How to Do Sports-Luxe According to Alexander Wang

A Wang. Who doesn’t love his creations? The Taiwanese-born-American wunderkind has wowed again and again with the designs he pushed out onto the runways. Known for their minimalist wearability and underlying grunge elements, Wang’s creations are a 21st century nod to the 90s.

It is therefore no surprise that Wang would get on the sports-luxe bandwagon too. In fact, one might even say that he’s one of the main designers driving that trend forward, with his ingenious designs that can be worn for pretty much any occasion.

Here’s how to wear sports-luxe the A Wang way:

1. First, a bold colour palette

Who said neon are better left behind in the eighties? They work just as good now, on stretchy materials like rayon and Lycra. With bold black streaks against a stark orange background, this statement mini dress from A Wang makes sure nobody puts you in a corner. Get going in a pair of sneakers and go minimal on the accessories. Think low-maintenance but statement-making.

2. Then go girly

Knitwear with a bit of structure and a graphic print is given an instantaneous update. A flirty tulle skirt is perfect for a dinner date when paired with strappy stilettos and a swipe of red lippie. For day, slip into comfy kicks and go.

3. Go edgy with leather

Sports-luxe doesn’t mean you can only wear rayon or dri-fit materials. Even in a decidedly non-sporty fabric like leather, you can still get in on the trend. Just stick to sport silhouettes and pay attention to details like mesh panelling that give a subtle nod to sports-luxe.

4. Give it a preppy twist

You can’t go wrong with an old-school tennis skirt and polo shirt combo. With cutouts that double as polka dots, Wang’s design is equal parts whimsical and girly as well as sporty and functional. Go for crisp colours like white for a spring/summer-ready take, or navy-blue or grey for fall/winter.

5. Or play up the femininity

Sporty doesn’t equate to unglamorous, because here’s where the luxe from the sports-luxe comes in. Channel your feminine side in a sports luxe-inspired outfit, with a crop top and tailored pants paired with strappy heels. The cutouts and graphic print of the top is all grown up and sexy without being too in-your-face. Finish with sleek hair for a fuss-free minimalist look the A Wang way.

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