The most stylish female athletes of all time (part 1)

Sports and fashion don’t seem to be directly related, but for many athletes, they do. High-profile athletes from Maria Sharapova to Serena Williams love showcasing their fashion style on and off the field. Many of these sports stars sign huge endorsement deals, through which they can flash their fashion. Others grace the red carpets of award ceremonies and fashion shows.

1. Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova is one of the best tennis players of her generation, but in fact, she brings more to the court than talent. The tennis legend has been showing off her impressive fashion style for years with beautiful looks and amazing outfits. Sharapova is not only a pro tennis player but also a professional model.

The Russian athlete has been featured in some modeling assignments, including a feature in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has also appeared in advertisements for companies such as Nike, Canon, and Prince. Sharapova is definitely a diverse talent in the list of TIME’s 30 Legends of Women’s Tennis.

2. Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn is one of two female skiers to win four World Cup championships. Besides her dominance on the slopes, Vonn is known around sports as a multitalented athlete. She is also considered one of the most fashionable athletes in extreme sports.

Vonn was the first American female athlete to ever win a gold medal in downhill skiing (at the 2010 Winter Olympics). She is also one of six women to win World Cup races in all 5 disciplines of alpine skiing: super-G, downhill, slalom, giant slalom, and super combined. She managed to win her second Olympic bronze medal in Pyeongchang before injuries forced her to retire in 2019.

3. Aly Raisman

Aly Raisman is the captain of the United States women’s “Fierce Five” gymnastics team, winning back-to-back Olympic competitions. She also had a decorated 2016 Olympics, winning a silver medal in the all-around and floor competitions, and a gold one in the team event. Moreover, Raisman has also had a successful modeling career, including having appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2017 and 2018.

Ten Most Stylish Footballers of 2019 (part 2)

5. Hector Bellerin

In fact, when it comes to fashion, the 24-year-old Arsenal player Hector Bellerin is one of the most recognized footballers. He juggles with fashion like a supermodel, and he actually looks like one. Fashion has been a family thing for him since childhood.

6. Serge Gnabry

Enough for Paris Saint-Germain, let’s immerse in German fashion culture with the 23-year-old Bayern Munich player Serge Gnabry, who is leading a next-generation of style-conscious footballers. He not only creates amazing “Instagrammable” outfits but also takes the most stunning snapshots.

7. Neymar Jr

Neymar usually dresses like a millennial. He is deeply into street fashion and sports it like a pro by wearing printed leather jackets which make him look like a rockstar.

8. Presnel Kimpembe

Kimpembe is another young player playing with PSG. Just like Kylian, the 23-year-old footballer is both a streetwear addict and a sneakerhead. He is more into luxury brands like Gucci and Versace. He dresses like a hip-hop star and his fans love it.

9. Kylian Mbappé

In 2017, at the age of 18, Kylian Mbappé became the youngest French football player to score goals at a World Cup and became the second teenager to score in a World Cup Final after Pelé. Now, the 20-year-old star plays as a Paris Saint-Germain forward. Like others in his generation, Kylian Mbappé is a fanatic of streetwear and exclusives sneakers from high fashion brands like Nike and Off-White. He also loves to rock khaki outfits with white sneakers.

10. Keisuke Honda

The Japanese midfielder Keisuke Honda, now playing for the Australian club Melbourne Victory, is indeed a real fashion god. His Japanese background and his career at Milan, Moscow, and now Melbourne, really influenced the way how he sees fashion. He is one of the few footballers who know how to style both streetwear and elegant outfits. Therefore, Keisuke Honda surely is one of the most stylish footballers of 2019.

Ten Most Stylish Footballers of 2019 (part 1)

The present generation of professional sports players is becoming more and more style-conscious. Athletes are now using social media not only to connect with their fan fans, who are eager to learn more about their idol’s lifestyle but also to build a fanatic audience as well as to receive sponsorships.

Many footballers are now updating their most exclusive styles on social media in order to express their passion for fashion. Some of them really have good fashion skills so we list here our top ten most stylish footballers of 2019.

1. Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid

For some athletes, it’s all about branded street styles, but for other ones, it’s all about class. Sergio Ramos is a typical example of pure elegance. The Real Madrid legend knows well how to wear a suit. He’s always dressed in the chicest outfits possible everywhere he goes.

