I decided to upgrade the traditional perspective of "sporty-chic" à la contemporary fashion, being that I love a touch of elegance in my sportswear. I could have easily added trainers to this look, but wanted to kick my outfit up a notch after a meeting with a friend since I was going out for dinner afterwards. Being that it's not summer, and just in the infancy stages of spring, the weather is fickle. This means that a sleeveless fashion piece will need some stylish company.
This jacket by Vero Milano is exactly that! It has the beautiful appeal of sportswear, yet also an edgy refinement that's hard to ignore. With the fitted seaming and removable zippers there's the option for style versatility within minutes. I had my mission, the occasion, and now all that was needed was an easy transitional outfit that I could dress up or down.
Vero Milano creates luxury garments that are essentially statement fashions. From dresses to swimwear, their entire collection has a stately aesthetic.
I knew that I needed transforming layers that would work for both occasions when I put this outfit together. And, since there's much talk about spring's arrival, jackets are more than favourable options to include in one's wardrobe for the changeable season.
I also brought back a few oldie-but-goodie elements as well--a bold wine colour mixed with the leatherette sharp cuts in the side seams. This was my workable style palette to blend with natural tone pieces as neutral accents. I love a great dash of colour, but you can certainly welcome spring in various ways without leaning to traditional florals.
The knit dress itself can be for day or night, and I love the structured jacket with it because it adds a bit of sophisticated grace to an already edgy piece.
What do you think about this sporty elegant look? How do you play with texture for different seasons?