Sports and fashion have long played off each other. Sneaker wedges are the current MVP, but there are countless other ways to give your look an athletic lift, particularly in America, the cradle of sportswear. Tommy Hilfiger immersed his spring/summer collection in nautical themes, anchored in red, white and blue. Skateboard inspiration led to jeans with shiny black tape at the ankles at Diesel Black Gold. Proenza Schouler, Peter Pilotto, Ohne Titel and other designers made liberal use of perforation and mesh, sometimes to lighten up leather for the weather. Consider it all your warmup for fall.
Check out the looks above, clockwise from bottom right:
Legacy perforated leather swingpack, $178 at coach.com.
Gray and electric blue elastic strap sandals, $49.95, at hm.com.
Mesh sporty lace-up sandal with platform sole, $70, at us.topshop.com.
Diesel Black Gold mesh dress over a one-piece bodysuit, store.diesel.com for similar.
Tommy Hilfiger collegiate-style sweater dress, usa.tommy.com, for stores.