5 Ways To Nail This On-Point Trend
With gym-joining pleas and fitness guru propaganda at its most prolific, January survival reads like the 5 Ds of Dodge Ball. Worse still, with the health-kick-hounding comes the call for new workout gear. Don’t listen when they say you need to change, navigate the treacherous tracks of expectation with the most sass, and get into sportswear on your OWN terms. Hold the thanks 'til later, keep that heart rate steady, and build wardrobe stamina for the season ahead, with our five-step initiation to the monochrome sportswear championships.
The Mono Sports repertoire comprises many a must-have for the season ahead, meaning you can treat this trend as a toe-dip in the proverbial style pool you’ll be diving into for SS17. Ready to smash that style game? We thought so...
1. Get in the monochrome zone.
The first rule – keep it simple; we’re talking black and white. Not only does this make laundry day a piece of cake, it’ll keep your look streamlined and graphic. If that doesn’t scream sports star, we’ll hang our boots for good!
Backpack €5 / $6
Holdall €5 / $6, sliders €4 / $4.50
2. Bag it up.
The backpack never strays far from the fashion field, and this season it's anywhere but off-side. The classic back-to-school sling-on is flaunting its thang all over the Mono Sports trend, coming through in striped, solid black, and colour-flash variations. Looking for a new love? A monochrome holdall will make a medal-worthy substitute, ensuring you continue to score high in the style stakes.
3. Let it slide.
Pool sliders are still making waves in SS17. This time, think less embellishment, more monochrome, and a much sleeker appeal. Smooth-movers will know, these easy slip-ons are the perfect summer go-to; lending an instant athleisure twist. And those who question the pool slider's sportswear integrity should know: these babies have activewear ancestors - the locker room's humble shower shoe.
Shorts €3 / $3.50
Backpack €10 / $12, sweatshirt €8 / $9
4. Bottoms up.
When it comes to the Mono Sports apparel league, casual separates are on the winning team (ever worked out or played sports in a dress? Not a good idea). We adore the high-leg running short for warmer days, but until we get there, tracksuit bottoms are taking the trophy for wearability. As for tops, we’re backing everything from raglan sleeves, to sweatshirts, oversized hoodies, and crop tops. Vital stats on this one? Make sure it's all monochrome, duh!
5. Top it off.
Baseball caps are the clear-cut champions when it comes to headwear for this trend. The classic cap looks cool and put-together, simultaneously, while offering slight anonymity. Not a fan? Beanies make a great runner up, with slogan embroidery taking home the gold for statement-making style.