Sportswear-inspired gear might just be the best idea the fashion industry has had in a while.  It's comfy, can be chic and shows just a bit of attitude.

Here's how to incorporate sportswear-inspired pieces into your wardrobe. Even for work.

Nylon

The ideal fabric for autumn, nylon might just become your new favourite fabric.

Add a light-weight nylon jacket over a high-waisted pair of black jeans, pair it with lace-up boots or velvet heels for a sporty-inspired look.

Shop them at H&M:

Jacket, R799 (in pink and black):

Black vest, R629

Sweatpants

No longer just for the couch, we are now seeing them re-introduced, worn with heels and white shirts.

We especially LOVE these classic ones by adidas:

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Sneakers

Do tennis chic without even breaking a sweat.

Buy this pink pair with ribboned laces from PUMA stores, Sportscene and selected retailers nationwide for R1 699:

Wear it with this ruffles lace dress, R269,99 - coming to selected MRP stores 27 March:

Sweatshirts

Pair a sporty-inspired or actual sports jersey with a smarter item for some fun juxtaposition.

Mellow yellow

Yellow-tinted sunglasses are swinging once again.

Shop this lovely round pair from Ray-Ban:

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