The feeling of nostalgia was strong on the spring/summer catwalks this year: the retro-sportswear trend is back. Embrace its practicality, bold colours and stripes – and functional details such as zips. Whether you wear this for work or for play, make sure to stick to tailored shapes and clean lines to avoid looking scruffy.
#1. The Sweater
An easy introduction is mixing a sporty sweater with a smart skirt or tailored trousers. It’s a great way to have fun, whether you favour luxurious cashmere, a retro stripe or something branded.
Clockwise from left: cotton sweatshirt, £49 (approximately RM273.40) Adidas at Zalando; striped cotton sweatshirt, RM2842.40, Chloé at Net-A-Porter; cashmere hooded jumper, £525 (approximately RM2929.60) Bamford
#2. The Tracksuit
Choose a brightly coloured set, such as this one from Topshop. To avoid looking like you’re about to break into a jog, team it with heels and a pretty bag.
#3. Retro Style
If you want to try to the look head to toe, concentrate on tailored separates, like these trousers from Alexander McQueen, paired with bold, coloured stripes. Zip details add a retro feel; heels and statement sunglasses will complement the look.
From left: track top, RM4125, Hillier Bartley at Matchesfashion.com; cotton polo-shirt, £7.99 (approximately RM44.60), H&M or opt for a short turtleneck top, RM39.90, H&M Malaysia; silk-mix trousers, RM3927.90, Alexander McQueen at Net-A-Porter
#4. Bomber Jackets
Make a statement with an embroidered bomber jacket. Throw it over neutral separates for a stylish but simple way to wear this trend.