“Sports-luxe” has been a continuously developing trend over the past few years, what with Stella doing her thing for Adidas, Alexander Wang trend-setting, Isabel Marant’s uber-popular plimsolls and now even Louis Vuitton and Elie Tahiri adding more sport-friendly wear to their lines. It’s no surprise when you think of how health conscious we now all are, the gym being a regularly visited spot for the majority and consumers spending more time (and money) on leisurely activities.
The tricky thing is though, nailing a fabulously fashionable look, whilst combining the sportswear elements. This is where Lacoste’s L!VE collection and their new S/S 12 pastel-pretty plimsolls lend a hand. After a year of what seemed like every young adult wearing Vans, and their sales increasing by 8% in a year, the Lacoste Barbados Mid range is a refreshing step forward for Spring. Be your pair a beautiful mint green, muted pale pink or a fresh canary yellow, these sporty kicks nail not only sports-luxe, but the colour pop trend which will be fully re-embraced this coming season. Just imagining a pair of these with some cute cropped floral skinnies or even a simple grey tee and jeans… I want a pair. Now.