Very often I find myself mixing formal and casual pieces (like in this look). Having two, what is supposed to be, contrasting pieces together in one outfit gives your look a different feel and it just changes the whole aesthetic. You may remember this as one of the outfits I wore to SA Menswear Week earlier this year.

The sport luxe trend has been around for as long as I can remember. I know that when I came to learn about this trend I had some mixed emotions – you know how close minded one can be at times. Only when I started experimenting with clothes more often, did I actually start warming up to this.

A B O U T  T H I S  L O O K

I found my inspiration for this look from Kim Kardashian’s outfit she wore at Paris Fashion week last year. I love how she wore a lingerie item with sweatpants. I am sure this has been done before but because it is Mrs KKW that is donning this look, it just speaks volumes. Okurrr!

I recreated this look with pieces that I have in my own wardrobe.

I grabbed my lace trimmed vest and paired it up with a pair of black sweatpants. Both, the vest and the pants I am wearing is similar to the pieces that Kim is wearing and that is why my take on this look was so successful.

Unlike the athleisure trend, with sport luxe you are somewhat more versatile with shoes and that is why I opted for a pair of stilettos (and of course Mrs West also donned heels). If you happen to be more of a “low shoed person”, then sneakers or slides would work too. I specifically went for these lace up blocked heels because it makes the look a little formal which ties in with the vest. The shoes also adds a pop of colour (with the art detailing on the loops).

My long extensions was just absolutely perfect to add that final Kim Kardashian West feel to this look.

Personally, I feel that the athleisure trend we were introduced to last year is a (waaay) more relaxed version of sport luxe.

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Keeping fashion fluid,

Luke India Ramos.


Hair – Glamour Hair Design

Makeup & Styling – Luke India Ramos

Photographs – 720TX Photography


Studs, Vest, Trousers & Heels – The Fix

Chokers – Thrifted