My friend and Parisian fashion go to girl Monica Brown filled me in on the look from when she was in living in Paris last year, the track pant, and well, an obsession was born. Of course the French girl is always one step ahead of us, case in point, Isabel Marant featured track pants in her spring 2012 collection that went perfectly with the coveted wedge sneaker she is well known for.
The key element clearly is how it is styled, with special attention to the shoes, which can make or break the look. The pic above features all Rag and Bone, one of my favorite lines, that have a double stripe pant that looks amazing with black booties and a jacket.
I love my black wedge sneakers with my WAYF black track pants, but for a patio party last night I wore tall black and white polka dot wedges with them instead. This pair has an awesome cuffed pant bottom and also comes in a brilliant blue, with a similar look to this Lanvin pair, but at a more modest price point. My Vince silk track pants makes athletic wear sexy with a blue contrast stripe down the outside legs, paired with my tall cage sandals--it is a great look for a night out with a silk top and a cropped blazer.
Vogue's article previewing Fall 2013 is showing that these great pieces are going to continue to be prominent into fall. In that issue, Carolyn Murphy is wearing the 3.1 Phillip Lim lambskin blue track pant with a killer ankle boot & boxy sweater, showcasing the perfect way to wear this look. Why do I love this so much? These pants are both sexy and comfortable, they show your shoes off perfectly, and you can be dressed up and down at the same time. That's a style that I can make my own.
The track pant comes in fabulous variety--in silk, suede, and leather, printed, and with a fun athletic feel that is far from the Juicy tracksuit or Lululemon attire. Its luxe, its hip, it is a new way to be a cool girl in a laid back way. Get a jump on a trend that will follow you from spring right through fall. And by the way, it's nice to be back. I missed my blog and am happy to be back writing at westfultonstreet again. Happy Friday.