How To Pull Off The ‘Sports Luxe’ Trend!

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Life Style Sports have just launched the new adidas Originals range and I am in love!! This exciting range of varsity inspired street style apparel, footwear and accessories is available for both men and women, just in time for Summer ’14!

The new collection from adidas Originals features bright colours and bold prints mixed up with some fresh monochrome pieces and is all about looking good, whatever you’re up to!

This year, it’s all about Varsity, with the laid-back ‘Athletic chic’ or as we know it  – ‘the SPORTS LUXE trend look’ is taking centre stage this season. Lettered T-shirts and tanks with over sized numbers, typical of the Varsity ‘Sports Luxe’ look, can be teamed with adidas Originals leggings or shorts to create a clean, relaxed sports style look. Or, for a more street style look, these tops can be paired with a pair of skinny jeans and some ultra-cool and comfortable adidas Originals hi-tops in this season’s must have colour pops and prints.

In the new adidas Originals Summer ’14 collection, the Varsity trend meets monochrome allowing Life Style Sports fans to look brilliant and bold in black and white to create an effortlessly cool yet chic sports style look. The adidas Originals LA Trainer sweater (€50) is a great, versatile piece that can be worn with the adidas Originals Torsion Leggings (€30) and adidas Originals women’s Honey trainers (€65) for the head-to-toe Varsity Monochrome look, or it can be used for the layered look over jeans, shorts or even a summer skater skirt to give it a feminine edge.

Key pieces from the new range include the women’s adidas Originals LA Trainer tank (€28) which is bang on trend featuring the Americana style number print. With its lightweight material and longer length, it’s the perfect layering piece. For men, the monochrome adidas Originals Tongue Lab Fade tee (€26) paired with the retro running style of the adidas Originals ZX100 trainers (€70) are the must-have wardrobe update this season.


Footwear is foremost in this new collection with a huge selection of on trend hi-tops and trainers for both men and women from the new adidas Originals range. Known for their cool colour sways, the SS14 adidas Originals footwear collection will not disappoint. Choose from hi-tops in a plethora of different colours from vibrant red to the muted monochrome tones and look out for the famous ‘3 stripe’ trainers in hot color combinations of sky blue and sunshine yellow or go for the Americana effect with the red, white and blue colour match!

Many international stars are already setting the sports style tone and top names such as Rita Ora, David Beckham and Rihanna are all big fans of the adidas Originals street style range. With the large selection of adidas Originals footwear and apparel available in Life Style Sports throughout the country and online, staying ahead of the fashion pack and looking great couldn’t be easier!

I headed along to the Lifestyle Sports HQ to check out the new collection and I ended up styling my favourite guy’s and girl’s looks from the range. Mixing monochrome with sports luxe and hi- tops with retro prints, I hope I  created some fantastic sports style looks, perfect for your Summer wardrobe update. 

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While I was in to style up some cool Adidas look, I got chatting to Lifestyle Sports  about my favourite current trends and Summer essentials. Check out the full Q&A below

1.  What would say are the key trends for the Summer 14?

Super bright colour blocking, classic monochrome and of course, sports luxe. These are all really versatile wearable trends for this season.

2.  Tell us your three Summer style essentials?

I’d say a cool pair of wedged high tops for looking glam while running about! An oversized bag – perfect for the beach and teamed with a boho styled outfit. And last but not least, a pair of Levi’s cut off denim shorts.

3.  What are your favourite pieces from the new adidas Originals Summer 14 collection?

So easy to answer! The black and white ‘Torsion’ print leggings, the white varsity print over- sized Tee and the colourful snap backs, which make a funky alternative to wearing say, a trilby hat by the pool.

4.  How would incorporate pieces from the adidas Originals Summer 14 collection into your existing wardrobe? 

By embracing the sports luxe trend, so teaming the over- sized adidas tee with my levi cut offs, white wedge high tops and a snap back!

5.  Life Style Sports stocks a huge range of sports style apparel and footwear in store and online. Would you consider Life Style Sports to be a key go-to high street store to achieve the ‘sports luxe’ look and if so, what key wardrobe staple pieces do you recommend people should look out for in Life Style Sports stores to achieve a relaxed ‘athletic chic’ look all year round? 

Absolutely!!! I am loving Life Style Sports lately for helping me create that effortless sports luxe trend! If you wanted to snap up some key pieces for that athletic chic look I’d go for some brightly coloured snap backs, a pair of high top trainers which can be dressed up or down and one of cross body bags which’ll store all your Summer essentials easily.

Life Style Sports carries the full adidas Originals range across 63 stores nationwide, with apparel available in 30 stores.



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