Let the games begin!
Have you started prepping the face paint and stuffing your closet full of your respected team's swag yet? The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio are about to start.
Here's the thing: We're all for team spirit, however…let's be real, friends—not all Olympic gear is made with any kind of fashion-forward styling in mind. For example, a red, white and blue jacket complete with a bald eagle stamp and American flag patch is great for this particular occasion—but outside of the games, when will you have a chance to wear that bad boy (without looking like the most patriotic person on planet earth)? Case meets point.
Thankfully, this year, major fashion brands and designers have outfitted a few of the teams. Meaning, more wardrobe-friendly pieces will be available to you for wear all year-long a.k.a. it's the spirit you've been waiting for.
So without further ado, here are our favorite pieces from designer-collaborated Olympic kits.
U.S.A. x Ralph Lauren
Canada x DSquared2 x Hudson's Bay
France x Lacoste
Great Britain x Stella McCartney x Adidas
Cuba x Christian Louboutin x Sporty Henri
Sweden x H&M
Similar athletic styles are available now in stores and online.