One of the top trends showcased during Spring 2010 New York Fashion Week was athletic-inspired apparel. Take for instance fashion designer Alexander Wang whose entire runway show was influenced by football. From lace-up caramel leather shorts and ribbed athletic socks, the designer put the “sport” in “sportswear” (see photos below). Photos courtesy of

In an effort to help real women translate the sporty styles seen on the runway to the real world, we enlisted the help of the players from the Chicago Red Stars. Who better to show how real women can pull off these looks than true athletes?

In addition, Zapwater joined forces with Graham Kostic, Style Editor of Chicago Social and Host of Glossed and Found to help showcase four, athletic-inspired ready-to-wear looks from GAVIN Boutique, Le Dress, Bloomingdales, and Target. Chicago Red Stars players including Marian Dalmy, Ella Masar, Brittany Klein, and Natalie Spilger were great “sports” and did an incredible job modeling.

In case you missed the segment and want to see the Chicago Red Stars in action, be sure to check out their home opener on April 17th at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL. For details, visit Jenn Lake Creative Director