How the Fashion Set Is Styling Tracksuits This Spring

Elinor Block

Tracksuits are not synonymous with the word "chic." Sure, they're cool, and thanks to the athleisure trend, have become acceptable attire for the fashion crowd. But while a few seasons ago side-striped tracksuit pants paired with shirts were the way to incorporate sportswear into outfits, today, it's a much more coordinated and sleek affair.

All over Copenhagen and New York Fashion Week, people attended shows in tracksuits. But there was one other styling trick that all of them used to define this very 2020 take on the tracksuit: a great coat worn over the top.

Whether it was a teddy coat over a matching lemon yellow sweatshirt and trousers or a ribbed co-ord with a complimentary pink jacket, there are plenty of different ways to wear this lazy outfit combo. The fact that it's super comfortable is just a happy coincidence.

Of course, there also some additional styling notes to be aware of to ensure that your tracksuit and coat outfit is the chicest it can be. For example, wearing an of-the-moment gold chain or a statement handbag will also give this look a fashion boost. Ready to see how you'll style it? Keep scrolling…

Style Notes: A gold chain, court shoes and a clutch bag smartens up this tracksuit look.

Shop the look:

Max Mara Teddy Bear Icon Lamé Coat (£2080)

Nanushka Korina Layered Ribbed-Knit Sweater (£260)

Nanushka Leba Ribbed-Knit Flared Pants (£260)

Loren Stewart XXL Gold Necklace (£435)

Style Notes: Avoid the tired-tracksuit look by wearing a bold colour such as green, pink or pastel blue. 

Shop the look:

Kitri Ava Pink Wool Blend Coat (£99)

ASOS Ribbed Co-Ord in Purple (£54)

Chanel 19 Maxi Flap Bag (£4450)

Style Notes: Contrast the shades of your chosen colour and make your outfit pop. 

Shop the look:

Zara Coat With Full Sleeves (£129)

Adidas Originals Superstar Striped Satin-Jersey Track Top (£50)

Adidas Originals Superstar Striped Satin-Jersey Track Pants (£43)

Adidas Originals LXCON Grosgrain-Trimmed Mesh Sneakers (£90)

Style Notes: Keep it simple and elegant and wear a white tracksuit with an oversize blazer. 

& Other Stories Wool Blend Oversized Blazer (£165)

Les Tien Raglan-Sleeve Loop-Back Cotton Sweatshirt (£245)

Les Tien Loop-Back Cotton Track Pants (£185)

Saint Laurent Leather Monogram Belt Bag (£785)

Style Notes: If you've got a grey tracksuit and want to make it really look posh, just add the most over-the-top coat you own. Done. 

Saks Potts Foxy Yellow Fur-Trimmed Leather Coat (£1595)

Varley Maceo Cotton-Blend Jersey Sweatshirt (£78)

Varley Alice Cotton-Blend Jersey Track Pants (£69)

& Other Stories Nylon Baseball Cap (£23)

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2020 fashion trends you need to know. 

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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