Get your wardrobe Olympics ready

Olympics fever is in full swing. The Torch is making its way around the country as we speak, and what better way to get in on the action than by taking a look at your wardrobe? You can show your Olympic colours by giving your wardrobe a sporting-inspired revamp, but of course, you don’t have to stick to shorts and trackie bottoms—this season, sportswear has gone upmarket.

Take a look in any clothing store and you’re bound to find plenty of different pieces that have a distinctly sporty feel. Mesh fabrics are everywhere at the moment, as are sportswear-inspired coats and bodycon dresses, and don’t forget the swimwear—whether you’re lounging by the pool, chilling on the beach or relaxing in the spa you need to make sure your swimwear choices are spot on, with cut-out swimsuits and bold bikinis being the order of the day.

You could combine a pair of designer-led shorts with an aertex top, for example, be on the lookout for a stunning dress—just get out there and see what you can put together. This trend is all about being bold, so think block colours rather than patterns or prints, and as with so many looks it’s the accessories that can really bring something extra to your outfit. Throw on a wristband, a cap or even a visor for a sporty yet oh-so-fashionable look, or keep it simple with a sports-inspired handbag. As for the shoes? Well, you could go casual with some canvas flats or might like to step it up a notch with heeled trainers or a pair of statement sandals—whatever works for you.

So, go for sportswear-inspired pieces with a designer edge and you can’t go wrong. Not only will you be able to get on the Olympics bandwagon but you’ll have some great fashion choices too, so get your wardrobe Olympics ready and you’ll have pieces you can’t wait to show off.