90s sportswear styling has been a go-to look for the past few seasons and it’s clearly not going anywhere too soon. The sportswear aesthetic is ideal for winter, with lots of layers, hoodies and sweats to keep you warm all the way through the season, but as we move into summer it can be tricky to find a way to keep wearing these pieces. Well don’t worry, as always, we've got your back! Here's the best ways to style sportswear for summer. 

5 Ways To Wear Sportswear For Summer

1. Head To Toe Tracksuit

Some things just don’t go out of style, and a classic vintage tracksuit is one of them. The perfect low-effort, high-impact outfit, a tracksuit is super wearable, effortless and always stylish. Whether you favour Adidas or Nike, Puma or Fila, pair a bold tracksuit with a crop top, bralet or cami for a hot-look in an instant. Wear with your favourite trainers for an afternoon in the park or mix it up and add some heeled pumps for an edgy nighttime look.


2. Sports Shorts

Get those pins out and stay cool in the sportiest way with some classic vintage sport shorts. A versatile look for summer, pick a vintage 80s or 90s pair of shorts and you’ll have infinite laid-back, summer looks ready to go. Pair with a sporty, printed ringer tee to complete a totally 80s look or add a loose-fit blouse, oversized vintage blazer and some classic vintage Converse for a modern, street-style inspired outfit.


3. Tennis Skirts

Tennis skirts had a resurgence a few years back and since then they have become a staple of our summer wardrobe. Lightweight and comfy, they’re the perfect summer skirt - especially if you can find a vintage skirt that features the built in shorts. Emulate Bella Hadid’s sporty look by wearing with a crop top and statement sunglasses or throw on an oversized striped shirt for a laidback, weekend style.


4. Bumbags

If sportswear style is about comfort, practicality and easy-dressing, then a bumbag is the ultimate sporty style accessory. Whether you wear it around your waist in the classic style or mix it up by wearing it across your chest, a vintage bumbag is endlessly useful for the summer season. With an A-line mini skirt, a bumbag will add a sporty edge - wear a vintage graphic print t-shirt for the ultimate park day outfit.

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5. Oversized Sports Tee

For those days when it’s too hot for anything else, a baggy vintage sports tee will be your best friend. Whether you prefer Champion, Adidas or Nike, choose an oversized style in your favourite colour and throw it over a pair of vintage cycling shorts. Finish the look off with high-top trainers, sporty slip-ons or some ultra-comfy slides and you’re good to go. If you’re not a fan of bright colours then keep this look sleek and simple with a monochromatic palette, you can still be sports-goth in summer!

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If you’re feeling inspired you can shop our curated edit of vintage sportswear here, to find the perfect summer pieces. Alternatively check out our blog on how to wear blazers in summer or our guide to 2019 festival style.

July 19, 2019 — Eloise Gendry