Monday, November 5, 2012

Over the last few years, Stiletto Sports has become known for it’s whimsical breakdowns of Football Speak, scrumptious Game Day Recipes and Tailgating Guides, and of course, Fabulous Game Day Fashion Tips! Every year, the one of the biggest questions we are asked is: How do I make a Football Jersey Look Cute?

Well you asked for it, and here it is! The complete look book of everything you need to turn any NFL Jersey into something you actually want to wear—without looking out of place or like you are trying to hard.

 

Jerseys are, by nature, bulky, loud, gaudy, unfashionable articles of clothing. However, there is no better way to say “Go, team Go!” then a team jersey. Not to mention, if you aren’t a football lover yourself and are trying to impress someone, Guys Dig Chicks in Jerseys

7 Ways to Make a Jersey Look Cute

  1. Styling
  2. Jersey Alternatives
  3. Layering
  4. Outerwear
  5. Bottoms
  6. Accessorizing
  7. Shoes

 

STYLING:

The easiest way to make a jersey look cute is to find and buy a slim, women’s cut jersey. They are not as bulky and baggy.

If you are borrowing a jersey, try knotting it on the side or the back to help tuck the fabric (be sure to check that the knot will not damage the jersey!)

If it’s your jersey, you can even cut the jersey into a fun, funky look. But if it’s not yours, ask first. I don’t think the guy you borrowed it from will appreciate you making his jersey into a belly baring top if you are giving it back to him.

JERSEY ALTERNATIVES

Still not convinced that jerseys are for you? Try NFL Gear in jersey styles instead of actual jerseys. Nowadays, you can find an NFL Jersey in everything from t-shirts to jackets!

Alyssa Milano’s Touch Clothing Line is a great place for NFL Fan Wear as is Victoria’s Secret NFL Loves Pink Collection

My two favorite VS Pink NFL Collections are the Tailgate with Me and Pink Loves Sundays! Click the looks below to see more.

Also, Stiletto Sports has a whole NFL Team Inspired Collection of football fashion tops!

LAYERING

The great thing about fall fashion is that it’s all about layering which is great for jerseys! Throw a jersey over a coordinating long sleeve tee or a tank top. Then keep layering with fun, funky jackets or vests for extra warmth and extra fashion!

OUTERWEAR

Football. Fall. Chilly.

Make sure you have something warm and snuggly but still fun!

  • Parkas are huge for fall from bold colors to fur lined. You can’t go wrong!
  • Varsity Jackets are timeless classics that always come back for fall and are perfect for game day.
  • Capes! No, not like Batman. Some people call them Ponchos. But capes have more of a dramatic flair. They are great for snuggling under! Just keep it casual. Sure the floor length ivory Audrey Heburn inspired cape that you love to twirl in is fabulous. But not for football. If you are going poncho, please, please make it cool and not hobo-hippie.
  • NFL Team Sweatshirts

If you are wearing a jersey, stay away from big, bulky NFL Team Sweatshirts for game day. The sweatshirts are great for warmth and for team spirit but you already have the spirit with the jersey. No need to overkill it! If you are doing a jersey style alternative then a sweatshirt could be fun over the top!

Below are my fave fall Parkas. Great cuts, fur lined, striped or a lush fall color! Love it!

BOTTOMS

Cute Denim Skirts. And not uber-mini Hollister skirts. Just a simple denim skirt is always a classic look.

Cheerleader flippy skirt. Same rules apply, don’t go super short.

Skinny jeans, jeggings or leggings. I can not believe I’m saying that. But it’s true. The slim cut of those bottoms will help offset the bulky weight of the jersey. You want to stay away from boyfriend or baggy jeans.

Hot Colored Pants. For some reason the crazy 80s bright colored pants trend has made it’s way back to us. But it actually works for game day because you can pick your teams primary color and wear a jersey in either white or black to make the color pop.

 

ACCESSORIES

Game Day Accessories can take any football jersey from fourth and frumpy to first and fabulous!

5 Best Ways to Game Day Accessorize:

  1. Jewelry
  2. Hair
  3. Bags
  4. Hats
  5. Scarves

Because there are so many ways to accessorize, we created a whole second Look Book just for Game Day Accessories! Go here to learn more! (Coming Soon!)

Accessory Tips:

  • Choose big, bold, pops of  color using your teams signature colors.
  • Pick whimsical pieces like a Lion, Tiger or Bear pendant to show love for your team’s mascot
  • Avoid rings. When clapping your fingers will swell up a bit and make them uncomfortable
  • Utilize the seasons hot trend of Cross Body bags for game day for extra security at a stadium or tailgating. This keeps your bag on you at all times but keeps your hands free!
  • Keep your hair in a low maintenance, casual style and use headbands, feathers and hair accessories in your team colors!

FANCY FOOTWEAR

If you are going to make a jersey look cute, you need to complete the look head to toe. In case you missed it, this site is called STILETTO Sports. So it pains me to not do a feature on the hottest heels to wear. But as a Game Day Princess myself, I know heels and tailgating = very bad idea.

Lucky for us, flat boots and wedges are huge for fall!

But, if you happen to be watching the games indoors, well, then there is no reason that you can’t be fabulous while watching football!

WEDGES:

Go with a football or sports inspired look. Even the harness laced up styles look football chic. Or go with a bold color statement.

The Wedge Busters
Tsubo, Sam Edelman, Jeffrey Campbell, Tory Burch

BOOTS:

Flat, cowgirl, slouchy, knit, furry over the knee! So many styles to choose from, only 17 weekends to wear them all!

The Kicker Is…Boots!
UGG, UGG, Sorel, Sanuk, Roxy, UGG, Sam Edelman

FANCY FOOTWORK

I just couldn’t resist a few heels! If you are like me, sometimes you just can’t do flats! And just because you are watching football doesn’t mean your feet can’t be fabulous!

Keep heels minimal. Ankle bootie styles work best!

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What other tips do you have to make a Game Day Jersey look cute and fashionable? Let me know in a comment below or on Facebook!

You may wonder why I didn’t mention the Pink Women’s NFL Jersey collection. There is great debate over whether to Pink or not to Pink for Game Day. While I think they are adorable, at the same time (and I can’t believe this is me saying this) I actually think that if you are going to do a jersey, you might as well do it in the teams colors!

Need more Game Day Fashion? Don’t forget to check out the Complete Football Fashion Week Series with dozens of Game Day Looks!

 

 

 

 


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1 Response

  1. Zach Said,

    You could just wear the jersey, and nothing else.

    Posted on January 4th, 2012 at 6:15 pm



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