Trend Feature: Trackies with a Twist

With the rains washing away the weekend, here in Bangalore, with not a glimpse of sun and the temperature 5-10 degrees cooler than what we are used to, it’s only apt that I get blogging from under the covers with a bubbling mug of creamy hot cocoa (with more than a few marshmellows).

On a day like this, I seem to convince myself that trackies/sweatpants (or whatever you choose to call them) with a hoodie and Uggs are extremely stylish (which they can be; if you’re Gisele Bundchen going home from a yoga class). However, it then struck me that fashionistas worldwide were succumbing to this train of thought and some unknown fashionably-evolved species had used this same reasoning to start a trend.

Sweatpants have been widely accepted as the clothing-of-choice of travelling celebrities but they have since, promoted themselves to global catwalks. Over the passed year, I have encountered numerous sightings of fashion icons at high-end shows wearing styled-up versions of the sweatpant. Thinking back, I remember my first reaction was along the lines of…’Why?’. But as the year progressed and I witnessed an increasing number of my usual inspirations succumbing, the look grew on me. Check out some of the looks below that played a hand in me conceding to the trendy trackie trend.

I spotted the trend on attendees at London and Paris fashion weeks respectively. The trackies, in this situation have really been given much regard, being teamed with high-fashion accessories. I think the key is keeping the colours neutral and the look seemingly safe.

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Grey, black and white seem to be the path to encroach when attempting, which could backfire if not kept simple. Rihanna, with the assistance of that banging body, makes a statement.

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Although, if you’re daring enough, going for a coloured trackie could also work but I would only attempt this if you have mastered confidently pulling-off the trend.

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The latest trackie trend is the leather adaptation. Seen below is the introduction by Herve Ledger Spring 2014 collection as well as Alessandra Ambrosio embracing it.

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The sweatpant fit is quite flattering and would be high on the comfort radar too! Looking forward to giving it a go!

Be Inspired.

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