Get ready to drop everything and cancel all your plans — the Olympics are back. Whether you watch to see Hong Kong go for the gold or just to feel like you’re participating in a global spectacle, this is an event we all look forward to.

This year, the games kick off with the opening ceremony on 5 August in Brazil’s most famous city, Rio de Janeiro, a city that’s known to push the boundaries of fashion in their own unique way. You can never be too bold in Rio, so we felt inspired to create some exciting outfits for you to support the Hong Kong teams in. From cycling to table tennis, here are the sports our beloved SAR will be competing in, and the outfits you should be wearing to watch the Olympics in style.

1

Swimming

These days, one-pieces are anything but boring. From eye-catching prints to vivid colours, even the bathing suits at the Olympics are bolder than ever before.

Make a statement with this Eres one-piece that doubles as a body suit, and style it with MSGM’s complementary skirt. Finish it off with gladiator sandals and a leather jacket for a trendy ensemble.

Get the look: Saint Laurent jacket (HK$39,900), Eres bathing suit (HK$3,973), MSGM skirt (HK$2,470) and Miu Miu sandals (HK$9,300).

2

Table tennis

Table tennis has never been a fashionable sport but with this look, watching the game couldn’t be more stylish. Just leave the tennis shirt and unflattering shorts in your closet and instead wear a sporty yet cute look.

Miu Miu’s fun and flirty top is a fashion-forward version of the traditional shirt, which is further elevated by Gucci’s tennis skirt. Style your outfit with an oversized bomber jacket and sleek white sneakers to boot.

Get the look: Sacai jacket (HK$6,730), Miu Miu top (HK$4,225), Gucci skirt (HK$4,600) and Common Projects sneakers (HK$3,680).

3

Cycling

We can’t think of anything less fashionable in sports than a pair of cycling shorts. The awkward length and unflattering prints don’t really bring a look together.

Yet Magdalena Butrym knows how to create a stylish ensemble with this cycling-inspired shirt. Match it with Chloé’s minimalistic shorts and top it off with a trendy belt bag and sleek sandals that match.

Get the look: Magdalena Butrym shirt (HK$5,870), Chloé shorts (HK$4,695), Gucci bag belt (HK$12,000) and Giuseppe Zanotti Design sandals (HK$7,550).

4

Badminton

Badminton has always been less appreciated than tennis — and so have the outfits. Those tacky shirts aren’t exactly flattering, to say the least.

But you can still get creative with a sporty and chic ensemble. Acne Studios’ sweatshirt and Stella McCartney’s shorts are a match made in heaven. Just give your hair the finishing touch with Jennifer Behr’s hair tie and finish it off with Avec Modération’s fuzzy sandals.

Get the look: Acne Studios sweatshirt (HK$1,700), Stella McCartney shorts (HK$3,900), Jennifer Behr hair tie (HK$1,735) and Avec Modération sandals (HK$2,370).

5

Fencing

There’s not much to say about fencing when it comes to style. The ill-fitting suits aren’t really what we call a sight for sore eyes.

Still, let the sport inspire you with Tabula Rasa’s statement jacket and Stella McCartney trousers. Keep it casual with a sleek t-shirt and all-black sneakers for a memorable look.

Get the look: Tabula Rasa jacket (HK$9,520), Frame t-shirt (HK$745), Stella McCartney trousers (HK$6,110) and Common Projects sneakers (HK$3,400).

Tais Elize
Taïs Elize is a half-Dutch half-Surinamese fashion model who has been travelling the world for more than a decade. As a stylist, Taïs believes fashion isn’t about the overall collections; rather, it's about admiring the individuality of each piece and appreciating the beauty that lies in the details. Follow @taiselize on Instagram.