Sport Luxe with M&S

When M&S asked me to make a Pinterest board featuring key pieces from their SS12 Limited Collection surrounding a summer theme, I knew I had to do sports luxe. It’s a trend I really wasn’t a fan of to begin with – trackies and baseball caps with heels? Er … no thanks. And then I began to come around when I started seeing bloggers and designers cleverly incorporating sporty details into their clothes and outfits without being too full on. When I was looking through M&S’s Limited Collection Pinterest board, so many of the pieces seemed inspired by this trend, so it was difficult picking just a few items to go into my SS12 Sports Luxe with M&S board! Here’s what I ended up choosing and how I’d style them …

Sports Luxe with M&S SS12 Limited Collection

Elliptical Hem Swing Dress

This blue dress has just the right amount of sporty references – the high neck and elliptical hem – whilst still being elegant and flattering. I’d wear it with a metal arm chain and black ankle strap heels for a cool urban look.

Pleated Corset Chiffon Vest Top

The stripes and colours are what make this gorgeous top sporty, and I love the pleats – it’s such a cute summer top. While it would work with denim cut offs, I’d pair it with some loose-fitting white trousers and chunky white shoes to keep the colours light.

Sports Luxe with M&S SS12 Limited Collection

Ring Bracelet & Necklace Set

The chunky metal style of this necklace would really toughen up a pretty summer dress, and adds a gladitorial feel to outfits that would be great for the festivals.

Frill Front Asymmetric Hem Dress

I love the asymmetry of this dress, and the light fabric and colour give it a really young, sporty feel. It’d look amazing with platform sandals and an oversized knitted cardigan on a summer evening.

Sports Luxe with M&S SS12 Limited Collection

Pure Cotton Striped Jersey T-Shirt

This top is so sporty – the Raglan style, the stripes, the mesh fabric of the arms. It would look great worn simply with denim cut offs and high-tops, or could be smartened up under a white blazer and light pastel jeans.

Ankle Length Skinny Trousers 

The cut of these trousers is amazing, and really demonstrates how the sporty trend can be subtly referenced through the cut and fabric of a piece. I thought these trousers would be great to incorporate into a summer work wardrobe, or even worn casually with Converse and a loose tee tucked in.

What do you think of my sport luxe wardrobe with M&S?

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