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BN Style – How to Wear: The Sporty-Chic Trend



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Who says sneakers, sweatshirts and joggers are only meant for the gym?

Based on Fall 2013/14 predictions, the sporty-chic or luxe-sport trend has been heating up our BN Style focus and has been dubbed one of the major trends that mixes comfort with style. The sporty-chic trend is all about a combination of sporty pieces like a baseball hat, a varsity jacket or even sneakers with other chic pieces like an LBD, a pair of leather trousers or cropped top. It’s a beautiful marriage of the sport and style world.

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With celebrities like Rihanna, Lala Anthony, Rita Ora, Beyoncé and more making the sporty look a must-have trend for female style lovers, BN Style is giving you 5 great tips on how to wear the trend.

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1. Make sure your Chic is more than your Sport
When pulling off the sporty-chic trend, it is important to wear more chic pieces than sporty pieces. If you have an overdose of sporty pieces, your look would be off balance and then you might as well head to the gym since you’re dressed for it.

You could go for a plain sweater with a chic leather skirt and booties like this chic style blogger from Lucy Pearls.

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2. You can never go wrong with a face cap.
The one sure thing we know about sporty-chic looks is that you cannot go wrong with a face cap. The face cap in sports is equal to the black pants, it goes with almost anything. You can decide to mix it up with a different colour or go casual in a regular black, white or grey face cap.

Kéla of looks laid back in a fun sport-chic outfit.
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Check out Emari Parsons ‘DOPE’ face cap in her sporty-chic look.

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3. If you’re going with sneakers, some dazzle is needed
To pull off the sporty chic look with something extra, regular sneakers won’t cut it. You need to add some bling. You could do this by buying some studs or precious looking stones, and add them on with some good old DIY.

Or you could just go Zanotti mode like Tosha Eason for
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4. Wear form fitting track pants
When it comes to rocking your sporty-chic trends with track pants, it is better to go with a slim fit. The slim fit gives you a more flattering look and makes them look more chic than sporty.

Nife of the is giving you a great style option for a cool, chic and sporty themed look.
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5. Shirts with numbers or crests are very sporty
Not in the mood for a varsity jacket, that’s fine. A simple top, sweater or blazer with numbers or crests can go a long way in making you sporty-chic look work for you. Check out Eku Edewor in her “Haters” sweater paired with a black leather peplum skirt.

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Female Rapper Mo’Cheddah took this sporty-chic look to a whole new sexy with her basketball jersey dress paired with hot white heels.Sports Inspired Chic Looks - Bellanaija - January 2014001

American R&B singer Brandy also likes to take a dip in the sporty-chic pool once in a while. Just for fun who do you thin rocked the look better? Brandy or Mocheddah?
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These 5 tips are just a tip of the iceberg, there are many other ways to rock the trend. If you have any extra tips or styling ideas, sharing is caring.

Photo Credits: Instagram: @mocheddah; @ekuedewor | | |

Jennifer is the Beauty Editor & Style Representative of Get in touch - Send an email to: beauty(at) or style(at) | Follow us on Instagram: @bellanaijabeauty OR @bellanaijastyle | Follow us on Twitter: @bellanaijastyle


  1. Great Portland Street

    January 20, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Loving Georgi’s sweater . . .Nice!

  2. mama

    January 20, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    ugly. except Eku and brandy

  3. no heart to hate

    January 20, 2014 at 2:08 pm


  4. no heart to hate

    January 20, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    for the last two, certainly is Brandy

  5. amaaa

    January 20, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    I jump and pass very soon they will tell us its ok to wear night gown, lingerie’s and PJ’s as regular day clothes all in the name of trends:p

    • Hurperyearmie

      January 20, 2014 at 2:31 pm


    • Aibee

      January 20, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Tiwa Savage already wore nightgown to Toke & Maje’s wedding dinner. Don Jazzy used to wear pajama bottoms on the red carpet (I wonder why he stopped). This sporty chic is still manageable, its that nightie own I don’t understand.

    • Newbie

      January 20, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    • truetalk

      January 21, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      loooooooooooooool @ jump and pass


    January 20, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    I don’t think the sporty chic thing is a trend. Some celeb could not be bothered one day and wore some sporty clothes with heels. #Notfeelingit

  7. Vicmajek

    January 20, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    [email protected] Savage already wore nightgown to Toke & Maje’s wedding dinner…but brandy rocked it better….mochedda tried tho..

  8. Modella

    January 20, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Nice tips..Both Mocheddah and Brandy did a nice justice to the dress

  9. rossy petite

    January 21, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Amaaa I feel u…for me its trend gone bad. Must we approve and copy evrything this celebs do out there gosh! Something is
    wrong omewhere.

  10. Kéla

    January 21, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Thanks for the inclusion- great lineup of the trend and how it can be super trendy or just right to one’s style.
    Kéla Walker

  11. sylvy

    January 22, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Lol @ jump and pass

  12. marie carter

    January 22, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Luving it all d way..mochedda killed it btw,d hEels did d justice to d sporty look.making it exactly d way it should be ‘sporty n chic’

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