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How to Incorporate Sports Inspired Fashion The Right Way

sports inspired outfits How to Incorporate Sports Inspired Fashion The Right Way

Okay, so when you think of sports, you might be thinking more along the lines of sweat, blood, and multi-million dollar contracts than a fashion framework for your latest ensemble.

However, sports attire has long been incorporated into fashionable outfits far from the pitch, field, fairway, or court.

Baseball

Often called ‘America’s favorite pastime’, baseball has inspired fashion outfits since its inception in 1846. From zip-up throwback baseball jackets, button up jerseys, logo potent hoodies, punk-esque 3/4 sleeve T’s and your ubiquitous baseball cap, it’s safe to say the sport has knocked out more than its fair share of fashion homers.

For an injection of everyday baseball style, a quality fitted wool cap from a company like New-Era (they make the one’s worn by the MLB) sporting your favorite team is a pretty safe bet.

Don’t have a favorite team? Minimalist logos and classic colorways like those of the New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, and San Diego Padres are sure to please anyone regardless of geographic location.

For an injection of everyday baseball style, a quality fitted wool cap from a company like New-Era sporting your favorite team is a pretty safe bet.

Basketball

Remember those Spike Lee basketball commercials? Well, Spike was right, “it’s got to be the shoes!” Never more in history has the world seen such a perverted sneaker fetish then today, and all are available in low-cut, high-cut, ultra high-cut, contemporary, and retro.

In terms of introducing a basketball shoe into your wardrobe, you’re going to want to steer clear of the bright colorways of the court and opt for more muted tones and contemporary materials.

Companies like Nike, Adidas, and Reebok all make leather and suede shoes with basketball silhouettes. Pair them with jeans, a white T, and a blazer and you’re set.

In terms of introducing a basketball shoe into your wardrobe, you’re going to want to steer clear of the bright colorways of the court and opt for more muted tones and contemporary materials.

Tennis

Long time sport of debutants and other blue-bloods, Tennis is a sporting realm for the fashion elite, and it shows. Whether it’s their shoes, shirts, or shorts, tennis has taken to appropriating and producing its fair share of classic clothes.

Want to bring some court style to your everyday look?

Without a doubt, you’re going to want to reach for a collared tennis shirt, specifically, one by iconic outfitter Lacoste.

Rene Lacoste was himself a tennis player, and the high-quality, high-fashion shirts that bear his name and classic alligator logo spell game, set, match.

Rene Lacoste was himself a tennis player, and the high-quality, high-fashion shirts that bear his name and classic alligator logo spell game, set, match.

Skateboarding

Long the realm of the troublesome teenager, skateboarding has still managed to inspire fashion from the streets on up to the runways of the worlds top fashion cities.

Whether it’s the long hair, ripped jeans, baggy T’s, or chunky skate shoes, you’d be hard pressed to miss some of this cultures influences.

You don’t have to grow your hair out and worry about having to outrun local police and security guards to get skater style.

For starters, just look to contemporary skate brands like Vans, Nixon, and Converse for classic items like shoes and shirts.

The key here is matching the items to your ensemble, since skate wear is often casual.

If you really want to mix things up, pair a suit with some classic black Vans for a look straight from the pages of your favorite fashion mag.

The key here is matching the items to your ensemble, since skate wear is often casual.

Summary

The key to incorporating sports fashion into your look is to take small amounts of inspiration and weave them into your daily ensembles.

  • Baseball: It’s got to be the cap! Whether you have a team or not, a classic wool fitted baseball cap is as timeless as, well, baseball itself.
  • Basketball: Go for some shoes that maintain basketball silhouettes, but with contemporary materials and muted colorways.
  • Tennis: The sport of the higher classes, it has fashion to match. Try out a Lacoste polo and you’ll look like you just came from the local country club.
  • Skateboarding: Think casual and comfortable. A pair of shoes from a classic purveyor like Vans or Converse can be paired with almost any outfit, depending on how daring you want to get.

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Sepher Cadiz
Sepher Cadiz, a creative writer with a BA in Communications, likes to think of himself as an iconoclast. He also likes to use the word, 'iconoclast' as much as possible. Sepher the iconoclast currently resides in Toronto, ON, and beyond writing here, is in search for other 'Iconoclasts' who have similar dreams of using the term extensively, and often inappropriately.
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