5 Ways To Nail This On-Point Trend
With gym-joining ads and fitness-guru propaganda gone wild, January survival reads like the 5 D's of Dodgeball. Even worse: with the health-kick-hounding comes the call for new workout gear. Ignore 'em when they say you need to change, navigate the nasty rocks 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 black-and-white sportswear championships.
The Black-and-White Sports Collection gives you tons of a must-haves for the season ahead – meaning you can dip your toes into the style pool for SS17. Ready to smash that style game? We thought so...
1. Get In The Black-and-White Zone.
The first rule – keep it simple: this is straight up black and white we're talking about here. 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 start", we’ll hang up our sneakers for good!
Gym bag $6, slides $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 is flaunting its thang all over the Black-and-White Sports trend, in stripes, solid black and color-pop styles. Looking for a new love? A B&W gym bag is a medal-worthy sub, making sure you keep scoring high in the style stakes.
3. Let it slide.
Pool slides are still making waves in SS17. This time, think less embellishment, more B&W, and a much sleeker look. Laid-back girls know it: these easy slip-ons are the perfect summer go-to for an instant athleisure vibe. Wondering if slides have sportswear cred? These babies have activewear ancestors: the locker room's humble shower shoe.
Backpack $12, sweatshirt $9
4. Bottoms up!
In the Black-and-White Sports Gear League, casual separates are winning it (ever worked out or played sports in a dress? Not a good idea). We love the high-leg running short for warm 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 black-and-white – duh!
5. Top it off.
Baseball caps are this trend's clear headwear champs. The classic cap looks cool and put-together at the same time – while offering slight anonymity. Not a fan? Beanies are a great first runner up, with slogan embroidery grabbing the gold for statement-making style.