Ever since we picked our favorite Spice Girl (hint: It was she with the gold tooth and track pants), we've been enamored of tomboy-ish, athletic style. Well, heads up, Sporty Spices — British chain Topshop
is doing a gold-medal job with the athletic-inspired look these days.
Following the lead of designers like Alexander Wang and Helmut Lang, Topshop's spring collection is full of active-wear details — done in a fashion-y way, of course. That means chic, cropped sweaters in lieu of beat-up sweatshirts, drawstring shorts in powder pink, and all kinds of grungy, lug-sole heels.
This gear may not be ready for the B-ball court, exactly — but it definitely satisfies our slightly more grown-up yen for sporty gear...with apologies to Mel C.'s Adidas tracksuits, of course.