Sports Luxe at Balboa Park

The sports luxe fashion, also known as athleisure, has arisen as a trending style that combines athletic wear with high-end fashion.

The style features comfortable yet stylish clothing such as track pants, hoodies, sneakers, and bomber jackets, often made with high-quality materials and featuring unique designs.

To achieve a polished sporty look, combine select tailored items of apparel and accessories with more casual attire to curate a comfortable, yet sophisticated outfit.

One example of a well-coordinated sports luxe outfit could be the following: A pair of dress pants with a coordinating jacket; however, instead of a dress shirt, an Adidas hoodie pull-over sweatshirt. Finish off the look with clean Adidas running shoes as opposed to dress shoes or heels. For accessories, a classic metal watch, a necklace or chain that coordinates with the metal of the watch, and aviators or RayBan sunglasses; and for the ladies, a pair of metal hoop earrings.

Alternatively, choose a favorite pair of cuffed sweatpants or joggers to start, then add a luxury t-shirt. Over the top of that, add your favorite and well-worn leather biker or bomber jacket. For shoes, a pair of clean running shoes, or for the ladies, a pair of heels — and better yet if they have a pop of color that coordinates with the rest of the outfit. Finish off the look with some nice metallic jewelry, and a luxury (no-brand) baseball cap or a wood fedora and a pair of sporty sunglasses.

This outfitting style often appears as if the wearer just woke up and threw on the last items of clothing they wore from the day before. Or that they just left the gym and forgot a basic part of their business work attire on their way to the office.

Whichever the case may be, or if one dresses in this style with a keen eye toward fashion, this style is perfect for a relaxed day visiting the sites of one’s city.

For OneCollective, Balboa Park in San Diego created the perfect backdrop as a relaxed and comfortable day-out that the style needs.

Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre urban cultural park located in San Diego, California. It is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

In 1910, the City Park was renamed Balboa Park in honor of Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa, who was the first European to discover the Pacific Ocean. Many of the buildings in the park were constructed for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, a world’s fair that celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal. San Diego would be the first port-of-call on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal, and promoters wanted to secure its position among major cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The park’s cultural facilities, theaters and museums were mostly designed in a Spanish Colonial Revival style, which was popular in California at the time. Many of the buildings feature elements such as red-tiled roofs, stucco walls, courtyards, and wrought iron details and provided an amazing juxtaposition to the sport luxe styling of the reps’ first outfit of the day.