Race to a fabulous fashion finale with this summer’s luxe sports trend

Stella McCartney Spring 2012

Race to a fabulous fashion finale with this summer’s luxe sports trend.

With the Olympics in full swing, what better way to show your support for your team than with the casual-cool athletic trend that has been dominating the catwalks?

While fashion has been engulfed in a fitness craze for some time, this season’s updated take on sporty chic will certainly win you a place on the style podium.

Work your outfit to the max in traditional fitness fabrics like mesh, as seen on Stella McCartney’s Spring/Summer 12 figure-hugging swirl print dresses.

Tracksuit cuts have been given a luxury makeover in silk by the likes of Lanvin and Antonio Berardi, while wedged sneakers by Isabel Marant and Chloé are flying off shelves worldwide.

“It’s a lot more tailored and slightly more refined with woven fabric, metallics and silks,” Moriamo Oshodi, womenswear head of buying at ASOS said of the luxe sports trend. “There will be a lot of details like aertex, zip fronts and bonded fabrics being interpreted in all ways.”

For an elegant daytime look stick to a neutral color palette in tennis whites and ballet pink teamed with clean lines and quality fabrics.

For a standout evening look, give a nod to the Olympic athletes with metallic pieces in gold, silver and bronze.

Neon-colored sporty brights, racer vests and cycling shorts make for perfect vacation partners, while a trendy visor will add a playful edge to a sundress.

If you prefer to add a few subtle touches of sports chic to your look, why not try a bold and colorful watch like the Casio Baby G in shock pink?

Or fling your essentials in a modern duffel bag, like the metallic or pastel colored American Apparel styles.