Get in on spring's chic sportif trend with Club Monaco's new crests

Club Monaco cotton “Crest” collection, starting at $29. At Club Monaco stores in Vancouver (Robson Street and Pacific Centre), Burnaby (Eaton Metrotown), and Toronto (Eaton Centre and Yorkdale).

When was the last time you saw any respectable fashion editor in sweats? For spring, Isabel Marant and Alexander Wang whipped up heather-mix French terry styles that swayed even the least sportif types to play ball.  This isn’t the first time the sweat pant and jaunty jumper trend has popped up: in the 1980’s, every self-respecting prepster sported Club Monaco’s crest sweaters.  Now, the retailer is paying homage to its heritage with the re-launch of the crest sweater as part of a demi-collection featuring a pull-on, hoodie and tee in a softly sueded wash.  While nothing is comfier than sweats, we recommend taking this look out of the usual super-casual arena.  Juxtapose the relaxed sweater with a Grecian-pleat miniskirt and laceup booties for a fashionable field day.  Next time you see someone in sweats with heels, chances are they’re part fashion pack.