Tips for Styling Sportluxe


The season to be jolly is not far gone and yet we are now well on our way to the season of good health. It always makes me feel such admiration hearing about and witnessing those on the first steps of their new lifestyle regardless of how frustrating it might be finding a parking space in my gym at the moment. People changing their lives for the better is a great thing.

Having a passion for both health and fashion means far too often they tend to spill over into one another which I can only imagine is the driving force behind the Sportluxe trend. But for myself this isn’t a seasonal trend and it lives on throughout the year whether I’m running from the gym to meetings or simply just opting for a more comfortable get up for the day ahead and over the years I’ve found some great little style hacks to ensure my outfits always look exactly that, Luxe!

Hybrid Denim

They look like denim but they feel like leggings. The new Hybrid Denim was born in 2015 and revolutionised denim for the Active woman. We could now bend and flex in form fitting flattering denim and feel totally comfortable regardless of our activity. I picked this pair of Hudson hybrids on a whirlwind shopping trip in Selfridges one evening, and it’s safe to say I now need them in every colour. Their comfort and support is, for me, unrivalled and there is absolutely no chance of them stretching our and losing that incredible shape which is definitely their USP.

Luxe Kicks

There are trainers for training and there are trainers for styling and it’s super important to know the difference to ensure you are always wearing the appropriate footwear for your chosen activity. But sometimes, just sometimes you’ll stumble across a pair that suits your training style just like it does your fashion and if well looked after they will be a little gem in your Sportluxe wardrobe. Monochrome colour pallets tend to work best for the style but all black outfits can sometimes offer up a little window for a pop of neon should you wish. I opted for a simple pair of Premium Nike Thea’s which contrast this look whilst providing me with a pair of shoes that I can run around London in being super proactive.

Roll Necks

Roll necks have been my style staple this Winter and I’ve bought so many in a variety of colours and fabrics but my most worn has been black cashmere. This style has offered my skin the ultimate in softness and my body the ultimate in comfort and all I had to do was pull it over my head and arrange the roll neck smartly. There’s zero fuss and if you choose the right one it will fit perfectly whilst being the most comfortable item in your Sportluxe wardrobe (and normal wardrobe for that matter).

Statement Outerwear

This is the item in the outfit where you can throw out the rule book and wear whatever you damn well want. Whether it’s a uber cool Acne inspired Aviator or a smart knee length over coat the choice is yours and there are so many gorgeous styles to fit every budget. The one I’m wearing will definitely surprise you, firstly it’s not real leather and secondly it costs £70 from Maniere De Voir which for something that is so very well made and designed is a great price.

Arm Candy

My outfit is not complete without something special on my arm and styling Sportluxe is no different. I like to go for glossed black leathers with cold minimal hardware and this Givenchy Antigona from Luisaviaroma was the perfect choice. Not only does it make it’s own little statement on my arm but it’s also the perfect size for filling to the brim with daily essentials such as Olympus PEN’s, diaries and MacBooks, without it being too over-sized and over powering.



  1. sammie 4th January 2016 / 10:17 am

    I seriously love that outfit you’re wearing and those jeans sound too good to be true. Often I find myself refusing to put on pants because leggings are waayyyyy more comfortable but then I have to give in because leggings are not really office-appropriate unfortunately 🙂
    I’m definitely a huge fan of the current athleisure trend,especially with so many pretty sneakers around.


  2. Tashi Skervin 4th January 2016 / 10:49 am

    I love this look! Your style just keeps on getting better and better xx

  3. laura 4th January 2016 / 6:40 pm

    Such an amazing post and so much effort gone into it! Love the outfit inspo – I’ve always been a little shy of this look on me but I shall by trying it out!

  4. Cliona O'Connor 4th January 2016 / 7:47 pm

    I live in outfits like this so its good to know I’m on the right track – but I’ve yet to try the polo neck so will do. Eeeeekkkkk memories of the 80’s and my many tragic fashion choices though.

  5. Georgie 9th January 2016 / 11:05 am

    My god that jacket is amazing! The whole outfit is perfect to be honest. Great sport luxe picks. You look incredible as always.

  6. Maud 28th September 2016 / 5:39 pm

    What size do you wear in the jacket Lydia?

  7. kelly 25th November 2016 / 1:55 am

    heyy lydia!!
    that jacket is stunning!! just wondering what size you are wearing and does it keep you warm?
    thanks luv xxxxxx

  8. Li F 27th January 2017 / 9:31 pm

    Dear Lydia,
    Thank you so much for all of the blogging/ youtube and social media and detail products information. Big fan of you, Ali, Claire and darling Lumi.
    I am looking for a biker short jacket with shearling. I saw few online stores have them but can not decide I should go with leather or faux leather. I’m located in the long winter /snowing season area and petite height 5’3 size 4 Any suggestion? Do you still have the Maniere de Voir jacket? Does it run big or small for you. If you like to sell it, please let me know too :).


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