This Sporty Trend Is Dividing the Internet—Here's How to Get the Look

If you know me, you know I don't do sports. I was a quiet child who spent her free time in the library or playing with my Betty Spaghetty dolls much to the chagrin of my parents, who signed me up for peewee soccer, tennis, and volleyball. Despite the lack of any athletic ability or talent, I'm obsessed with spring's sleeper trend: sportswear as fashion.

Hear me out. Big Sports wants you to believe soccer matches and basketball tournaments are for men, but let's be honest. The girlies are taking over. I've seen more and more Gen Z creators, editors, and brands take note of the rising sportswear trend set to explode in popularity before the summer. There are a few offshoots online already (think TikTok's obsession with Brazilian style and Bella Hadid's blokecore moment), but at the crux of it all lies nylon tracksuits, Adidas Samba sneakers, and brightly colored jerseys paired with designer handbags and baggy cargo pants.


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Editors, models, and influencers aren't the only ones embracing the sporty-chic trend. Thanks to high-profile collaborations between Adidas and Gucci and Asics and Kiko Kostadinov, the fútbol-meets-fashion trend has been a major moneymaker over the last few months. While a few collaborations have dominated a prim-and-proper tenniscore aesthetic reliant on diamonds, pearls, and pleated white skirts, the recent rise of sports jerseys mixed into fashion-week 'fits feels different. Maybe she's born with it. Maybe it's the fact that she's seen She's the Man starring Amanda Bynes 50 times. Either way, I'm all for it.

Ahead, shop this year's rising sporty trend that all of the cool girls are wearing—no hand-eye coordination required.

The perfect compliment to any jersey is a lace maxi skirt, naturally.

Anine Bing's sportswear logo is a lowkey favorite among the fashion crowd.

Every cool Gen Z creator is wearing a track jacket.

Move over, Miu Miu mini. I'm here for the cargo skirt resurgence.

Gucci's collaboration with Adidas is proving that sports aren't just for the boys.

This bright yellow color looks straight off the pitch.

Can you name something more fashion than a bedazzled Judith Leiber clutch? Didn't think so.

If you're itching to partake in the maxi skirt trend with an out-of-the-box style, look no further.

Jenna Ortega has this jersey, so I had to get this jersey.

Trust me, you can steal your partner's sporty top if you're wearing this pretty skirt for a non-traditional look.

The shoe of the moment would like a word.

Hailey Bieber's favorite parachute pants look good with Gen Z's sporty trend.

I'm calling it now: these yellow and black sneakers are going to be the next It shoe.

Nylon bags are an absolute essential for getting into the trend.

Fashion people love Theophilio's incredibly fun knits.

Asics aren't just for cool dads anymore.

Thebe Magugu is one of my favorite designers.