Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Who What Wear: It's Tricky, it's Tricky (Tricky) Tricky (Tricky)


‘It's Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that's right on time….’

Yeah I am busting out Run-D.M.C’s It’s tricky. They are one of my favourite icons when I think about the tracksuit trend.

Tracksuits dropped around the 1970s with velour and terry cloth being the fabric of choice.

It’s spring 1979, and these faux-jogging ladies i are enjoying the plush caress of head-to-toe velour. (Nordstorm catalouge)

With the rise of hip hop and break dancing, the shell suit amassed a cult following. Bold colours and nylon were in.
Run DMC 80s Hip Hop
Enter Run DMC, Adidas superstar shell toes and tracksuits were a thing. To be honest I still think they are a fashion classic today.

Over time the fabrics and styles of the ‘track suit’ have changed. In the 90s artists like Jlo, Missy Elliot, Brittney Spears and Sport Spice re-ignited our love (or hate) for the classic athleisure. I never really got into the velour trend. I'm a highly tactile person and the feeling of the fabric kind of freaks me out.
Paris Hilton 90s-00s

JLo when she was Jenny from the block

One thing is for sure that I can’t argue with is the comfort level. I am still trying to figure out how to style it for work. Some how I don’t think I will be able to get away with that any time soon. I'm not sure if I carry the same swag as the Run DMC crew but I gotta love the Adidas classic (this one's with a twist).

Love the details on the back of this jacket. 

||Outfit details || 
Adidas tracksuit: Playtpus Canberra Outlet 
Heels: Tony Bianco

Having just come back from NYC, it was obvious that the nylon tracksuits is having a resurgence. High street stores had whole sections dedicated to them. I love the bold colour blocks, but you just need to remember not to get too close to a fireplace!

Are you keen on this trend? Or would you prefer to forget the past? I'm also curious to know who you think had some of the iconic 'trackie' moments of the past.


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