Casual-cool ensembles of track pants, runners, and hoodies have been appearing on trendsetters around the world, and with all of the focus on sports at the moment there’s no better time to strengthen your athleisure game.
Ath.lei.sure noun \ath-le-zher\ : casual clothing designed to be worn both for exercising and for general use.
The summer’s most widely-watched athletic event — some might even call it the leading international sporting competition in the world — has attracted an increasing number of top designers to dress its athletes, creating a phenomenal intersection of athleticism and fashion. This year was no exception, with famed fashion houses adorning athletes in clever designs that spoke to the varying eclectic backgrounds of each competing country.
Here are our top 5 looks from this year’s opening ceremony:
Canada looked totally cool in mid-length, streetwear-inspired windbreakers; cropped black pants; and red and white runners. The sleek, sporty eyeglasses below fit perfectly with that clean and cool aesthetic, thanks to a transparent acetate frame and silver detailing that pair well with any sporty ensemble.
Sweden lit up the stadium in bright yellow jackets and satin dresses. We couldn’t help but be inspired to reach for this vibrant pair, with an angular brow line and a bright hue that lends a burst of energy to basic athletic attire.
France was straighforward in white cropped trousers, mid-length navy coats, and polo shirts accented with the nation’s colours. Pull inspiration from France’s classic style in a pair of versatile yet sophisticated frames, complete with subtle gold detailing and a gleaming finish.
Great Britain was laid-back and refined in military-inspired jackets, navy dresses, and white shorts. Try this polished frame in a rich blue shade for a look that’s casual with an intellectual touch.
USA was perfectly preppy in white denim jeans, comfy-cool boat shoes, and colour-blocked sweaters of red, white, and blue. Add some flair to laid-back athletic attire with a vintage-inspired pair that’s not only comfortable, but completely unique.
Ready to sport your style?