By Marcie Everhart
Dressing for Game Day is super challenging! One – you gotta show your TEAM SPIRIT, but doz Crayola crayon colors! I know, that orange is not in anyone’s color wheel, sister. But with all these kids running around doing their sports and school activities that we get dragged to, we’ve got to master the skills of Theme Color Dressing lest we end up looking like the mascot. Two – You gotta be ready for anything to happen. Storm delay? Did you forget your rain poncho? And temperatures that swing wildly from the blazing 100s in September (and it’s 15 degrees hotter near the turf!) to the bone-chilling sub-zeroes of January (if your team is so lucky to still be playing then). And three – walking. Lots of walking could be involved. Leave the Manolos at home.
We gotta focus, ladies! And get our game face on! We gotta look cute in downright IMPOSSIBLE situations. Let’s do this!
Like a lot of fashion situations in life, it’s about layers. Put a hooded sweatshirt UNDER the fan jersey, so your colors still shine forth. Match the hoodie color to a slimming side stripe for extra points. Look for mesh panels in your sports apparel selections for air circulation for early season, knowing that you can layer later as the season progresses. And boots. Think of that additional layer of warmth!…the taller the better.
A plaid flannel wrap in your team colors — score!
And finally…just don’t over-think this. Find some old-school, flare-leg jeans with the knees busted out (that take you right back to the 70s), chop the hem with your own scissors, throw on some Chuck Taylors and it’s perfect. Get out in the sunshine and play.
The Real-Real Behind the Scenes
Half-time was invented for you to get outside and have your own quick game of catch.
A Little Background Music
Haha. Rockin’ Randall Hank.
I bought my lace-up, Vikings-wench jersey a few years ago when the design was about being a Girl Viking! Now all the teams have various lace-up designs, very rakish, whether you’re a Buccaneer Girl Pirate or a fan of one of those bird teams. Haha, jk.
Layer with any plaid shirt, large scarf, shawl, cardigan or kimono. Just hunt down your team colors.
I found this wonderful link that helps to sort out when to wear white jeans and when to wear black with your specific fan gear. Converse sneaks in your team colors or plain white with that top? What about the ugly team sweater? How the heck does one wear that? Page after page of outfits put together just for you, the Cute Football Fan.
*Photos of Marcie by Dale Amlee.