From Chloé to Vetements, the SS16 catwalks were full of sports references; some wearable (Alexander Wang's chic black bomber) and others a little trickier (Paco Rabanne silver hoodie, we're looking at you). With a season full of 'marmite' trends like chokers, mules and the It colour, yellow, the comfy casual vibe is very welcome, but does that mean it's as easy to wear as its connotations might suggest?
Although it looks simple, such casual pieces require some careful planning to ensure they are sleek enough for work, and chic enough for play. Here is our extensive guide to tackling the sports trend, even if you're usually more of a Louboutin than loungewear girl.
If it's good enough for Victoria Beckham, it's good enough for us! Box-fresh white trainers have been hailed the perfect complement to tailored workwear, and are without doubt the easiest way to step into the trend. Already an avid wearer of the classic white trainer style? Invest in a bright spring-ready sneaker to add a fun focal point to your go-to t-shirt and trousers combo.
Last season it was the khaki MA-1 jacket that could be seen gracing the backs of many a street stylista and off-duty model, but for spring, the bomber has had a soft makeover. Its silky update makes it perfect for a night out and glams up a casual outfit a treat. A few we've spotted are reversible too so you get two looks for the price of one. Winning.
The side-stripe trouser
If your office requires you to wear smarter pieces, the sporty trouser is your answer - it has the same loose, tailored shape you're used to, but with a go-faster stripe down the side so will slip into your everyday wardrobe nicely. It's leg-lengthening stripes make it fine to wear with a flat shoe too - enter those box-fresh white pumps, as above.
If a stripe isn't your thing, Kit & Ace have a great selection of wide-leg and cuffed bottom trousers.
Thanks to Vetements, the humble hoodie, previously the uniform for lazy days or when you're feeling worse for wear, has been thrown into the spotlight. It's easy to veer on the too casual side when embracing the hoodie so stick to neutral colour ways - extra style points for a logo - and polished accessories, like fashion blogger, Pernille. If you're conscious of looking too pre-teen, try a sweatshirt instead.
It's unlikely your workwear requirements will extend this far but for lounging around on the weekends, why not go for all out comfort in a full tracksuit, à la Kendall Jenner? Although for the brave (and the wealthy - Kendall's Chloé tracksuit is an eye-watering £2000) the key to this is that you shouldn't look like you're on the way to a boxing class. Instead, follow the supermodels' lead and wear with clean, chic accessories if you happen to venture out of the house. Heels optional though.