It's not solely because we're in portland - the home of modern athletic wear and originator of the athleisure trend - that we're excited about the sporty-chic look that's happening for Fall.  The style is, in fact, totally versatile.  It's easily dressed up or down, depending on the silhouette and fabrication of the pieces you choose.  

Sporty does not have to equal casual, a silk skirt or trouser from T by Alexander Wang paired with a cashmere sweater and sky high suede pump will take you straight from day to evening (see below), while cropped sweats from ATM plus a luxe, cotton tee with athletic accents paired with a leather jacket are perfect for saturday errands and lunch with friends. 

Vince Cashmere Cowl Neck Pull-Over, T by Alexander Wang Satin Skirt, Rag & Bone Floppy Brim Fedora, Rene Escobar Chain Link Bracelet, CLP Metallic Snakeskin Cuff and Vince Signature V Modern Bucket Bag.

The trend, in it's many forms, has been featured by many of our favorite designers, including Akris Punto, Max Mara, Rag & Bone and Vince.  You don't need to take it too far, it can be as subtle as a contrast racing stripe down the leg of your crepe joggers, a mesh knit, cashmere sweater or simple the addition of sneakers to your ensemble. 

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