6 modern leisure looks to try now
Follow the leisure principle this spring and bring some play into your day-to-day. The new way to work the athletic angle is by dressing it up just enough so that you look more woman-on-the-go than post-workout mess.
Florals for spring not your thing? Think less Monet, more Mondrian: instead of curly, swirly floral prints and intermingling hues, use straight lines and a clean palette of black, white and your choice of primary colour. (Red is always sure to pack a punch.)
The approach here is functional glam, with less layering than in colder months and every item chosen for its conduciveness to movement. Of course not every occasion suits a super-casual dress code, so simply assess the situation and decide exactly what variant of modern leisure will suit.
Keep reading for 6 ways to wear modern leisure...
1. C L A S S I C
Stay one step ahead in pleats and a block heel. Add a red carryall to house your sneakers for the commute home.
2. C H I C
For when a cocktail frock just won’t cut it. Amp it up with a killer heel, coordinated separates and a bright statement jacket.
3. C O O L
Allow the essence of Sporty Spice to flow freely through your veins, with a crop top, functional anorak and a pair of pool slides as you head from work to yoga. Viva la ’90s!
4. C R E A T I V E
Put a creative spin on your version of the leisure look. Checks, lace and overly generous proportions will set you apart from the crowd and allow you the room to move.
5. R E L A X E D
Utility meets ingenuity, in a ribbed zip-neck knit dress layered over some stripes. This simple look will take you anywhere you want to go.
6. L A I D - B A C K
Replace jeans or trackpants this weekend with a pair of pinstripe slacks. Add a slogan tee and a bomber jacket and you’re all set to venture outside for breakfast, brunch or lunch.
S H O P T H E L O O K
AJE | Beatnik Tee Original Stripe
A casual tee from Aje that will look great on any occasion. It features long sleeves, a round neckline and a stripe print.
CARLA ZAMPATTI | Flame Entrenched In Fashion Coat
This stunning trench coat is the perfect piece for between seasons. Made beautifully soft taffeta, you can throw this trench on and stand out with ease and style perfection.
VIKTORIA + WOODS | Mega Wide Leg Pant
The Mega wide leg pant offers an elegant silhouette, featuring self tie waist belt and side pockets. The Mega is high waisted to elongate the silhouette.
CALVIN KLEIN | Large Cut Off Logo Racerback Bra
A bold and stylish design featuring signature CK branding on the front and back.
MARC JACOBS| Canvas Shopper Tote
Crafted in a coated canvas, this north-south shopper tote from Marc Jacobs is a stylish accessory. With woven double handles and a single snap button closure, this bag is finished with a large zip and slip pocket to interior.
LACOSTE | L.30 Slide 217 2 White