"Retro Athletic" Is the Newest Trend and These Celebs Are Proof

'80s style is making a comeback!
by Cass Lazaro for Preview.ph   |  Feb 13, 2022
Image: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Instagram/sarahlahbati, Instagram/gabbi
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There’s no denying that the country-club version of athleisure is back again, as spotted on the comfy and chic ensembles donned by today’s most stylish stars. Dubbed as "Retro Athletic", the trend’s allure traces its roots back to the sartorial graces of the ‘80s, when preppy fashion coincided with fitness craze. 

Anchored by crisp whites, athletic color-blocking, flouncy skirts, and more, this look proves that grand slam style works on and off the court! Curious about this trend? Scroll away for some celeb-approved tricks to pull off fashion’s latest ‘it’ aesthetic.

LOOK: 7 Celebs Sporting Retro Athletic Outfits:

1. Kelsey Merritt

For a fun pickleball match, VS darling Kelsey Merritt opted for a pared-back cool style with a New Balance skort, white tank top, and a trusty pair of sneakers. She looks oh-so-competitive but still chic!PHOTO BY Instagram/kelseymerritt

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2. Barbie Imperial

The Kapamilya star is revered for her candy-colored outfits, so it only makes sense that her tennis club wardrobe has a similar appeal! We love how preppy she looks in a cropped polo shirt paired with a classic white shirt and a baseball cap.PHOTO BY Instagram/msbarbieimperial

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3. Sarah Lahbati

Spotted: Perennial cool girl SLG is serving some serious, fashion-forward look in an all-white set polished with a black blazer. Her pink tresses certainly made her look stand out even more!PHOTO BY Instagram/sarahlahbati

4. Sue Ramirez

What better way to turn heads than in a blinding nose of neon? Sue schools us on a thing or two about picnic outfits, making a case for masterful color-blocking with an orange pleated skirt and hot pink turtleneck.PHOTO BY Instagram/sueannadoodles

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5. Jess Wilson

The Sunnies Face co-founder elevated her sweater vest with a tennis skirt and cap, instantly giving a schoolgirl staple an off-duty athletic look.PHOTO BY Instagram/jesswilson

6. Patricia Henson

For a vintage varsity look, entrepreneur and influencer Patricia kept it effortless with a monochromatic polo-and-skirt number.PHOTO BY Instagram/patriciahenson

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7. Gabbi Garcia

Our January cover star nails the trend by injecting a dose of sugar into her athleisure: she’s one vibrant star with a bubblegum-colored tank and skirt! The white visor is one nice touch, too.PHOTO BY Instagram/gabbi

This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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