2. Memphis Depay, Lyon

The 25-year-old Lyon striker has it all – Louis Vuitton, Goyard, Fendy. He changes bags like he changes underwears. Memphis Depay is an excellent high-end fashion customer. He seems to love all types of bags from fanny packs to clutch bags, that are always branded with haute couture houses.

3. Michy Batshuayi, Crystal Palace

If you want to know what’s going to drop next in streetwear, look at The 25-year-old Crystal Palace player’s Instagram profile because he already has it. Michy Batshuayiliterally buys every latest drop of Supreme, Gucci, and Yeezy. He also has connections to get the newest pieces before anyone else. That’s the reason why he easily becomes one of the most stylish footballers worldwide.

4. David Alaba, Bayern Munich

David Alaba, the 26-year-old Bayern Munich star, knows how to style shades like no other footballer. His Instagram pictures are always a hit with a new pair of sunglasses every time. That makes him become the accessory king of footballers.

Fashion Brands endorsed by Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the highest paid athletes in the world. Forbes ranked the Portugal superstar as the third-highest paid athlete overall and the second-highest-paid football player in 2018. Here is a list of all the brands that internationally celebrated sportsman and style icon endorses.

Nike

In 2016, Nike announced a lifetime deal with global football icon Cristiano Ronaldo worth $1 Billion. It is only the third lifetime deal for the sports giant after LeBron James and Michael Jordan.

CR7 Cristiano Ronaldo Luxury Underwear

In November 2013, Cristiano in cooperation with the New York fashion designer Richard Chai and Scandinavian manufacturer JBS Textile Group, co-designed a range of underwear and sock line. CR7 represents Cristiano Ronaldo’s initials that are followed by his jersey number.

CR7 Cristiano Ronaldo Footwear

In April 2015, Cristiano Ronaldo launched a high-end yet accessible formal footwear collection, advancing his growing luxury fashion brand. CR7 Footwear delivers a range of styles and features his love of superior craftsmanship, premium quality, and modern yet classic style at the heart of the brand. Each CR7 Footwear piece is hand-crafted in Portugal by highly experienced footwear artisans and enables the style-conscious to truly step into CR7’s shoes. CR7 Footwear’s collection is divided into Basic, Premium, and Luxury collections for both men and boys with unique and varied styles including hand-sewn moccasins, trendy loafers, urban oxford shoes, real blake stitched classic derby shoes, colored desert boots, and authentic Goodyear welted styles.

CR7 Cristiano Ronaldo Blankets

In 2016, Cristiano Ronaldo signed a three-year partnership with Elite Team, an exclusive distributor of Denali® luxury sports blankets, to create an exclusive line of signature CR7 luxury blankets.

Tag Heuer

In 2014, Cristiano Ronaldo signed a personal endorsement deal with Tag Heuer, a widely-known Swiss watch brand, joining an illustrious roster of Tag Heuer sports stars and celebrities including WTA tennis champion Maria Sharapova, film actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz, World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier, Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, and 2013 America’s Cup winner Oracle Team USA.

TOP SPORTS SHOE BRANDS IN THE WORLD (PART 2)

New Balance

Referring to the New Balance shoe brand, we all will immediately think of the image of Steve Jobs, the legend of Apple, with a long black sleeveless T-shirt paired with Levi’s jeans and a 99x Gray New Balance pair of shoes, the traditional and typical product of this brand.

Using modern technology, New Balance has the ability to create beautiful sports shoes as well as compromise its using function. Following the slogan “We were born to move”, New Balance’s breakthrough has quickly approached the current fashion tastes of young people, from sports shoes to fashionable clothes.

Converse

When it comes to the word “Converse”, people will think of classic sneakers with long-lasting beauty. The brand Converse has brought its signature basketball shoes to the ring since the year 1900s. Converse is well-known in basketball history with top-notch shoes worn by sports stars such as Charles H. Taylor, Wilt. Chamberlain, or Michael Jordan.

After a long time of crisis, it was bought by Nike Corporation in 2003. However, the great image of Converse rubber shoes has ever raged on the world’s most prestigious NBA basketball court so far. Even so, the classic brand and design of Converse are still long-lasting and sold well in many countries, in which  the Chuck Taylor All Star design of Converse is a typical example.

Vans

Vans is considered the unmistakable choice of thoses who love fashion shoes. Its shoes are especially loved by skateboarders. The charm of Vans comes from its simple style, unchanged appearance, rich color palette, and reasonable price. It has classic, authentic, and unchanged designs for decades. In addition to skateboarding shoes, Vans has become more and more popular by its slip-on loafers since 1979. In 2004, Vans claimed to be owned by VF Corporation which controls 55% of the U.S. backpack market with the Eastpak, Timberland, JanSport, and North Face brands.

