This season, designers loosened the lines on timeless silhouettes to put a softer spin on tailoring. Wear classic trousers from Alexander McQueen, Sportmax or Adam Lippes slung low on the hips and pair with a utilitarian shirt or jacket – grey tones looked pared back but put together. Heeled pumps are a ladylike finish.
Joseph’s luxe jogger/pyjama hybrid perfectly blends undone elegance with an air of sporty cool. A crisp shirt is the perfect foil for the fluid pair – Elizabeth and James, Rochas and Jil Sander offer sophisticated examples in soft shades. Lanvin’s Love necklace is a statement finish, giving the laid-back look a refined edge.
Echoing the tapered silhouette of track pants, Chloé’s white trousers are the perfect partner for a sports-inspired top – look to Givenchy or Marc by Marc Jacobs for this season’s freshest options. Accessories should be high-shine, metallic or colour-blocked, like Jil Sander’s structured clutch and Balenciaga’s modern glove sandals.
Luxe trainers from Givenchy, Lanvin or Balenciaga put a nonchalant spin on mannish tailored trousers. Juxtapose the smart style with an artfully distressed knit from Isabel Marant Étoile or Vanessa Bruno. Carry a cross-body bag in polished black leather from The Row, Sophie Hulme or Chloé – the perfect understatement.
Leather track pants are the modern way to wear sports luxe – Baja East, 3.1 Philip Lim and Paige Denim all serve up sleek examples. Wear loose with a chunky knit from Acne Studios, The Row or ESK to exude minimal cool. Patterned heeled pumps from Dolce & Gabbana or Tabitha Simmons bring a touch of colour to the minimal look.