Sporty Runway Trends from Spring 2014

If Balenciaga’s tailored dolphin shorts didn’t clue you in, a very old-school sport motif is trending this spring. From Nike slip-ons at Ashley Williams to rugger socks at Prada, spring is all about showing your sporty side and looking cool all the while. When fashion trends toward sporty themes, it typically signals an active forecast and a future around comfortable clothing – not painful or unpractical fashion. Here are ways to bring the sporty runway trends from the spring runways into your everyday spring style.

Sneakers

From Kenzo to Lacoste, Marc Jacobs to Tommy Hilfiger, it looks like a cool sneaker is the way to go. Whether chunky or trim, wedged or flat, this spring’s sneakers have one thing in common – they’re clean and cool. If you’re unsure about metallic or printed sneakers, stick to tried and true classics like an Adidas Stan Smith or Converse Jack Purcell. The chunky wedge sneaker that Isabel Marant made famous last Spring is now a little more streamlined as seen at Hogan or Tommy Hilfiger. Pair them with shorts or with a knee-length skirt.

Sporty Runway Trends from Spring 2014

Visors

As far as accessories go, a visor was the go-to item for spring’s runways. With sunglasses at Marni or at DKNY without, a visor keeps the sun off your face while limiting your hat hair mishaps. Perfect for the golf greens, the first spring picnic or for the farmer’s market, a fashionable visor is the must-have accessory of the season.

Sporty Runway Trends from Spring 2014

Bomber Jacket

A cool, light bomber jacket in silk or nylon was seen at Marc Jacobs, Emilio Pucci, Jonathan Saunders and Stella McCartney. To rock this look, get one in fun textures and bright colors or prints to keep things fresh. Rock them with sneakers for a casual day time look or pair it with a pencil skirt and heels for a laid-back evening outfit.

Sporty Runway Trends from Spring 2014

Bright colors and youthful fabrics bring a freshness to this spring’s runway looks that will inspire you to get outside, stay active and start getting ready for summer.

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