Handbags - Trend Edit

How To Accessorise 'Sports Luxe' With Preloved Handbags

Athleisure, sports luxe, activewear. With a thin line drawn between the three, head-to-toe summer sportswear has undoubtedly become a trend in 2019. Brands such as Nike, Calvin Klein and Adidas have grown their inventories by 167% in the past year and celebrities such as Gigi Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski are constantly pushing the boundaries of the growing trend to new highs. Teaming tracksuits with stilettos and biker shorts with a Chanel handbag would have seemed an impossibility only a few years ago, but let's be honest, who doesn’t love the idea comfort & luxe combined? Fashion houses such as Dior, Chanel & Louis Vuitton have inspired us to demonstrate just how to encapsulate this trend with finesse. 

Here at Xupes our handbags department simply love exploring new ways to create versatility through accessorising, and whilst embracing the sports luxe trend have pulled together four outfits which are considered ‘sports luxe’ and can be accessorised effortlessly with a preloved handbag. 

Power Player

Power dressing with a ‘spin’, Chanel SS19 put a new twist on the iconic moment Linda Evangelista descended down the runway carrying that surfboard in Cycle Shorts and that sequin blue jacket back in 1991. A moment that proved that this sporty combination could be regarded as high fashion. The fashion house showcased a flurry of sporty tailoring in gorgeous pastels pastels with clutches & belt bags galore.

For this look we have teamed these leopard print cycle shorts with a caramel blazer to create a neutral colour palette. We tied this look together with our beautiful ‘Chanel Black Quilted Patent Leather Vintage Timeless Belt Bag’ 

Metallic is a Must


What would a modern take on a 70’s disco diva look like? Thank us later. 

Metallic has made a reappearance again this year. Paris fashion week gave us a shining show of dresses, tailored jogging bottoms & accessories. 

We all love a little sparkle and with brands like Gucci and Balmain we can always count on an injection of glamour to tide you over until next seasons runway shows.

Here we have paired a pearly iridescent tracksuit with vibrant blue strappy sandals. The most fitting handbag for this outfit was our eye-catching Louis Vuitton Silver Metallic Epi Leather Petit Boite Chapeau.


Combat Chic 


We were pleasantly surprised seeing the revival of utility, this time it’s boxy silhouettes combat trousers and it’s easily transitioned from day to night. 

We love all the variations of utility we have seen so far, but so far Bottega Veneta is taking the lead for this particular style must.

Keeping it simple we teamed these relaxed navy tracksuit bottoms, with a white utility jacket. To complete the look we added our Chanel Black Quilted Nylon Sports Line Backpack.   


Biker Babe


Our Final look is the versatile oversized white shirt with black cycle shorts, the sky's the limit with this pairing. Jacquems inspired us with this look when Stella Maxwell strutted down the runway with that tied up shirt and scruffy bun - you could put together so many variations of this outfit just through accessorising. 

We kept it minimal for this look with ‘mono’ when it came to colour, and chose our Fendi Mini Kan for a relaxed cross-body finish. 


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