March Madness: Get Sporty With Our Sweet 16 Picks

Batten down the hatches folks, because the hoopla that is March Madness is officially here. Don’t get us wrong, we’re suckers for a good pool party. Nor, come to think of it, are we opposed to hoops — preferably gold ones, if the occasion calls. And as for the big dance? Well, we loved to. But as for the bracket-weaving bonanza that seems to happen round this time, well, it doesn’t mean a whole heck of a lot to us — though we’re pretty sure we’re in the minority there.

So how to keep from feeling sidelined while your co-workers mantically monitor ESPN.com and swap high-fives over the water-cooler? Shopping, of course! Inspired by the hard-bodies that will be storming the hard-court come game time, we’ve assembled our own little dream team — a roundup of 16 athletically-inspired pieces destined for heavy rotation in your springtime line-up. From Acne’s gorgeous grey lace-ups to an all-star varsity jacket, behold your winning new uniform. Now, don’t you look like a good sport.

Images above clockwise from left; Champion Sunglasses by Carrera, $120, available at Bloomingdales; The Jasmine Dress by Lisa Fernandez, $425, available at Net-a-Porter; Grey Multilace Shoe by Acne, $295, available at Start London; Athletic Jacket by Phamous, $148, available at Pixie Market; Love/Hate shirt by Rodarte, $115, available at Opening Ceremony; Thora Drop Crotch Pants by Mike & Chris, $215, available at Net-a-Porter; Perforated leather wedge sneaker by DKNY Active, $150, available at DKNY; Black Mesh Leggings by Stolen Girlfriends Club, $172, available at Pixie Market.

Next: A neoprene bralette, Alexander Wang’s PVC duffel bag, and a Rick Owens racerback tank…

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