Dressing How-To: Five Ways to Work the Sporty Trend (Without Going to the Gym)

You don't have to set foot on a treadmill to rock spring's sporty-inspired looks.

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You don't have to be a gym rat to get in on the sports-inspired looks that were all over the Spring '12 catwalks. This ensemble started with a graphic sweatshirt top by Tsumori Chisato ($339 at LaGarconne) and a simple striped skirt from Topshop ($76). Alexander Wang's statement-making sandals add a high-tech element ($525 at Net-a-Porter), while a bright pink Topshop satchel ($50) lends a dash of color.
Maria Cornejo's breezy white sundress ($850 at LaGarconne) features a sporty yellow under-tank, and pairs perfectly with Jil Sander's cool geometric platforms ($550 at Net-a-Porter). A perforated clutch from Topshop ($68 at Topshop) plays on the tennis-court appeal.
Jason Wu's striped varsity sweater ($895 at Net-a-Porter) pairs perfectly with a silky J.Crew button-down ($98 at J.Crew) and Notify's preppy pink trousers ($320 at Notify). Mint-green kicks from Zara ($99) add pastel contrast to the otherwise strong color palette, while a neon-stripe satchel from Topshop ($56 at Topshop) is perfect for stashing essentials.
For a sporty-yet-sophisticated look, we styled a twisted-hem skirt from T by Alexander Wang ($140 at LaGarconne) with an acid yellow cashmere sweater from J.Crew ($248). For a touch of contrast, we added Zara's white python clutch ($89.90) and Pierre Hardy's two-tone wedges ($775 at Net-a-Porter).
Michael Kors' bold stretch-wool dress ($1995 at Net-a-Porter) makes a seriously strong statement, so we kept accessories netural: a simple black wedge from J.Crew ($198) keeps the look practical, while a simple leather Zara clutch ($129) is perfect for showing off a fresh manicure in Deborah Lippman's pure white "Amazing Grace" polish ($16).
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