The three-stripe trackie pant is back and it’s not just because of Cheryl Cole’s latest street-wear styling for her Rankin-lensed music video ‘Ghetto Baby’. Yes there’s a very prominent PDA pair of Y-3 trackpants, but Style Hunter has been slowly spotting a comeback for the classic sports piece for a while now.
Whether on the streets, at the hippest of hipster parties and even on A-list popstars like Nicky Minaj and Rihanna in their downtime, it's an undeniable fact that – no matter how much you loved or hated them the first time round - the joggers are going to be enjoying a big style workout for 2013.
Once the naffest of the naff, adidas’ soccer pants have found new fashion fame via bloggers like Karla Deras of Karla’s Closet, Luxirare and Sandra Hagelstam of 5 Inch and Up. These girls always dress them up – never down - so that means heels are an absolute essential. Throw in some faux fur, oodles of jewellery, perfectly done hair and makeup and you're onto a surprisingly brilliant, unexpectedly chic wardrobe winner.
‘I don’t know what it is about adidas but lately I think I’ll find just about any excuse to include a piece of triple stripe into my daily wardrobe,’ Explains Luxirare. The athletic look continues well into high summer on the runways, so it's not too late to jump aboard and update your kit.
With the Originals line from adidas playing on these old favourites and a more directional collection catered for by the SLVR range, it’s no wonder that it’s not just the pants department that has a new-found fan club. The new sports luxe crew are taking back the shellsuit zip-up jacket, logo-emblazoned vests and shell-toe sneakers.
Nike is equally popular on the retro sneakers and sporty sweats front, but we've even spotted some of the coolest girls around town Le Coq Sportif and a dash of good ol' Kappa here and there. Yes, really. Scroll through the gallery below to see some adidas-based personal style pics for inspiration…