Separating glamour from active wear is not always a good idea, especially when it makes us miss out on exciting outfit ideas. Sportswear lovers will certainly appreciate the fashion-forward approach of the House of Laurel brand which highlights the hottest season trends in the 'Athletenique' collection for spring/summer 2012.

A delightful selection of some of the hottest trends, breath-taking femininie pieces all in a subtle sporty perspective are just some of the fabulous elements that make the House of Laurel 'Athletenique' spring 2012 collection a beautiful representation of the season's hottest style perspectives. With no detail neglected and several bold vibes that add a modern vibe to the looks, the lookbook can easily serve as a fashion and style bible of the warm months.

Color-blocking can be a great starting point for an exciting outfit, but putting a number of different bold tones in creative combos can prove an even better choice. Eclectic tonal merges and combos and prints that go beyond the mainstream alternatives are just some of the effects that make the looks impossible to ignore. Various dress styles, bold cut-outs and unexpected textural touches make the looks oh-so-fab and a terrific source of inspiration at the same time.

The wide selection of dresses that range from short and fitted to long and flowy are the perfect examples of the power a fabulous piece can have in defining our look. A polished put together look can consist of a glamorous dress and the statement piece will vastly eliminate the need for extra effort for a seductive look. For those who don't mind showing off their features and taking a little risk, daring cutouts and revealing sheer touches can prove an excellent alternative.

Dresses are not the only hot pieces of the collection, despite the fact that they make up the largest part of the collection. Vibrant toned high waist flared pants or fabulous shorts are also exciting alternatives worth considering. With all the emphasis on statement pieces, the importance of accessories is far from being forgotten. Silhouette enhancing thin belts, fabulous colored sandals or statement chunky necklaces and cuffs prove to be excellent options for completing the glam sporty outfits presented by the brand.

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