Bristol Fashion Week SS17 trend report: Athleisure

Bristol Fashion Week SS17 trend report: Athleisure

Athleisure is set to stay!

It's a trend that's been the focus of many fashion houses' collections for a couple of seasons now, and Athleisure - combining sporty fabrics and styling with wearable shapes -  shows no signs of fading away. Sports inspired styling details adorned the catwalks at Sportmax and Dior with technical fabrics and go-faster stripes leading the fashion pack. The high street has grabbed hold of Athleisure too, and we've picked out some of our favourite pieces from this easy to wear trend.

Earn your stripes

Trousers, £19.99, H&M

A side stripe trouser is your fashion go-to for spring. Lightweight and wearable, these are less PE kit, more fashion must have! Pair with a crisp white shirt and simple sneakers to elevate the look from sports field to office, or add a heel and a silk blouse for a sporty take on eveningwear.

Flare out

Sweatshirt, £34.99, H&M

A grey sweatshirt is a classic nod to sportswear, and H&M have updated this wardrobe staple with a fabulous flared sleeve. With all eyes on the arms this season, sleeves should be cut, slashed, ruffled, fluted or flared, so H&M ensures a double trend tick!

Stay grounded

Sneakers, £98, Jigsaw

Key to nailing the Athleisure look is a pair of trainers, of course! Whilst last season was all about bright and bold, technical looking styles, this time fashion has returned to a simpler, chicer style which are easier to pair with all your favourite looks. With flared sleeves and cropped trousers, a chic and elegant trainer creates the perfect base to build this look on. Steer clear of mud!

Keep it simple

Jumper, £130, Whistles

This trend relies on sporty details to give it fashion edge, and it's the subtle touches on a garment - a cuff, a drawstring, a stripe, that really up the style credentials. This jumper from Whistles incorporates a stripe detail down the arm, and despite the burgundy tone usually being more suitable for autumn, this trend works best in a retro sporty palette - think grey, navy, burgundy, red and white.

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