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Tennis season has arrived, and everyone from pros to amateurs is flocking to the open courts to compete — or for #ootd photos. However, of late, the tennis style has gone off the court and inspired us all to wear the outfit.

You’d think after a few years of lounging in sweatpants we’d be ready to say goodbye to sports, but the spring of 2022 has seen active wear take off. Designers present tennis-inspired pieces that are stylish for both play and work, from the Bottega Veneta to Dior to the recent Chanel Cruise show in Monte Carlo. And the trend has also flowed into the fashion market, offering shoppers a collection of performance tennis capsules (by-) as well. Michael Kors has teamed up with Italian luxury sports label Ellesse for a capsule collection featuring modern 70s athletic style, and Paris brand Casablanca recently collaborated with Italian jewelery house Bulgari on a tennis-inspired capsule collection.

Whether you’re thinking about picking up a racket, have booked your court time or just want to see the parts, read on for the coolest tennis-style cuts to serve on and/or off the court.

Kate Spade Bag, $248, katespade.com

Kate Spade Bag, $248, katespade.com SHOP HERE

tote bag: Carry your training kit (and post-match gear) in this roomy carry case from Kate Spade’s new tennis collection. The printed PVC tote features a Saffiano faux-leather lining and includes a removable tennis ball-shaped pocket for storing your smaller items. It would look perfect for sitting courtside or at the edge of the lunch table.

Mango sweater, $70, thebay.com

Mango sweater, $70, thebay.com SHOP HERE

Warming sweater: This striped pullover is an easy layer to put on if you’re running to your morning workout and, with its polished polo collar, it’s also a stylish outfit to pair with wide-leg jeans and ballet shoes if you’re heading to the office.

Visor Aritzia, $20, aritzia.com

Visor Aritzia, $20, aritzia.com SHOP HERE

protector: Keep the top of your head cool and breezy while keeping the sun out of your eyes with this adjustable cotton eye protection. The interior mesh sweatband also means you don’t have to worry about wiping off sweat after every spot.

Nike sneakers, $135, nike.com

Nike sneakers, $135, nike.com SHOP HERE

Tennis shoes: You know how we feel about the versatile white sneakers at The Kit. These shoes look stylish with everyday wear, but these Nike sneakers are designed to take you around the court with ease. With the brand’s Zoom Air technology, these shoes act like stepping stones, helping you stay steady and light on your feet. The molded rubber provides durability, the padded collar provides comfort, and the breathable fabric helps keep your feet cool and fresh as you play with matches.

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Lacoste dress, $175, altitude-sports.com SHOP HERE

Little white dress: Look like a pro on the court in this white criss-cross dress from Lacoste. Featuring a quick-drying jacquard fabric, soft shoulder straps and integrated shorts made of compressive fabric, this one-piece provides comfort and flexibility. Pair it with a denim jacket for a “rest” day.

Lululemon Skirt, $88, lululemon.com

Lululemon Skirt, $88, lululemon.com SHOP HERE

tennis skirt: Available in nine colors and prints (and a choice of two lengths), this Leylah Fernandez-approved tennis skirt is ideal for the court as well as for running. It’s made from a super lightweight, quick-drying material to keep up with your rallies, and has two pockets to stash your phone or tennis ball, as well as integrated shorts, so you can dive after the ball worry-free.

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Michael Kors x Ellesse shorts, $98, michaelkors.ca SHOP HERE

Retro shorts: Inspired by the iconic 70s athletic style, these Michael Kors x Ellesse shorts in Ellesse’s signature red and orange palette look great to wear. But with their soft organic cotton blend fabric and stretchy waistband, they’re also ideal for lounging at the cottage or pool all summer long.

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Renée Tse is editor of The Kit Chinese edition, based in Toronto. She writes about beauty and fashion. Contact him by email: rtse@thekit.ca

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