Trend watch: Sportif style

A model poses at the Nicole Miller Spring

A model poses at the Nicole Miller Spring 2012 fashion show. (Getty) (Credit: A model poses at the Nicole Miller Spring 2012 fashion show. (Getty))

Athletic gear isn't just for the gym this season.

Sporty styles cascaded down the spring 2012 runways at Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone and Nicole Miller - to name a few - making a statement that casual is the way go to.

We're not talking literal workout clothes here - many of spring's top styles take inspiration from activewear and add feminine touches in the form of cut, color and atypical prints. Pieces can also be paired unexpectedly - try a cropped sweatshirt and a pleated skirt or a track jacket over a girly frock.

Tags: Style , sporty , julie Gordon

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