The 2012 London Olympics began Friday, July 27, 2012 and since their commencement audiences around the world have sat on the edge of their seats, watching as athletes from 205 different countries compete for Olympic gold. With athletes such as Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin, and Gabby Douglass making news headlines for their Olympic achievements, fashionistas everywhere are feeling a need to embrace the trend of athleticism and tap into their more sporty sides. Here are a five fashionably sporty picks, worthy of an Olympic gold medal.
Michael Kors Mid- Size White Acetate and Silver Watch ($225 at Neiman Marcus)
For Olympic athletes, time is always of the essence! Keep track of time as you partake in speed shopping, with this stunning white Michael Kors timepiece. Although not quite as sophisticated as the gold and rose gold Michael Kors watches that were popular last fall, this watch is just as coveted.
Coach Bonney Sneaker ($79.99, was $118, at Macy’s)
Olympic athletes don’t train themselves; their coaches play a major role in their success. Become a fashion success in these Coach Franca sneakers, which can easily be paired with skinny leg denim and a slouchy white tee for an effortless, but chic look.
Ralph Lauren Team U.S.A. London Jacket ($165 at Ralph Lauren)
While American designer Ralph Lauren received major criticism regarding the fact that the Team U.S.A. uniforms were manufactured in China instead of the United States, one thing he can’t be chided about is the classic charm of his designs. Show off your patriotic spirit in this fitted jacket, perfect for keeping you warm on an early morning jog in the fall. You can even customize it!
Lacoste Concept Medium Vertical Tote ($95 at Lacoste)
Perfect for a date at the baseball or football stadium, this tote is the ideal bag for a sporty fashionista on the go. Available in a variety of colors, grab this bag in the color of your favorite sports team!
Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses ($149.95 at Macy’s)
For the Olympian blinded by the glimmer of all their gold medals, a good pair of shades is a necessity. Even if you don’t own any gold medals, you can still protect your eyes from the sun during your afternoon workouts with these metal rimmed aviators.