Four looks you can pull off with a tricot two-piece and your staples
Words: Buntu Ngcuka | Photography: Ian Engelbrecht | Styling: Jason Basson
Tracksuits — the tricot fabric two-piece kind — have come a long way from being part of every athlete’s pre and post-field wardrobe. Thanks to the athleisurisation of fashion, the more comfortable and casual your look is, the more on-trend you’ll be. Much like a classic suit, you have the option of wearing the track top and pants together or as separates. Not sure how to go about it? Here are four looks you should try out this winter.
Jidenna fan or no, you can still channel the classic man look with a pair of Chelsea boots and a blazer. Team them with a long-sleeved T-shirt and tricot tracksuit pants and you’ve landed yourself an eye-catching but still thought-out and complementary look.
If bright red pants seem intimidating, balance them with a sweater in a more subdued pastel shade and finish off with a white shirt and low-top sneakers. It’s the kind of look you can easily rock on the weekend to your favourite lunch spot.
This winter’s most-wanted outerwear, the puffer, is the one item that will upgrade your tracksuit pants. Go for a bomber silhouette for a sleek look and pair with a white shirt for a touch of smartness.
Stick to the full-on two-piece. You don’t need much to finish the outfit: a pair of your best sneakers and a T-shirt or button-up will do. It all comes down to the fit, which should be slim but not too skinny. The top should have a cinched elasticated waist to break up the monotonous colour and stripes look great on everyone.