If there’s one look designers couldn’t get enough of for Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014, it was gym-goer street style with a touch of elegance. Designers mixed classic sportswear fabrics into detailed pieces that could work at an office desk as easily as they could on a treadmill.
Runway hair and makeup followed suit. Looks were playful but not fussy. Here are some of the top beauty looks and hairstyles that are as effortless as they are chic—every fitness fanatic’s dream.
The Wet Look
This hairstyle can go one of two ways: Sleek at the roots with loose texture at the end, or damp looking ends with movement and a bit of volume.
Seen at: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Balenciaga, Marni, Rag & Bone and Topshop Unique.
Pair with: Lady-like heels no one will even guess are comfortable thanks to the elastic strap and mesh fabric.
One thick or unique headband gives a hairstyle purpose while masking any mess or flyaways post-workout.
Seen at: Dolce and Gabana, KaufmanFranco, Vera Wang and Valentino.
Pair with: A monochromatic outfit (perhaps a flowing column dress?) to keep the focus on your embellished accessories.
The Textured Updo
All you need to create this season’s messy hairstyle is some texturizing products and few well place pins. Letting a few wisps of hair escape is essential.
Seen at: Erdem, Giambattista Valli, Michael Kors, and Rochas.
Pair with: An all white outfit of classic, tailored pieces to balance out your informal ’do.
Creating a playful side braid or sleek Dutch braid masks the fact that you may be avoiding washing your hair this week. Create some volume at the root and use plenty of product to create shine and texture.
Seen at: Caitlin Power, Caras, Giles and Tatsuaki.
Pair with: Blinged-out sneakers (from Marc by Marc Jacobs) look youthful and are perfect for running around town in.
Sleek and Straight
This simple style only needs a quick flat iron and some shine boosting product to last through any physical activity. Low ponies and imperfect parts reigned supreme on the runways.
Seen at: Donna Karan, Jason Wu, Ralph Lauren and Prabal Gurung.
Pair with: A bright, neon accessory (like these Versace sunglasses) and bright lip colour to keep your look fresh and fun.
Photos: Style.com, Redken Canada, and David Webber for Moroccanoil.