News Awards & Events Fashion Week Game On: Score Major Fashion Points With Spring's Sporty Trend By Andrea Cheng Andrea Cheng Andrea Cheng is a New York-based writer and editor who covers all things fashion, celebrity style, beauty, and trends. She was previously the Digital Fashion News Editor at InStyle. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on March 17, 2014 @ 11:45AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Time Inc Photo Studio It's time for you to play in the big leagues—the fashion big leagues, that is. For spring/summer 2014, the athletic aesthetic was the name of the game, from surf-swim to tennis whites to varsity bombers. Tommy Hilfiger even transformed his catwalk into a scenic boardwalk, which mirrored his scuba-themed looks (pictured, above). But not just any pair of sweats will make the cut. Look to luxe fabrics, like silk organza, wool crêpe, and washed satin, and you'll be sporting all-star styles in no time. High-tech sporty textiles can also give flirty dresses that extra oomph, like the DKNYneoprene dress (pictured, above). For a comfy option, slip into slouchy striped trousers (our pick: the By Malene Birger pants, pictured right), but pair them with heels to boost the appeal—you don't want to look as though you're actually hitting the gym. And pay attention to detailing. Mesh, for instance, serves up too-cool texture in addition to maximum ventilation. Learn more tips on how to wear the trend and shop it out, from mesh skirts to metallic sweatshirts. 01 of 09 REASONS TO LOVE IT ImaxTree (4) Many of us secretly wish we could wear workout clothes all day (the ease! the comfort!), and now we can - even at night - thanks to sporty styles in sumptuous fabrics like silk organza, wool crepe, and washed satin. HOW TO WORK ITNo ponytails, please: You don't want to look like you're actually headed to the gym. Rake hair off your face and part it in the middle for a sleek effect. Given the tomboy implications, you can get away with showing some skin. Try a cropped sweatshirt or a tiny tennis skirt. Backpacks are huge this season and play well with the casual vibe of these clothes. A structured bag dresses up the look. Pair these styles with strappy heels to boost the sex appeal.Runway photos: (left to right) Rag amp Bone, Victoria Beckham, Stella McCartney, Tommy Hilfiger 02 of 09 DKNY Dress Time Inc Photo Studio Neoprene, $395; saksfifthavenue.com for stores. 03 of 09 Calvin Klein Skirt Time Inc Photo Studio Faux-leather, $110; macys.com. 04 of 09 Topshop Sweatshirt Time Inc Photo Studio Metallic polyester, $70; topshop.com. 05 of 09 Tommy Hilfiger Sandals Time Inc Photo Studio Leather, $419; at Tommy Hilfiger, 212-223-1824. 06 of 09 Sandro Dress Time Inc Photo Studio Polyester and mesh, $285; sandro-paris.com. 07 of 09 Diesel Sunglasses Time Inc Photo Studio Swarovski-crystal embellished leather, $350; diesel.com. 08 of 09 By Malene Birger Pants Time Inc Photo Studio Wool-blend, $425; saksfifthavenue.com. 09 of 09 Lacoste Bag Time Inc Photo Studio Faux-leather, $295; lacoste.com.