TOP SPORTS SHOE BRANDS IN THE WORLD (PART 1)

The most popular sports shoe brands are always competing to outdo each other with the most advanced shoe-making technology to give their customers the sports shoe that can fulfill all their requirements. Here are the top 10 most popular sports shoe brands in the world.

Nike

Nike

Nike with the spirit of “Just do it” that the world widely knows today was born in 1964 in the United States. Formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports, it was formed by William Jay “Bill” Bowerman and Phil Knight. The company changed its name to Nike in 1978, taking the name of the god in Greek mythology, a symbol of victory.

Up to now, Nike has not only been known as a successful global shoe brand but also has been considered as a symbol of American culture and style. The brand provides a full range of shoes for all sports, focusing on the technological improvements and functional optimization to best support the strong movement of users.

Adidas

Adidas

When mentioning Nike, it’s impossible not to mention its rival – Adidas. Like Nike, you can buy Adidas anywhere – on soccer fields, at schools, or in a commercial center.

“All Day I Dream About Sport” is the way Adidas interpret each letter in its name. From the very beginning, Adidas has conquered the hearts of many famous athletes and hip hop artists all over the world. Today, Adidas – the pride of Germany – is the leading brand both in sports and fashion.

Puma

Puma

As a brand that directly competes with Adidas, Puma is one of the world’s leading sports shoe brands with stores appearing in more than 120 countries. The brand is famous for bringing the best products designed for the fastest athletes. The company’s distinctive leopard logo make people look more personality.

Since 2007, Puma has gradually sold its shares to the leading French retailer – PPR (Kering Group) until officially “going home” with Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga.

Top Five Sportswear Trends For 2019

If you’re a gym-lover who constantly know about the latest fitness trends and are always ready for trying a new class, your activewear wardrobe must be equally on-trend. So let’s look at the sportswear trends which are making waves now, and update our workout wardrobes.

Whatever your fitnesswear of choice, here is the list of five sportswear trends that are set to take off in 2019.

1. Leopard Print

Animal print kept being a huge trend on the autumn/winter catwalks, and now leopard spots have also leapt into sportswear collections.

Matching a printed sports bra and leggings or pairing leopard leggings with a neon top for a pop of color are fierce ways to work the trend.

2. Strappy Detailing

In a hot yoga class or uber sweaty HIIT, the aim is mostly to wear as little as possible meanwhile still having a bit of support. Strappy sports bras are perfect option for this.

You can match an intricate bra with plain leggings to create an easy activewear update. Remember that multi-strap and lace-up details really add interest to an outfit.

3. Ballerina Style

Ballet barre classes have been hugely popular, and in the present, ballerina style is trending too.

That means wrap tops for cool-downs and warm-ups, lots of pale pink, and soft grey tones, so you can create your own way to the perfect derriere.

4. Khaki

At the other end of the style spectrum, khaki and camouflage print are the recent trends to get you pumped for brutal circuits classes.

New recruit? Start slowly with a dash of khaki. Bootcamp veteran? Go head to toe camo.

5. Florals

Do you think that floral print and sportswear don’t go together? You will change your mind once you see this season’s styles.

Dark florals are blooming this spring, with graphic and abstract prints making it easy for these monochrome pieces to style with your existing separates.

Square toe shoes, the key footwear trend of summer 2019

 

The square toe silhouette, a cross between the curved-shaped and angular counterparts, can be seen everywhere for summer 2019. This trend has been bubbling away quietly when the super strappy shoes of the decade have taken center stage.  Until spring/summer 2019, with a favorite among editors, Instagram influencers, and buyers at fashion retailers, this favorite 1990s style continues to dominate the runways again. So, how to wear the square toe shoe trend now?

Boots

Square toe boots have been dominating your social media feeds all of fall. Change your wardrobe to the warmer months with this boot style to catch up on the trend before summer begins.

  • Marques’ Almeida Square Toe Lace Up Boots ($566) 

With a bold geometric shape and an angular block heel, these boots dress up and may intrigue to any ensemble. They are wearable for many occasions, pairing perfectly with jeans or a tailored suit for daytime and a satin dress or leather skirt for a night out.

