It’s no secret that Beyoncé’s into her basketball, she’s regularly spotted courtside supporting the Brooklyn Nets and has championed the Chicago Bulls on more than one occasion – who could forget that sequin vest? One of the key focuses of Ivy Park, Beyoncé’s new activewear label, is basketball-inspired pieces, from oversized slouchy shorts to logo tank tops and mesh V-neck tees. Want to try the trend for summer ’16? Here’s four of the key basketball pieces and how to style them…
If you’ve seen Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Feeling Myself’ video, you’ll know that she’s a fan of a logo bodysuit – it was her pillar box red Chicago Bulls number that inspired the Ivy Park slogan styles. Channel Beyoncé and wear it as a solo piece to take on a dance class or layer under slouchy denim and a sweat for a laid-back weekend look.
THE MESH TEE
A nod to the classic basketball kit with sporty stripe detailing and a statement logo, the oversized tee has been reimagined for Ivy Park in a cool mesh fabric. Wear it over a bra top and leggings on your way to a workout or with a pleated midi and box-fresh trainers for an easy 24 hour look.
THE JERSEY SHORTS
A favourite of pro basketball players when they’re between games, the jersey shorts are your new loungewear (and occasional workout) item of choice. Do a grey marl pair with a matching logo sweater and kicks for a chilled out look, or work them into your everyday wardrobe with a crop top and tailored trench coat for pared-back, minimalist vibes.
THE TANK TOP
Referencing traditional basketball jerseys with a slouchy, oversized style and drop armholes, the logo tank is the ultimate piece for simple, day to day styling. Choose it in place of a plain white tee and wear with skinny jeans and a leather jacket or match it with jersey shorts and a logo hoody.