Jump Into Stylish Sportswear This Summer

30/08/2010 22:38 | Updated 22 May 2015

Whether you are a World Cup widow, or a Wimbledon enthusiast, there's no getting away from sport this summer. So if you are more than happy to embrace a sweatpant, or indulge in a nifty tennis dress you are in luck, as this is the season to do it, fashionably. The catwalks were teeming with sports luxe creations from the likes of Alexander Wang and Ralph Lauren at the summer shows so you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to your trend-led gym-style kit. Just remember, go retro or modern, but never chav...,feedConfig,localizationConfig,entry&id=912278&pid=912277&uts=1280236682

Jump into stylish sportswear this summer

The undisputed king of this season's sports luxe trend, Alexander Wang epitomises the look, from oversized sweat tops, to jogging pants and even the cute side plaits, everyone wanted some Wang in their wardrobe. We love this butter soft leather duffel bag which nods to the trend but is classic enough to take you through all seasons.

Mini duffle leather bag, £820, Alexander Wang at Harvey Nichols

Jump into stylish sportswear this summer

It is the jacket of summer 2010, the varsity baseball jacket is sporty but retro with oodles of kitsch appeal. Wear them cropped and cute like this suede fronted version from, or if you are feeling brave, go oversized, as though you have snaffled it from your jock boyfriend.

Baseball jacket, £50,

Jump into stylish sportswear this summer

Sweatpants are the surprising runaway trend of the season. Who would have thought that the humble jogging pant would be such a sartorial success? Best worn with heels, these cropped versions are great now summer has arrived. Team with simple tees to work the sporty look.

Luxe silk and terry cropped sweat pants, £100, Juicy Couture at

Jump into stylish sportswear this summer

No wardrobe is complete without some jaunty Breton stripes, and we love this classic striped dress by Lacoste. With cute tie waist and sailor-style sass, it's sporty with a vintage twist. Wear with Keds or Superga pumps to complete your Thirties-esque nautical look.

Striped dress, £160, Lacoste

Jump into stylish sportswear this summer

Cricket jumpers hardly scream glamour, but this sleeveless jumper dress with embellished trim by cult brand Fred Perry certainly does. We love its luxe sports appeal, which looks fresh, unique and stylish for summer.

Embellished jumper dress, £110, Fred Perry

Jump into stylish sportswear this summer

One of the newest designers to be tipped as 'the one to watch', Lisa Marie Fernandez's figure-hugging designs are made from wetsuit material; neoprene. Add to this the neon brights with sexy zips and you have yourself a very covetable collection indeed.

Neoprene zip-through dress, £180, Lisa Marie Fernandez at

Jump into stylish sportswear this summer

Wear this hooded top oversized with leggings or skinny jeans and spiky heels to capture the modern sportswear look, or forgo the layers and get your pins out with the micro mini shorts instead.

Hooded top, £14.99 and shorts, £12.99, Uniqlo

Jump into stylish sportswear this summer

Complete your sporty look with some sport-inspired wrist candy. We love the affordable rubber strap Storm collection, which is sporty but stylish, and perfectly complements your catwalk sports look.

White watch, £49.99, Storm

Jump into stylish sportswear this summer

Any other season and wedged trainers would have posed a real style question mark, but this summer you don't have to sacrifice height and comfort. You can have both, and with that all important sportswear twist.

Wedge heel trainers, £80, Killah

Jump into stylish sportswear this summer

Lightweight, sporty zip-through and in a subtle pastel shade, you can always rely on Stella's sportswear for adidas range to be totally on-trend. We love this biker-style tennis jacket, which will work with all of your newly acquired sporty pieces.

Mint zip-through jacket, £120, adidas by Stella McCartney

Jump into stylish sportswear this summer


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