Wittner was lucky enough to sit down with Fashion Blogger Nadia Bartel and speak to her about her individual style and the ever-popular Sports Luxe trend.
I think we love this trend because it means you can feel comfortable whilst still looking fashionable. – Nadia Bartel
What does sports-luxe mean to you in three words?
Sleek, athletic and stylish.
What do you consider to be the key Sports Luxe wardrobe items that every girl must-have?
The key to wearing this trend is mixing comfort with a sophisticated edge and don’t get too relaxed; pairing your tracksuits with sneakers in a no-no! Your look needs to be streamlined if one piece is oversized like a bomber jacket, pair it back with a minimal pencil skirt or leggings. My must-have items to make it work are a pair of cool athletic slides, chunky mules, wide-leg pants, leather leggings, crop tops featuring cool cutouts and a sleek bomber jacket.
Do you see Sports Luxe as reflecting a lifestyle?
You don’t actually have to be into sport to embrace the trend. The key to making it work is pairing it with the right amount of luxury. I think that we love this trend because it means you can feel comfortable whilst still looking fashionable. I think the lines between sports clothing and fashion are becoming blurred!
We can see you’re a fan of YOGA123, the famous hip-hop studio. What is your weekly fitness routine?
Yes, I am back on a fitness mission, after being very unfit for the last few years. I was really fit at school, after leaving I became too busy with University and full-time work, but it’s important to make time for it.
Do you think the Sports Luxe trend is here to stay?
I think it is. It has been around for the last few seasons, but there seems to be more of an emphasis on it this coming season, as it has a minimal and sophisticated edge. I think it suits almost any style, as you can rock the look head to toe, or you can do as I like to do and add one sporty item to your outfits, like a classic white shirt with running shorts and monochrome heels.
Nadia Bartel perfecting Sports Luxe style from day to night in Wittner shoes.