DETAILS DETAILS: Fancy Footwork
Fashion heavyweights like Gucci, Balenciaga, and Marni might have re-established the sports luxe trend as a force to be reckoned with in 2014, sending models down the runway in everything from sequined bomber jackets and silk track pants to mesh racerback bras and jersey-inspired tees, but Karl Lagerfeld knocked the trend out of the park by tackling the most important element of sportswear: the shoes. Who said comfort and couture can’t collide?
To get the sports luxe look of 2014, invest in a high-fashion-inspired sneak that’s still street-wear chic. A retro-runner with a metallic makeover in shades of purple, green, and dark gray might have the air of a vintage jogging shoe but the stand-out texture and high-shine make it undeniably futuristic. When paired with cropped black pleather leggings that show off a lot of ankle. For added edge, opt for a pair of high street meets haute couture lace-up low-tops. The metallic textured upper and padded collar of the kicks look sports luxe at its most glam when juxtaposed with sophisticated slim trousers and a football jersey-inspired crop top. Did someone say hot mesh?