Is your sporty sense tingling? It must be all the athletic-inspired looks on the spring runways.
A better way to incorporate the trend into your workaday wardrobe is an updated take on the varsity jacket, a fresh outerwear alternative to the standard trenches and raincoats.
Athletic jackets usually hit just above the hip but this newer take on the silhouette is longer and shapelier with a nipped-in waist.
Tricky textures like the encrusted finish on Marni’s haute version are awe-inspiring and special-occasion-ready. For everyday wear, a melton-wool jacket with with contrasting sleeves in leather or vinyl is a classic.
If your outerwear is casual and athletic, dress up your clothing and accessories with a structured handbag and polished slacks.
Rachel Rachel Roy coat, $219 at Hudson’s Bay (www.thebay.com). Pink Tartan trousers, $295
through www.pinktartan.com. earrings, $750 at Holt (www.holtrenfrew.com). Bag, $275 at Banana
Republic (www.bananarepublic.gapcanada.ca). Salvatore
shoes, $450 at Davids
Styling by Odessa Paloma Parker. Hair and makeup by Cody Alain for TRESemmé Hair Care/ M.A.C Cosmetics/P1M.ca. Photographed on location at Bensimon Byrne (www.bensimonbyrne.com).
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