Sporty Gear Inspired by the Sochi Olympics

What do we think of at the beginning of a new Olympic season? Sport-inspired fashion, of course. Thankfully for all of us, sporty style has been on the rise for a few seasons, and made a major debut for spring. We're talking neoprene by the yard, piping, zipper details, safari jackets, colorblocking and primary colors to spare. 

What's the best way to incorporate a little competitive sporting love into your wardrobe without looking like a beer-guzzling fanboy at the game? Think chic and understated. Sport the colors of your team or your country in a sensational digital print or as a subtle stripe. Though not always office-ready, you can definitely get your neon on during the weekend in a pair of Marc by Marc Jacobs sneakers.

Mesh can be difficult, but there's no denying its inclusion in the sporty mix. Keep the weave tight, wear it with layers and you'll be surprised what you can do with it. Take a cue from our Sochi-inspired shopping roundup below.