Don your sportswear to the office, because having a 9 to 5 doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your style. After all, we don’t need to wear a female version of man’s suit to be taken seriously anymore.
News flash: unapologetic athletic wear is now very chic, and totally appropriate for any non-gym based occasion which includes the office. I mean, what fun are sweatpants, bright sweater, mesh tops, and letterman jackets if they’re simply sitting in your closet? Just like our working habits, what we wear for work and on our days off has streamlined and we’ve come a long way from the rigid dress code of pencil skirts and a tailored white buttoned up shirt that the nine to five once dictated. On the catwalks, power houses like Gucci, Céline, Chanel and Louis Vuitton has embraced functional and definitively fit design as part of a modern look with chunky elastic trims, polo collars, cropped bomber jackets and athletic stripes; there is no reason why we can’t be fearless and embrace the concept of taking sportswear brings off court and into the boardroom.
Although the sportswear trend may be fantastic in theory, don’t over fantasize the theory and come in with your Ivy Park leggings and neon muscle tees just as is, because that certainly is not work appropriate. Here, we have compiled inspirations that will assist you to turn those sportswear details into high fashion ensembles, welcoming a laid-back edge to your work wardrobe.