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PAUSE Trend: Sport meets High Street

Kimye have been doing quite a few errands in Paris recently before their big French wedding this weekend!

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Yesterday, Kayne West was spotted in Paris with Kim Kardashian both looking well-matched together in camel on their way to the Maison Martin Margiela store. We at PAUSE had to take a closer look into Kanye’s look: He wore a camel coat with a black leather shirt, denim jeans and finished his look with the classic Adidas Stan Smiths.

We’re on two minds about this look, not sure if the leather shirt was a correct move? What do you think? Leave your opinions by voting below.

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Another look that caught our eyes was this look Kanye wore to the gym. We know that sometimes it’s always good to take risks, and Kanye clearly did that. The couple both went for an hour workout together at their favorite Paris gym, L’Usine. Kanye disguised his look with a red hankerchief, khaki coat followed with the usual black gym attire.

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A key trend this Summer is sportswear, but not in its simplest form. With high-street brands spinning the look of sportswear style with a high sense of functionality and versatility – frankly no shell suits.

casual sportswear 2The influx of high-street inspired sportswear is keeping fashion grounded this summer, and equally, making the look easily replicable and wearable compared to previous seasons where looks and trends have been more extreme and harder to pull off for day-to-day wear.

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neoprene trouserThis summer sportswear has taken clear steps away from the retro running trainer and sportswear jacket combination and instead opted for the simplistic use of sportswear enthused in to everyday staple pieces, putting sportswear in the spotlight and trend needed in your summer wardrobe.

What we like to call here at PAUSE, statement sportswear.

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sportswear casualTopman’s latest launch, the ‘True sport collection’, is a strong collection of simple staple items that have been transformed into statement pieces that breathe flexibility and versatility into any outfit through oversizing and layering.

Longer length monochrome inspired gym staples, like the plain oversized white tee or the black stripe sports-skater inspired tee, are strong examples of the versatility high-street sportswear offers as they can be switched up in to both bold casual and formal looks.

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By pairing up relaxed sportswear essentials, tees and sweatshirts, with tailored pieces, such as tapered trousers and slip-on trainers, you can help create a more sophisticated and cleaner look. Versatility is key; so matching up with a blazer, trouser or sportswear jacket creates a fitted silhouette that will give your look that tasteful twist.

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PAUSE loves the khaki long-line bomber, as the long-length and fitted shape transforms the ‘throw on jacket’ in to something much more versatile this summer, whether you pair with jeans, shorts or trousers with layering of a shirt, tee or polo underneath – they provide an effortless style ideal for the season.

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River Island have adopted an edgier approach to high-street sportswear this season, adding strong textures, like nylon and mesh enthused features in to wardrobe essentials. The nylon, silk-inspired ‘gym shorts’ takes on a modern adaptation of the sportswear classic gym short, while the zip detailing turns the gym staple in to a much stronger sportswear piece, adding texture and subtle styling.

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floral sportsZara have also released a few summer sports essentials, in typical style using bold patterns. The collection is driven by strong pattern detailing on bombers and bright nylon jackets, which create a retro yet casual look, keeping you cool in the summer sun and equally equipped in adverse weather conditions. But Zara have also dropped subtle sportswear staples, such as the jersey sweats, monochrome nylon hooded jackets and statement sleeveless hoods that provide an alternative take on high-street sportswear.

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Easy to throw on, comfortable in the day, whilst possessing the versatility to be dressed up or dressed down to suit you, PAUSE thinks high-street sportswear allows you to adapt your own style this season.

Words: Tom Everest