If Cara Delevingne was reading my blog, she would love this outfit. I know I have been off the track for a month because of work but hey! I'm literally back on it and it's time to turn our attention to something a little more sunshine-appropriate! :)
 I've only just dipped my toes into the trendy pool of sports luxe recently and obviously, I still have to get my head around how to pull it off but this Adidas Originals' collaboration with The Farm Company has given me the little push I needed. 
 Just like monochrome and the LBD, some trends have serious stamina. None are more comfortable and infused with I-don't-care cool than sports luxe. A quick scan of my favorite blogs, boutiques, magazines and celebrities, it is clear that the current trend is a relaxed one, especially this summer. Want proof? Nicole Richie wears it. Vogue writes about it. Bloggers pose in it and designers are selling it. Sports luxe has well and truly crossed over from gym to malls and what seems to be one of the biggest fashion trends in 2014. Tights, varsity jackets, jerseys, and Nike flyknits are now just as common at a fashion week front row as they are at your local Fitness First.
I am never the type of person who loves printed coordinates but enter Adidas Originals' latest collaboration with Brazilian label The Farm Company and bam! Change of heart! This Rio de Janeiro-based brand has been a hit in South America since it first launched in 2007, and for good reason, considering its signature colors and prints.
The collaboration created a vibrant streetwear feel to the popular sports pieces. With their Topshop x Adidas collaboration that set the fashion world on fire just a few months ago, here's another bombastic collab.  How timely that they teamed up with Brazilian brand Farm for a Spring/Summer 2014 collection knowing that the World Cup is just weeks away. Oh how I wish I could go to Brazil and wear this outfit. 
I don’t know about you, but I’ve literally never seen prints so vibrant that they actually seem to scream and shout in your face. I have been wanting to purchase this set since summer started. When I went to Bangkok earlier this month and saw this it in Siam Center, the need outweighed the want. The four exclusive prints developed by The Farm Company facilitate the blurring of lines between sport and street style with effortless ease. That's why I couldn't help but get obsessed!! I love how the loose fitting crop top can easily be styled to kill with an oversized jacket, mirrored shades and sliders.
Sporty chic has made a huge impact on street style and on my life. Having to wear corporate clothes 5 days a week, rocking the sports luxe trend serves as a breather for me. Also, it’s about time that a more sartorially informed element came into play with the world of sporting gear, so kudos to Adidas and The Farm Company for making a groundbreaking start to a new street style revolution that’s equal parts loud and just too cool. I’m not normally one to voluntarily wear sporty gear (my friends know that) but this will have to be an exception.
The lookbook of the collab was shot on the beach (here) and with that, the collection clearly boasts a versatile aesthetic that even works on the beach. In fact, I may not need lots of beach outfits for summer. I might just stick to this!
Personally, this look hits the nail on the head perfectly with the mix of feminine summery prints and a mannish vibes.
When my Sunday morning mind can't decide what to wear, what look do I turn to? Sports luxe. Early morning coffee with a friend and can’t be bothered to wear make up? Sports luxe. Overslept on a holiday? Sport luxe. To clarify, sports luxe doesn’t necessarily mean dirty gym clothes that you have ACTUALLY worked out in. No, sports luxe may be comfortable and seemingly effortless but, similar to those #nofilter or "bare naked" beauty looks we all love, this trend requires finesse and a lot of inner confidence. I am just so fortunate that some collab like Adidas x Farm decided to work together and create the ultimate marriage of sexy and sporty, complete with youthfulness and tongue-in-cheek vibes too. 
WEARING:
Adidas Originals x The Farm pineapple top
Adidas Originals x The Farm pineapple bottom
Black sliders from Zara
Rose gold necklace "Elizabeth" in Arabic from Dubai

Photos by:
Andie Javelosa

ANNOUNCEMENT:
 

Whether you're a fashionista, a foodie, a traveller, a techie, or a musician, or none of the above,  you ought to be part of this. It is a volunteer-ran event that highlights Cebuano culture, lifestyle and the people. It will be a niche for everyone. It will run for 36 hours from 9am of May 31 to 9pm of June 1. #HYPERCEBU will bring you to an exclusively Cebuano Food Festival and Bazaar, to Cebu's very FIRST Bloggers Meet, to a rave party and of course to ground us all, #HYPERCEBU is also a charity event. It is in partnership with JCI CEBU (Cebu Jaycees) and  iLearners, which helps rural elementary schools across Cebu, fighting illiteracy and ignorance.

I will be having a booth there to sell my pre-loved clothes/pre-loved shoes and I hope my Cebuano readers could come!! I will probably post some of the clothes online for everyone to get a sneak peek on what's in store. Fresh from my wardrobe, all are in good condition, some were only used once or twice. Some were bought in America and some were bought in Europe. Quality guaranteed. Affordable price ;)


BRANDS:
Zara
Topshop
Dorothy Perkins
Mango
Stardivarius


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