfit is new to me. The hoodie itself is the perfect item to help me on my way to nailing this trend, it's sleek, an easy colour to work with and comfy - plain and simple. I wanted something in black so I could layer it all through winter and match it with my many pairs of leather trousers, it's the most perfect colour to match my already dark wardrobe. Instead of doing the obvious and wearing it with jeans and trainers, I wanted to take it a couple of steps further and make it boarder on grunge, because that's my signature style and with this trend you don't have to change your look to make it work.





HOODIE - NICCE* | TROUSERS - TOPSHOP | BOOTS - FOREVER 21



I need to be honest though and tell you one of the main reasons I wanted to give this look a go, and it's not because I knew it would be the comfiest thing I have ever worn... Honestly, it's because I saw a photoset of Alexa Chung where she was wearing a PVC trench coat and a zip-up hoodie underneath. It was a serious look that I needed to re-create somehow. Instead of quite literally copying every aspect of it, I ditched the PVC coat (because my Black Friday purchase hasn't been delivered yet) and wore a pair of shiny trousers instead. Without blowing my own trumpet, it's an outfit I'm very much into, it holds an effortlessly cool vibe and all jokes a side, the comfort level is quite high.

All in all I'm now fully converted and will be purchasing sweatshirts from here on out. I believe this 'trend' will be around for the long run, it's a model off duty vibe and will definitely be seen on the next run of Fashion Week, you heard it here first!


NICCE has a wide variety of contemporary streetwear including some really chic pastel sweatshirts and unisex hoodies, so you could buy your other half one for Christmas and then wear it yourself (you're welcome). Not only have they smashed the outwear, but they've got some very cool underwear sets and basics that are just dying to be Instagrammed! Visit the official website here!


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