Mules

Square toe mules has become a trending silhouette that helps you wear two shoe trends in one this spring. This footwear choice is an elevated version of your traditional sandal which can upgrade any outfit. From day to night, for work or the weekends, these attention-grabbing accessories will add some personality to your wardrobe this summer.

  • By Far White Kosara 50 Leather Open Toe Mules ($354)

A must-have item for this season you can try wearing with trousers, denim cutoffs, or a pleated sundress to refresh your wardrobe.

Sandals

Square toe sandal is essential for any woman in summer. It arguably is the hottest footwear style for this season. Perfectly paired with your favorite sundress for an outdoor meal, or with shorts for a leisurely day off, square toe sandals easily transition from day-to-night.

  • By Far Square Toe Sandals ($377) 

In a trending golden hue, these minimalist sandals of By Far add some sophisticated shine to any warm-weather ensemble.

MEN’S ATHLEISURE STYLE AND TREND (PART 2)

Running Trainers

Fashion brands have paid attention to the trend that not only do people want a trainer in which they can run but also do they want to be able to wear it every day.

Adidas and Nike have successfully combined their fit-for-purpose athletic-wear products with up-to-the-minute aesthetics ones. The trainers of these famous brands offer both supreme comfort and performance. Their trainers are cool enough to pair with slim, dark wool trousers and also make you look like you’ve lost your mind.

Moreover, if you want to be full hipster, you can opt for the collaboration between Adidas and Rick Owens. Many people may consider their look ‘dark matter meets neo-futurism’ but you should just keep it simple. The Boost range of this German sports giant is stunning all-around while their Kanadia range is well worth a look, too.

Track Jackets 

Track jackets are perfect for layering and athletic usage. They are not only extremely cool but also really useful wardrobe items.

This item has come in more styles, cuts, and colors than you may have ever known what to do with. Your choices run the gamut from featherweight options for light training and warm-ups to technical apparel fit typically reserved for trekking a mountain in.

The lighter stuff which will probably get more wear may be your preference. Try a thin nylon jacket as a mid-layer over a polo shirt and under a parka, this will create a look that’s really on-point.

Think legendary British label Fred Perry, Nike’s Windrunner series, throwback nineties brands such as Fila and Ellesse, or luxury performance wear specialists like Arc’teryx Veilance or Stone Island.

Hoodies

This extra hood under your jacket can be vital for you to avoid elemental intrusion like rain as well as to make you feel like a boxer-in-training. It is also great to structure your layering with a thin hoody nicely paired with a hoodless jacket worn over the top.

 

The “Meghan Markle Effect” Emerges at Bridal Fashion Week

It is about one year after Meghan Markle married Prince Harry but the former royal wedding suit still seems to become a favorite among the world’s brides and fashion designers.

On May 19, 2018, the world watched Meghan Markle get married to Prince Harry in a minimalist silk gown with three-quarter-length sleeves, a bateau neckline, and an organza skirt with a fitted waist by the artistic director of Givenchy – Clare Waight Keller. Then, in a silk crepe gown with a high neckline by Stella McCartney, she stepped out for the reception. And now, less than one year later, this global fashion moment’s impact can still be seen in bridal designs, and recently witnessed at the latest Bridal Fashion Week in New York earlier this week. 

The impact started in October 2018, when at Bridal Fashion Week, fashion designers showed many styles and fall 2019 collections mirrored the sartorial choices of the Duchess of Sussex. Gowns by designers like Theia, Savannah Miller, Isabelle Armstrong, and Elizabeth Fillmore have marked details which allude to Markle’s classic, minimalist gown with the clean silhouette and high neckline.

And up to the current 2020 collections in New York, the Meghan Markle effect still continues.

Monique Lhuillier, an L.A.-based fashion designer who dressed Reese Witherspoon for her wedding to Jim Toth in 2011 said, “There is an influence from Meghan Markle in that some brides are looking for a clean, timeless look,” “However, a lot of brides do tend to want to be more individual in their style, hence why the versatility of a jacket or overskirt that can be removed after the ceremony is appealing to many.”

Sareh Nouri, a New York-based fashion designer who is known for her couture bridal gowns and sashes, debuted with a simple gown which featured long sleeves and a bateau neckline for spring 2020 collection.

There are many other designers chose to follow the minimalism trend meanwhile showing a bit of skin. The bridal line Nouvelle Amsale by New York designer Amsale Aberra also presented a floor-length, long-sleeve gown with a plunging neckline.