• Joan Kosmachuk

Classic Sporty Style for Every Seasonal Type



"Sporty Style... is a relaxed style of dressing. The clothes may be tailored with built-in structure , yet informal in appearance, sometimes loose and unfitted, or made of stretch fabric, to allow for comfort and freedom of movement....The clothing and accessories are practical and playful, with both function and fun in mind. The style is appropriate for outdoor activities, sports, travel, informal entertaining and business casual dressing." Style Source, Alyce Parsons p. 20


The Classic "Sporty" Style has become increasingly popular and it is not unusual now to see this style adopted even by Royalty for casual events.

Busy women-on-the-go are drawn to this style which is defined by comfortable clothing with ease of movement.

Sometimes referred to as Business Casual it encompasses looks from Athleisure to Sporty Elegant.

This style can be worn by all the Seasonal Types, but each Season (and each woman within a Season) will wear it a little differently.

When we think of a Sporty Style, the Spring type leaps immediately to mind. Most Springs can carry off a sporty look with ease. Bright pops of color, two or three colors mixed together, fun patterns or stripes, and crisp fabrics all work for the Sporty Spring.


The Sporty Winter type will look best if their clothes are of higher quality design and fabric and no more than one color paired with neutrals.


The Sporty Autumn Type will find it easy to base their sporty looks around a casual jacket in their casual neutral, spicing it up with color or prints.


A Sporty Summer Type will choose a softer, more feminine approach to her sporty look. The right choice of color, fabric, and accessories can all help to soften the look.


Whether it's an outfit for casual Friday, walking the dog or yoga class, most of us will need a few sporty outfits in our wardrobe even if this is not the style you choose most often.

If you don't feel comfortable in a Sporty style, just start with your basic go-to style and look for that in a more relaxed fabric or fit. Add a casual shoe and bag and you'll be good to go.

So, how about you? How do you wear Sporty for your Season?


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