Big Girl in a Skinny World: Sports-Inspired Style

Get worked up over these sports-inspired pieces for spring. MC's plus-size style expert Nicolette Mason picks her pulse-racing faves.
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Get worked up over these sports-inspired pieces for spring. MC's plus-size style expert Nicolette Mason picks her pulse-racing faves.
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Are you as excited as I am to finally say buh-bye to winter? To get in the proper frame of mind for spring, I'm stocking up on sporty looks that take their cues from the playing field. Fashion types call it sportif, and it was all over the runways this season, from Richard Chai's "tennis dresses" to game-ready styles by up-and-coming label Ashish. I love this trend, in part because it's especially flattering on big girls, with its comfy shapes and forgiving fabrics. So rock your inner athlete with varsity stripes, jersey textures, and neon details. For more fashion finds, be sure to check out my blog, nicolettemason.com, and follow me on Twitter @nicolettemason.
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BAG $685, 3.1 Phillip Lim; (212) 334-1160.
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"Color blocking is huge this season. Perk up your favorite outfits with vivid hues that scream, I'm here!" SANDALS $725, Chrissie Morris at Kirna Zabête; (212) 941-9656.
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NECKLACE $860, Marni; marni.com.
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TOP (up to size 3X), $59, Vince Camuto; vincecamuto.com.
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SKIRT (up to size 24), $70, Eloquii by The Limited; eloquii.com.
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SUNGLASSES $410, Marni; modaoperandi.com.
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BACKPACK $495, DKNY; dkny.com for stores.
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SHOES $625, Alexander Wang; (212) 977-9683.
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SHORTS (up to size 24), $55, Eloquii by The Limited; eloquii.com.
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SHIRT (up to size 3X), $99, Two by Vince Camuto; vincecamuto.com.
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"Could anything be cooler or more authentically American than a varsity jacket paired with denim?" JACKET (up to size 22), $119, ASOS Curve; asos.com.
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SKIRT (up to size 24), $116, Carmakoma; carmakoma.com.
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