The 2012 London Summer Olympics, where the world’s best athletes gather are an ideal time to dress like an athlete. Designers gave a collective thumbs up on Olympic style dressing with the sports-inspired looks shown during the spring/summer collections when a profusion of parkas, track pants and rugby style sweaters held sway.
One needs to look no further for the perfect items to sport during the Olympics than the fashion runways. Designers such as Kenzo, Tommy Hilfiger, Ruffian, Daks and Isabelle Marant and others turned out great sport style attire. Whether it’s a great anorak, a fencing style jacket or a midriff and track pant, sport style is in the fashion vernacular for summer. Look for looks inspired by swimming, fencing, racing and track in bright colorations that do double duty for day and evening as well as functional tech and sport fibers, like nylon in black, white or color for casual dressing.
Brightly colored sandals or sport style track shoes, aviator sunglasses, sleek slicked back hair and brightly colored or sterling silver jewelry – pendants, collars, bangles, small stud like earrings or hoops provide the requisite winning edge.
So whether you travel to London and sit among the royals, with Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, or channel your inner spectator sport self stateside, Olympic style dressing is a winner. Let the games begin!