Fashion Goes Sporty

I don’t know about you but with the hype around the Olympics, I feel this competitiveness coming out of me and yearn to challenge my husband to a game of tennis, basketball or even just a race to the end of the street. I love the Olympics and the positive energy it creates in those who participate and spectate from all corners of the globe.  I actually found myself tearing up during the opening ceremony. It warms me to see how this 2 week sporting spectacle brings the world together.  It transcends religion, race and cultural boundaries and simplifies the celebration of hard work, discipline and fair competition.

Fashion has certainly taken on the Olympic fever. In fact sport inspired looks were one of the strongest themes to walk down the runway during New York Spring 2012 Fashion Week.  Tailored track pants, parachute dresses, mesh details and loose silhouettes have been explored with a street style edge.  Alexander Wang, Stella McCartney, Altuzarra and Rag & Bone were some designers who presented this trend.

I had a bit of fun styling my sporty look below. I just bought this mesh bomber jacket and thought it could work beautifully over a short flouncy skirt to help create a clash between sporty and feminine. I did go a bit sporty mad and added my New York Yankee cap. You all know by now that I like to push a theme to its absolute limit.  I have styled some sporty inspired looks for you below.
For those of you who have followed Dusty Petals from the very beginning you will remember my post ‘Sporty Chic’ which shared my inner ‘Tomboy’ through fashion. Click here to check it out.

I had to share these incredible trainers.
Images courtesy of
From left to rightAkirs, Isabel Marant, Y-3  & Alexander Wang

Have a great week!