With close ties to hip-hop, skate culture and football, it’s little wonder street wear r is traditionally a bit of a boys’ club.
Still, “athleisure” has permeated women’s fashion for the past few seasons, bringing a sporty influence to everyday wear (bombers, fancy hoodies, leggings and ribbing as a trim on almost everything).
This autumn, the interpretation is more literal. Track pants are commonplace among designer collections, while hoodies, sweats and sneakers aren’t far behind.
Women who enjoy a casual approach to dressing can rejoice – and the rest of us can join them.
The trend has converged with the ongoing fascination for anything from the early 90s. Think bodysuits, stirrup pants, and athletic-looking, high-cut legs of Baywatch proportions on underwear and togs.
If you prefer to look more polished, some brands take the same influences, but dress them up a bit. Company y of Strangers’ woven pants, for example, shift the traditional nal racing stripe (one of the season’s most popular details) ) to front and centre.
Despite their track-worthy exteriors, the pieces pictured are mainly intended for the sport of relaxing, or getting stuff done. 1/ Bonds Originals racer crop top, $28 2/ Bonds Originals briefs, $18 3/ Kowtow building block tall T-shirt, $99 4/ Nom*D we make you sweatshirt, $425 5/ Sylvester trackies, $179 from Kate Sylvester 6/ Salasai ai body, $175 7/ Human Premium Lucky sneakers, $100 from Shoe Connection 8/ Lonely black cat T-shirt, $110 9/ Marle Bidois hood, $260 10/ Ingrid Starnes Vinko sweatshirt, $229 11/ Company of Strangers Tuxedo trackie, $370 12/ C&M blake stirrup pant, $204 13/ Marle james track, ck, $240 14/ Cotton On Classic Track Jogger, $35 15/ Adidas das Prophere 2, $200 from Loaded, Area 51 and adidas. co.nz nz