Runway to Bedroom Mirror: After Hours Sportswear

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Fashion is the only arena where you can experiment without explanation. The catwalks decidedly smash barriers, unstitch formalities and deconstruct convention to give rise to a fresh and exhilarating aesthetic, that often leaves onlookers speechless.

And, in this case, even allows you to wear your school P.E kit to fashion week. (We’re assuming you were clued up, trend-wise, at 13.

Such is the allure of spring summer 2012’s sport-infused offerings; everything we witnessed on the catwalks scored undisputed goals with us. Usually the reserve of the playing field, this season brought us sportswear in an after-dark appropriate form. Suddenly neoprene, mesh and parachute straps have become soiree essentials and a neon-free you is not right.

Mix it up and make it feel unexpected by teaming a zip up dress with neon wedges, or pair a pencil skirt and brilliant white T with a nylon drawstring parka and killer heels. Quite frankly, these high performance pieces are  pitch and dance floor proof!


Jason Wu Silk-trimmed stretch-jersey dress, £920, available at Net-a-porter



Zip Up Neon-soled Wedges, £19.99, available at H&M


Orange Perspex Clutch, £35, available from ASOS Collection 


 Givenchy pencil skirt with patent detail, £495 £249, available at My Theresa


 T by Alexander Wang classic muscle jersey T-shirt, £70, available at Net-a-porter


 Thin Nylon Parka, £19.99, available at H&M


McQ Alexander McQueen Perspex detailed leather platform sandals, £370, available at My Theresa

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