Ok, if I look up “Sports Luxe” in a fashion dictionary, I would totally be told off because this outfit post does not really reflect the true sports luxe items i.e. shorts, expensive yet not practical sports shoes, visor etc.
So when I google “SPORTS LUXE” this is what I come up with…
However, this is MY version of sports luxe because of the key item in the outfit post which is the sweatshirt style top I borrowed from Reiss Fall/Winter 2015 collection. However the material is chiffon yet has a sporty graphic pattern with ribbed collar and cuffs. So there you go so there I am defiant and saying this is my homage to sports luxe yet still with my twist of being colourful and wearable.
This Reiss Top is the Key Item for My Version of Sports Luxe…
It really is not my style to go casual unless I go complete slob like (you really do not want to hang around my neighbourhood at those times and yes I have had those times when I have bumped into people I know wearing some horrendous tracksuit bottoms or awful T-shirt and skirt/shorts combo.) So sports luxe was always going to be a hard trend for me to completely pull off.
As you might have already guessed, I like mixing things up. I also like to try outfits which I think could work for a woman my age and also be appropriate as work wear. Reiss has always been a great brand to go to for modern professional work wear though I do think that the cutting can be a bit more slim fit than a brand such as Marks & Spencer. However, hey a label is a label so as long as it fits me and I love how it looks than a size label is just a number. It is hard and I still fall victim to it but seriously leave the size label issues aside if you can. If the clothing fits and makes you feel good then buy it, love it and wear it.
Turning Japanese…with a little bow…how nostalgic (oh and my shoes look so pretty…)
I usually HATE body con (usually because most come as a dress form and it makes me look like a hooker as my boobs spill out) but this skirt also from Reiss was different. It actually felt comfortable (a very important point for me) but also somehow flattered my lumps and bumps. I have always been self aware of my lower half (rather chunky unfortunately) but this skirt which is like a pencil skirt version of a tube skirt with the right supporting banding is actually really flattering. Also being a pencil skirt length makes it super appropriate for my age as well as being a possible item for any professional woman (was going to use working here but then thought people might get the wrong idea…working…geddit?) Yes, I realize my sense of humour really does suck.
The Body Con Pencil Skirt is surprisingly flattering…
See? Skirt makes me look relatively slim and I have to add a quirky touch with the hat!!!
So yes, the hat was a last minute pull and I think really added a quirky vintage touch to my outfit. It is actually also from Reiss.
I am totally in LOVE with this hat…
Make sure that your shoes are heels as to give you extra height and lengthen your legs. I loved these black suede shoes with the great wooden and gold metal heels. Not only are they practical but they look and feel a lot more expensive than they really are. (Remember Reiss in the UK is still “high street”.)
Heels are a Necessity…
So yes I love my accessories and this is what would theoretically make my outfit be able to transition from day to night. I was lucky enough to borrow the floral clutch from KOTUR and the super girliness of the bag is a nice contrast to the graphic lines and bold colour of the clothing. Also the cocktail style rings (which I have used in previous posts) are simple but special enough to be day and night appropriate. Well in my world they do. I think keeping the stones both white and gold metalwork keeps it not so messy looking.
Yes I am holding a FLORAL clutch…super GIRLY!
I LOVE my ACCESSORIES…(KOTUR clutch, Niin Rings, Vintage Masai Mixed Metal Bracelets & Fairley Zodiac Bangle from the9thMusehk)
Accessories CLOSE UP…
Loving how versatile my short hair is…
Hair and make up still very simple. Hair tied back with a piece at the front to face frame and also simple black liner and a pop of colour on the lips.
So there you go… can I get away with calling it sports luxe? :P
ALL FROM REISS (the skirt is currently on SALE) I went to the Reiss HK flagship store in IFC:
PODIUM LEVEL ONE, IFC MALL
8 FINANCE STREET CENTRAL
200 Hollywood Road
Shop E, (entrance on Pound Lane)
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Fairley Zodiac Bangle12/F, Unit 1204,
One Lyndhurst Tower,
No.1 Lyndhurst Terrace,
Central, Hong Kong
“MORELEY FLOWERS CLUTCH” From KOTUR (www.koturltd.com):
KOTUR SOGO TST
Shop G-13B, G/F.,
SOGO TST, Sheraton Hotel Shopping Centre,
20 Nathan Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Photos by my darling Bryant Lee (www.bryantleee.com)