Fitness is important, this we know. But for those of us who prefer not to partake in sports but rather simply look the part, wearing sport-inspired clothing fills the fitness gap in our lives. Spring is the perfect time to prance, cartwheel, and high-kick with glee because school’s out for the summer and we’ve got nothing but time until September comes around.
Skirts are fun and cute, yes, but being able to race your friend to an ice cream truck without worrying about flashing that old man on a bench is better (I know my friend is reading this right now and thinking, ‘Not everything is a competition,’ but you know what? In my world it is). So let’s frolic and pal around freely in sporty yet trendy clothing and act like we know how many innings are in a baseball game (7? 9? 5? Who’s to say).
T. Babaton Robinson Jacket. While we’re on the subject of baseball, let’s discuss how awesome baseball-inspired pieces are for one’s closet. The arms are a different colour than the rest of the jacket, which makes it kind of funky but also really cool. Dare you to wear this to a Blue Jays game this summer because we all know that’s one of the best Toronto activities. Price: $175, Aritzia.
Topshop Pow Printed Runner Shorts. Cartoons are a Saturday lounging staple, so couple them with a sporty pair of shorts and you’ve got a sweet addition to your wardrobe. BOOM. Price: $24, Topshop.
ASOS T-Shirt with Foil Number 10. Oversized? Check. Football-inspired? Check. Loungey? Check. This shirt would be great to sleep in, roll out of bed in, toss on some cut-offs in, and hit the pavement in. That is, if you’re ok with sleeping in what you wear outside, which is the best thing ever soooo embrace it. Price: $39, ASOS.
Forever 21 Retro Baseball Cap. Hats are fun! And they protect your pretty little face from getting sunburnt which is not—and never will be—attractive. Toss a hat on when you’re hanging out poolside and wear it backwards for optimal fun once the sun has gone down. Backwards caps are so totally ’90s, which is the look we’re always going for. Price: $7, Forever 21.
Joe Fresh Sneaker. Wearing running shoes just for running is so yesterday. Now it’s best to pair your sneakers with absolutely everything from summer dresses to sporty outfits. There’s something so satisfying about looking cute in a pair of shoes and knowing you’re more comfortable than everyone else in their gladiator shoes with 129381 straps. Price: $24, Joe Fresh.
Zara Dress With Cut-Out Shoulders. While no sports other than figure skating require wearing a dress, this one is made of sweatpant material which is just about the sportiest material on the planet. But because sweatpants = bad, wearing a giant sweater dress with cut-outs that let your arms breathe will fill the sweat pant hole in your closet. Price: $60, Zara.
Bobbin Bicycle. You know what the best fitness in town is? BIKING! Biking gets you from point A to point B without having to endure the dreaded TTC, and makes all your outfits look even better because it’s basically the best accessory ever. I even hear there are cute helmets out there on the market so like, double the accessory power, double the fun! Cute AND safe. Price: $500, Wiggle.
Clarin’s Sunscreen Stick. If you’re going to be outside pretending to be doing sports but really just lounging in the sun: wear sunscreen! You will still get a tan and will avoid the dreaded sunburn (see #4 for more details about burns). This one comes as a stick, so it can be toted around in your bag for wherever the summer may take you. Price: $26, Sephora.