Oh here we go again…..
We did the sporty look for Autumn Winter, and I found it hard enough to write about then. Now I have to find something new to say about sweatshirts, joggers and athletic shorts.
So, this look is apparently influenced by the 1980s, which means (with this interpretation) loud, almost neon colours and metallics. Now funny, I was at university in the Eighties and what I remember is a lot of jeans and black teeshirts. Hey, maybe I just didn’t mix with the fashionable crowd. Or maybe fashion never made it all the way to Hull. Probably the latter: after all, even the M62 stops short eight miles from the city, and who can blame it, City of Culture or no?
This Uptown Sports look is basically lots of sporty shapes, but done in distinctly non-sporty fabrics and with lots of embellishment. Doubtless you remember that this winter, and especially around Christmas, you couldn’t move for sparkly Christmas jumpers. This season it will probably be sequinned hoodies. They’ll probably come in useful to blind the CCTV camera with reflective glare when we finally succumb to the urge to rob the off-licence!
Just saying, you understand; no offence meant!
So anyway – if you know darn well that you look great in the sporty look, and you’re confident that you don’t look tarty as soon as the glitter goes on – oh and you’re not over a certain age (not being drawn on that one, girls – you know what age I mean, and it’s different for all of us), then feel free to experiment with this look. Let’s just see what’s out there, shall we?
And actually, when we start to really look, there are just a couple of things that some of us might do without having to have two thirds of a bottle of Pino Grigio first.
The skater skirt is a classic sporty look, but there are other skirt shapes that also fall into the Uptown Sport – although what sport one could possibly do in this one I hate to think, but poles and dancing come into it somewhere…
Then there’s the asymmetric wrap….
But enough of the skirts, what about dresses?
Well, there are two choices. Tight or loose. Here’s the tight look
But, if we feel that may be just a little unforgiving, we may prefer something a little more roomy….
Or how about something a little more dressy and with some of those embellishments I talked about?
What about a jacket to go over this then? Satin bomber jacket, anyone (now surely that is the eighties)?
We’ve also got panelled biker jackets in contrasting fabrics.
Well, it’s been fun, but I’m running out of scathing comments here, so I’ll just leave you with the luxe fabric jogger (funny – I’ve always called them harem pants) and a mixed fabric sweater and finally – something that even the most staid of retailers can get behind (some of you might even recognise this example because you too get the catalogue), the graphic print tee-shirt.
And lastly – yes, I’m going to order one of these from Lands End!
Well, so long for now. Next week we travel to Woodstock and Glastonbury for that Festival spirit, so break out the cheesecloth, headscarf and wellies and be sure to wear a flower in your hair!