Gone are the days when women who excel in sports are thought of as tomboys. With the rise of glamorous and fashionable sports icons such as Maria Sharapova and Martina Hingis, it seems that women have learned to combine fashion and sports with flair. Just because you are into sports or you are wearing sports gear does not mean that you can’t be chic. You can look good and still look ready for the kill!
Below are some tips on how to balance out fashion and sports.
Don’t be afraid of colors
Putting colors into your sports apparel and uniform is one way to put fashion into your otherwise drab outfit. Mix bold colors like reds, pinks, and yellows with basic neutral tones such as blacks and whites for a more elegant combination.
You can also play with glittering colors like golds and silvers but don’t put so much. Outlines and hemlines in these colors are enough. Don’t put them all over your outfit.
One of the things that makes a uniform stand out is the way it was designed. Of course, you cannot just wear something really new without first considering its suitability and functionality for the game. If you can, it is better if you can design the outfit yourself as you know what works for you and what does not. You can play with the cut and the fabrics. In fact, you can combine fabrics.
For instance, you can put one fabric for the top and another for the bottom. If this cannot work, you can always add fabrics on the hemline. Patterns are also great designs that you can incorporate into your uniform. If putting a separate pattern is too much for the uniform, you can choose a fabric that already has a wonderful pattern and have that fabric outfitted for you.
It’s in the details
Putting really intricate details on your outfit is one way of being fashionable without sacrificing much of the look of your sports uniform. Designers can put in embroidered hemlines or necklines. You can also have flowers, butterflies, or whatever icons you want emblazoned into your outfit.
Other great details that you can add to sports apparel are ribbons and buttons that are strategically placed. Of course, this depends on the sports that you are in. There are sports where buttons on clothes can interfere with the game; so be very careful also in putting too many designs in your wardrobe.