The Fashion Girl’s Guide to Tracksuit Styling

Just when we thought the athliesure trend had reached its peak, fashion threw us a curve ball (and we’re not upset about it). Sporting a 90’s feel, this new athleisure trend is the infamous coverall, the tracksuit. Feeling a little cautious on the trend? Well, don’t.

Vogue recently called the new trend “a brash beacon of glory,” proving that the sporty trend is in full force. The trend was also spotted on the hottest runways this season, including Chloe, Loewe, Alexander Wang, and more. While tracksuits were originally made for the gym,this new wave of tracksuits is, as the New York Times said, “a confluence of gender-free dressing, laid-back ’90s athletic inspirations and a hip-hop aesthetic.” And while the tracksuit is the epitome of the comfortable athliesure trend, you don’t want to look like you just stepped out of a track and field training camp, so dress it up with some strappy heels or layer a tracksuit under a trench. Feeling a little iffy on how to style the trend? Worry not – we’ve rounded up 5 key styling tips on how to wear upgrade the tracksuit based on how our favorite It girls are styling the trend.

Scroll through to see the tips. Then, once you’ve gotten a hang of how to upgrade the tracksuit, shop our picks, because, as Vogue said, “powerful, badass people wear them.”

Tip 1: Keep it fitted

Let’s face it— as girls we love being comfy, but don’t get carried away. If you’re wearing a tracksuit, keep it fitted— never cute to have anything look to baggy. Complement your tracksuit by wearing them with a pair of the Adidas Originals Stan Smith Sneakers. Finish the look off with some of red lipstick and a dutch braid.

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adidas Originals Stan Smith Sneaker ($75)

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Nike Vintage Gym Crewneck Sweatshirt ($55)

Tip 2: Keep it monochrome When wearing a tracksuit, coordinate a single-color outfit. We’re obsessed with the one color looks of adidas by Stella McCartney’s tracksuits.
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Adidas by Stella McCartney Cropped Hooded Cotton Sweatshirt ($90)

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Adidas by Stella McCartney Cropped Paneled Stretch-Jersey and Mesh Leggings ($85)

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Adidas Originals Supergirl Track Pants ($60)

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Adidas Originals Supergirl Track Top ($70)

Tip 3: Mix your textures. Show off your super girl powers by mixing your motifs and textures. We love the look of the adidas Y-3 by Yohji Yamamoto reversed track pants paired with adidas Originals 'Shell Tile Superstar' Track Jacket ($75)
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Alice + Olivia Pete Silk Joggers ($245)

Tip 4: Dress it up. Our favorite approach to the tracksuit is dressing it up. Firstly, try wearing the track pants with a belly-baring crop top and strappy stilettos à la Rihanna.
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Wilfox Party Sweats ($88)

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Wildfox Party Sweatshirt ($98)

Tip 5: Embrace print. Make an impact with your prints by mixing motifs and prints. Undoubtedly the coolest way to wear the tracksuit, wearing prints is fun and you can keep it monochrome. For weekends, the adidas Originals 'Shell Tile Superstar' Track Jacket teamed with adidas 'Core 15' CLIMALITE ® Training Pants
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Alternative Printed Pullover Hoodie - Camo ($48)

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Volcom Lived In S/D Pants ($24.99)

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Volcom Lived In S/D Zip Hoodie ($27.99)

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Wildfox Unicorn Dye Pullover ($128)

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Wildfox Unicorn Dye Easy Sweats ($128)

Will you be wearing tracksuits this season? Tell us in the comments below!


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