I am going to use the words ‘spring’ and ‘springtime’ loosely here because, despite being mere days away from March, it still feels approximately -50 outside and I’m fairly certain that London has been given a weather warning for snow this week. Snow, in March. What fresh hell?!
I wanted to begin an entire series around styling the sports luxe/athleisure trend for spring – this trend is huge right now and long time readers of my blog will know that it’s been my ‘style’ for a good four years now. While to most of us, spring conjures images of blue skies, balmy temperatures, lambs frolicking in the fields and little bunnies everywhere and blossom on the trees, in reality this year it kinda feels a little like you’ve taken an impromptu trip to Antartica and you forgot to pack a jacket. Therefore, in the spirit of this unseasonably cold spring, I wanted to show you how I’d typically wear the sports luxe trend when layers and jackets are still necessary for venturing outside with a helping hand from the generous folk at Nicce and their beautiful range of women’s hoodies.
I’m an absolute sucker for a side stripe at the moment, whether that be on blazers, trousers, coats – hell if it has a stripe down it I’ll wear it, so when I received a parcel from Mum last week containing these Zara leggings I was over the moon. Earlier in the year I bought a similar pair with a red stripe down the side and I’ve worn them to death and recommended them to Mum not only for their comfort but also because they kinda suck everything in and push it around so it’s all in the right place and super flattering. She bought a pair with a green stripe down the side and ring pull detailing at the front, and when I saw them I about died so she decided to treat me and I’m still over the moon.
These are so perfect to embrace the athleisure trend mainly due to their comfort, plus the addition of the stripe brings in all the sporty vibes – I decided to team them with my Nicce hoodie for warmth but also because I absolutely adore to mix up super tight fitting items with other, oversized ones. I find that this can make what could be a fairly ordinary outfit particularly playful and far more interesting to look at. This hoodie is super comfortable as well and kept me so warm that I almost didn’t bother with my coat over the top. Almost, but not quite! I threw my Stradivarius puffer jacket over the top as I simply adore styling hoodies with a big jacket and thought this would add to the playful silhouette.
I finally finished the outfit off with my new platform trainers from Stradivarius – potentially the most comfortable shoes I have worn in the longest time and only gave me a tiny tiny blister on first wear which I’m sure you’ll all agree is a miracle. Accessorised with my Alexander McQueen sunglasses to bring in a hint of luxury and the outfit is complete.
What do you think to this outfit and how I styled it? Let me know in the comments below!
Jacket: Stradivarius | Hoodie: Nicce* | Leggings: Zara | Trainers: Stradivarius
This post is in collaboration with, and sponsored by Nicce, however all opinions are my own.