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Elevate your athleisure with chic ‘Sport Mode’ outfits

Sporty styles had a moment on the FW22 runway, and Gucci’s huge collaboration with Adidas proved that athleisure is here to stay. But as we enter a new athleisure era, brands are taking a more fashion forward approach to this “sportswear” trend. Now it’s time to go beyond the biker shorts and crop top ensemble and activate that perfect sophisticated yet athletic look with some chic sportswear pieces. Below are six outfits that can help you achieve this in many different ways.

Unexpected twist

shirt by Christopher Esber, $640, saksfifthavenue.com; Khaite bra, $480, modaoperandi.com; Adidas shorts, $22, adidas.com; The M Jewelers Necklace, $150, themjewelersny.com; necklace by Jacquie Aiche, $4,500, modaoperandi.com; Gianvito Rossi sandals, $695, fwrd.com

Balance a pair of training shorts with feminine pieces for an unexpected twist. A romantic blouse and chic sandals upgrade the sporty shorts, the sexy bra and cool accessories round off the look and take it to the next level.

OUTSIDE OF

Prada swimsuit top, $695, shorts, $1,120, jacket, $2,600, prada.com; Adidas sneakers, $100, adidas. com; By Far Bag, $373, farfetch.com; Poppy Lissiman sunglasses, $95, us.poppylissiman.com

Prada’s SS22 Linea Rossa collection is perfect for a chic off-duty moment. Inspired by the minimalist lines of 90’s fashion, Linea Rossa is where high fashion meets sport.

IT GIRL

Balenciaga skirt, $695, socks, $125, sneakers, $1,150, bag, $2,500, sunglasses, $630, balenciaga.com; Top by Dion Lee, $225, farfetch.com

You can’t talk about “sport mode” without mentioning one of the driving forces, Balenciaga. Dive headfirst into the trend with some of this season’s hottest items, including a pair of Balenciaga sunglasses and a Le Cagole bag.

all the hype

Adidas x Gucci cardigan, $2,700, skirt, $2,600, socks, $235, sneakers, $850, headband, $490, gucci.com

Gucci’s capsule collection with Adidas is currently on everyone’s lips. The collaboration fuses the house’s emblems and heritage with those of the legendary sportswear brand, creating the perfect high-fashion-meets-streetwear collection.

TENNIS CLUB

Casablanca shirt, $971, skirt, $1,062, hat, $195, luisaviaroma.com; socks, socks, $35, fwrd. com; Reebok sneakers, $85, reebok.com; Chanel bag, $5,800, chanel.com

This Casablanca tennis outfit could make me want to play a tennis match (and I hate sports), so that’s saying something. Athletics can be fun… when it comes to the right outfit.

HANG TEN

Louisa Ballou Rash Guard & Briefs, $365, matchfashion.com; Dannijo Anklet, $95, dannijo.com; Birkenstock sandals, $200, fwrd.com; Moncler x Gentle Monster sunglasses, $455, gentlemonster.com; Raf Simons bag, $465, fwrd.com; Stussy Sport Beach Towel, $50, stussy.com

Louisa Ballou’s ‘Surfer’s Paradise’ aura print rashguard and brief set speaks for itself, the bold tropical print is perfect for any fashionable surfer girl. Complete the set with funky accessories like this bright yellow Stussy towel and neon anklet.

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