Fashion: The Olympic look

The Yaldie Flirt skirt, by Isla Skye, �35; Top, Warehouse, �18; Trainers, Adidas, USC, �77

The Yaldie Flirt skirt, by Isla Skye, �35; Top, Warehouse, �18; Trainers, Adidas, USC, �77

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A summer of sport has infiltrated the high street as gym gear gets glam for this season’s most topical trend.

Prepare your PE kit for a pimping as sports luxe is in full swing.

Sequin top, �45, River Island; Leggings, Debenhams, �20; DVF silver clutch, �325, from Jane Davidson.

Sequin top, �45, River Island; Leggings, Debenhams, �20; DVF silver clutch, �325, from Jane Davidson.

We’re not talking grotty old trainers teamed with crumpled T-shirts and sweat bands. This look is all about bringing a little luxury into the world of sport. So if you are thinking of taking Eric Prydz’ 
Call On Me video as inspiration, think again.

It’s a marvellous mixture of masculine and feminine lines merged into one look, giving the wearer room to dress up casual pieces of clothing. Or even better, dress down the vampier items you own.

Add meshing, wet look finishes, exposed zips, metallics and statement footwear to any look and you’ll be sports luxe ready.

Hi top trainers are back in a big way. Teaming them with an interesting textured mini and simple white top will really work. Go for a peplum or break out the pleather in the skirt department to tap into a more designer led look.

Silver skirt, �25, T-shirt, �16, both River island; heels, Christian Louboutin, �950, from Pam Jenkins

Silver skirt, �25, T-shirt, �16, both River island; heels, Christian Louboutin, �950, from Pam Jenkins

Introducing metallic knits with denim is a really easy way of wearing the trend. J Brand Jeans have just brought out a treated pair of denims that appear to have a rubbery coating painted over the top of the fabric. Top it all off with some 18-carat gold sunglasses by Victoria Beckham, they are like the fashion equivalent of an Olympic gold medal.

Just because we’re talking sport doesn’t mean you have to say ta ta to the sequins. Take silver in the game of style by adding a spot of glitz to leggings. There are a lot of panelled bottoms around the high street right now, marrying sport with style effortlessly.

Dress down the classic little black dress with a sneaker that has a style secret. 
The wedge trainer looks like a regular hi-top from the outside, but inside there’s a built in wedge giving your calf that sculpted look without hours on the cross trainer.

Silver seems to be the colour of 
the moment. Team textured skirts in 
molten shades with statement heels for a little fashion injection. Remember, the higher the heel, the tougher the work out, so go as tall as possible when picking shoes.

Dressing the look for work is easy if you opt for a subtle nod to the trend. Textured panelling on dresses are a good way to wear the look without going too extreme. Pop a leather bomber jacket over the top of your frock for that extra sports luxe edge.

• Charlie Banks at Colours Modelling Agency. Make-up by Suzanne at YSL Debenhams. Photos taken at Scotsman Hotel and Spa.