Blame it on the Olympics: For spring, a lot of designers have sports on the brain. Take the mesh skirts at Céline or the basketball shorts at Balenciaga. Even Miuccia Prada got in on the game, with athletic socks and stripes. But how do you wear sporty threads without looking like you just came off the court? You opt for a varsity jacket—in an elegant tweed. Or a pair of track pants—tailored for a more sophisticated silhouette. Or you simply show your team spirit with a clutch or a pair of heels in a bright color. Worn with an all-white or black ensemble, it’s a winning look.
Céline top, $1,800, skirt, $1,200, bracelet, price upon request, and bag, $3,250, Nordstrom, 888.282.6060; Marni visor, $240, Marni, New York, 212.343.3912; Max Mara clutch, $495, Max Mara, New York, 212.879.6100; Jimmy Choo pumps, $750, jimmychoo.com.
A sporty Prada look. Courtesy of CNP Montrose.
Mulberry clutch, $1,600, Mulberry, New York, 888.685.6856.
Nonoo skirt, $595, nonoony.com.
IRO jacket, $915, Barneys New York, New York, 212.826.8900.
Colorful Olympic uniforms from 1972. Courtesy of Getty Images.
Prada sandals, price upon request, prada.com.
Hermès bag, $9,650, hermes.com.
Chanel dress, $4,350, select Chanel stores, 800.550.0005.
Jimmy Choo flats, $795, jimmychoo.com.
Nonoo sweater, $395, Neiman Marcus, 888.888.4757.
Rebecca Taylor pants, $350, rebeccataylor.com.
Marni bracelets, $360 each, Marni, New York, 212.343.3913.