Style Sportif Launch

Style Sportif Launch

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As some of you already know, I started My Girls On Tour to share my stories and experiences of life on the professional tennis tour…So I am super excited to have been invited to go this Saturday to Tie Break Tens held at the Royal Albert Hall- I won’t just get to see some of my favourite players play (some of whom have just won the Davis Cup this weekend), but I am also interviewing one of the world’s most famous players for My Girls On Tour! Eeek!

¬†I can’t wait to share it all with you soon ūüôā But before we get on to some serious tennis, I first wanted to talk about my time at the launch of the brand new fashion/fitness brand Style Sportif – an online market place that brings together some of the most famous names in sport fashion – to give us ladies some seriously stylish activewear, to not only feel good, but ¬†to also look good whilst we are training! Or in my case, tree hugging, as I try to hold myself up after slowly dying from 5 minutes of slow running…

From super colourful leggings from Lexie Sport and Laurie Nouchka, to crazy sock designs from Move Active, chrome tops from SukiShufu and the bold very chic looks from Gymluxe, Style Sportif has a great range of stylish pieces that transition from sportswear to fashionable daywear.  At the launch, I loved looking at all the designs and I especially loved the London printed leggings and the street style pieces from Beth Richards!

The lauch was held at a very cool venue called Lights of Soho, which was just opposite where London Fashion Week had been held. The room was adorned with the coolest neon signs and riskee photographs, there was music, original cocktails on demand, Instaframs and goodie bags filled with all sorts of treats, from Coconut juice to Epoch pick me up scrub. A fashionista’s heaven!

It was in the evening and so I decided to wear black Guess Jeans, black heels and a backless sequin top from All Saints, that is perfect for events. It makes jeans look more formal and also swishes around as I walk, so it makes me feel like Cinderella – without the fear of tripping over my long ball gown.

Before Style Sportif I used to wear an oversized t-shirt and baggy sweats to do fitness in, but after seeing so many cool activewear designs I am starting to seriously re-think my poor training fashion choices…How about you, what do you guys like to wear when you work out?

So here are some pics and videos from the event.

Happy Monday everybody!

Abi xxx

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Pin Stripped Tartan Jacket for Golf

Pin Stripped Tartan Jacket for Golf

So my boyfriend is a great golf player and so when it was sunny the other day in London, I agreed (reluctantly) to accompany him to the golf club so that he could practice some shots at the driving range. Sitting there is never fun, so I had a quick go and actually was pretty fun. Tell me what you think of my new swing! Haha

It is quite funny how sports clubs can often be more strict on dress code than a Mayfair nightclub. Even at school we weren’t allowed on the tennis courts if we weren’t dresses head to toe in white. My uncle once got turned away because he was wearing white socks and was forced to buy a new pair with a “more suitable” color. This was the case even though he was the¬† golf club’s President! Another one of my friends had a to buy a whole new outfit for a date she was asked on to a golf course. So, it was naively that I went on to put on my pair of very smart grey Nike running track trousers and sneakers. Huge mistake. To a golf club, you never wear a tracksuit :/ , or shorts, or jeans – Jeans I understand, but the others…It just doesn’t really make any sense – I know golf is quite sedentary, but it is a sport right?! I started to re-think my decision to go…

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So having looked through all my things and having no Chinos (because really how many girls do!), I decided on my new baby blue trousers, which are jean (also forbidden), but don’t really look like jeans and a white crochet top, slip ons. Finally, as I wasn’t going to really be playing myself, I combined it with a grey pin stripped jean jacket, which is adorned inside with Tartan fabric. After all the Scots do have the most famous courses in the world right? What I love about the jacket is the detail in the buttons and I tend to refer to it as my “Michael Jackson jacket” with “all them zippers”. What do you think about sports and etiquette? Do you think it prevents a whole swathe of the population from participating? Do you think that these dress code rules are meant though for that? Or is it necessary in order to prevent people playing in the wrong kit, injuring themselves and damaging the greens?

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WEARING:

Blue Amelie Super skinny Jeans –¬† RIVER ISLAND

Printed Leather slip-ons with track sole – ZARA

Charm Bracelet – THOMAS SABO

Multi Button Pin Strip Jean Jacket with Tartan Lining – PEPE JEANS (Sold out)

Lace top  РH & M (sold out)

Diamond Bangle – MACY’S NEW YORK