The secret to making CP Company sportswear look stylish
Sportswear’s popularity on the street and throughout fashion designer ranges, such as the CP Company range, continues to rise. Transitioning from the leisure scene and gym, sportswear has evolved to become stylish streetwear; however, there are plenty of rules to follow to ensure you pull this look off properly. As designs become crisper, cleaner and sharper with the use of more technical materials, we look at the secrets to making sportswear look stylish.
There are guaranteed to be jackets at the back of our wardrobes that we consider only suitable for skiing or sweatshirts that are perfect for lounging at home; however, it is time to change our perspective and view these items as the perfect candidates for a stylish and casual sportswear look.
Any garment you have that is ‘technical’ can join the regular rotation of your wardrobe. Also consider adding a bomber jacket in a luxe material or unexpected colour with features such as decorative stitching, sporty ribbing or extra zippers to your wardrobe as an athletic jacket.
Brands such as CP Company are producing upscale men’s sweatshirts, which means you can easily add them to your closet to create smart-casual sportswear ensembles. Choose one with a hood, or not, and pick fitted cuts to avoid a slouchy and unkempt look. Block colours create a clean, minimal, cool look for sportswear.
For T-shirts, choose a fitted and flattering silhouette in monochrome, bold colours, or even patterned colours and graphic prints. If your sportswear styling goal is to look effortless, you can never go wrong with a simple, well-fitting tee.
Sports shorts and trousers
For the lower half of your outfit, your main two choices are trousers or shorts, with the possibility of wearing comfortable items such as sweats becoming a reality. In contrast, if you feel adventurous, you could go beyond the sporty fabrics and cuts and blend more tailored trousers or shorts with a sweatshirt or sporty tee.
Your old sweatpants for relaxing indoors simply are not going to be good enough for your new sportswear look; instead, choose a pair of sweats that are soft and slim-legged with elasticated cuffs, where clean cuts, minimal detail and basic colours work best. To complete this look, choose a coloured T-shirt or sweatshirt. For the more daring, sportswear with tailored trousers and leather has been seen on menswear catwalks across the world.
For shorts, choose a similar cut to sweatpants for a relaxed, comfortable and cool look.
Carefully choose shoes that will elevate your outfit rather than simply being an afterthought to the ensemble.
Trainers are essential and the right pair will combine cool, functionality and comfort. You have free reign here to choose whichever style catches your eye – whether high tops or simple low tops – as long as they are clean. You can even experiment with unusual lush materials or leather.
Browse the designer wear CP Company range for the perfect sportswear garments to complete your athletic wear wardrobe, whether you are searching for cool, unique clothing or comfortable items to truly feel your best.