SS16 Micro trend: Tracksuits

SS16 Micro trend: Tracksuits

Run with it

Text: Dora Aljoofri-Shrestha

The sportsman’s staple is back on the right track

Even a die-hard fan of the athleisure look would have once cringed at the thought of donning a tracksuit. But this season, even haters of the professional athlete's uniform may just pick one up and go for the winning style.

Brands like Chloé, Gucci and Loewe sent down luxurious reinterpretations of the tracksuit — shedding its '70s sports and '80s hip-hop (think Run DMC in the Adidas three stripe tracksuits) reputation.

Turn to Chloé's SS16 runway show for style inspirations where track pants were paired with floaty bohemian blouses (see above). Looking for an elevated set? Trust Gucci's Alessandro Michele to transform the humble tracksuit into a standout piece in silk with stunning oriental embroidery. Also, best worn with a delicate chiffon blouse.

The only piece of advice we have to take this look to the finishing line? Avoid velour tracksuits at all costs. Ready, set go.