jeansSports and fitness are playing an important role in influencing this season’s fashion trends. From slub cottons and sweatshirt fabrics to materials like stretch spandex (for that second-skin look), designers slashed, seamed, and tailored their pieces to include references of everything from football to scuba diving. Here’s where to find the right pieces to help build your own look:

  • Slouchy, drawstring-waist pants are the pant for spring. Choose a version banded just below the knee, like sueded-silk cargo capris by Maggie Ward in lilac or navy (pictured in beige), or Elizabeth and James’ City Slicker version in slate silk.

Maggie Ward capris, $209, Delish Demure, 8000 E. Belleview Ave., 303-740-1100, Elizabeth and James City Slicker pant, $265, Moxie, 5936 S. Holly St., 303-694-0773,

  • Taking its style cue from scuba gear, a colorblock dress with ribbed side panels and exposed zipper front is the perfect body-conscious item for the season.
Rag & Bone dress, $355, A.Line Boutique, 5375 Landmark Pl., 303-773-8200,
  • Made to look like heathered sweatshirt fabric, Alexander Wang’s stretch-jersey vest with cutout back is definitely too sexy for the gym.

Alexander Wang vest, $620, Nordstrom, 2810 E. First Ave., 720-746-2424,

  • If you’re looking for a closet addition that’s on-trend but not too basic, go for an LNA Graphic geo-mesh T-shirt or Michael Stars’ off-the-shoulder-style slub tees, available in a wide assortment of colors. Both have just enough of a contemporary vibe to easily take you through the entire summer.

LNA Graphic geo-mesh T-shirt, $92, Evey K Boutique, 200 N. Quebec St., 303-364-0903, Michael Stars off-the-shoulder T-shirt, $70, Rebel, 5910 S. University Blvd., 720-283-1004,