The origins of the tracksuit are in vigorous aerobic activity, conjuring images of Jane Fonda and her muscular assistants glistening with perspiration in 1980s workout videos, and Melanie C. – A.K.A. Sporty Spice – wowing the 1990s with her high kick, all in the name of girl power.
Conversely, such an item of clothing holds connotations of extreme laziness, something to be worn on the most luxuriously lethargic of occasions, when refusing to leave the house and gorging on junk food is the only feasible option for the day. Rather than heading to Sports Direct to purchase your loungewear, we would suggest splashing out on this cashmere and silk blend tracksuit by Olivia von Halle, the most opulent iteration of the two-piece you’ll ever wear – and it’s as well suited for airports, dinner dates, hell even ballrooms, as it is for the sofa. Just be extra careful not to drop that greasy slice of pizza down the front.