Ever thought of rocking those bomb heels/ankle boots with a tracksuit? Um, probably not, but it’s a 2016 and oh what a time to be alive. The rise of the ‘athleisure’ aesthetic makes it totally acceptable AND très chic to wear your sportswear with formal wear. In this post I’ve recreated a look from one of my favourite designers Vetements by sporting a two piece tracksuit with boots and a trench coat. You can also switch up the look by just wearing the track pants or top separately, whatever you’re comfy with. To top it all off you can dress it down just as effortlessly by putting on a pair of trendy sneakers.
As aforementioned, this look is inspired by the ‘athleisure’ trend and my new favourite designer, Vetements (@vetements_official). For us non-Frenchies it would be good to know that it’s a Parisian brand pronounced ‘vet-mahn’ and that simply translates to ‘clothes.’ I’m absolutely obsessed with the style aesthetic of Vetements as it is honestly the first fashion brand that I can relate to and that sparks my creativity in my journey of discovering and enhancing my personal style.
Vetements in my opinion epitomises street fashion yet goes against the convention of street fashion trends. My stand out Vetements aesthetic has to be the oversized outerwear with exaggerated extra length sleeves and the unconventional silhouettes. The brand also incorporates androgynous styling and this is highly appropriate in an era where gender fluidity is the ‘in’ thing.
Local (South African) designer Rich Mnisi (@rich_mnisi) has also caught my eye as his designs are reminiscent of Vetements with his contemporary designs but boasts his own aesthetic rooted in pop culture and the use of print and varying textures.
In my not so expert opinion lol, these designers are a true reflection of the phrase, “great things never come from comfort zones.”
Tracksuit- JeanM Boutique // Trench coat- Burberry // Boots- Foshini // Bag- Zara
Photos by: Lebogang Maroleng (@l_maroleng)