Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest days, maybe even the biggest day of the year in the U.S. The Super Bowl is more than just a game, it has evolved into its own culture of intriguing advertisements, amazing performances, and of course food, friends, and most important of all: football.American football can be described in a simplified version as guys in teams running with a ball, trying to get to the goal line amidst their opponents tackling, pushing, and charging at them. This year, the Super Bowl will feature the two-time defending champs the New England Patriots versus the Los Angeles Rams to determine the champion of the NFL 2018 season. This sport is professionally played by only men, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t girls like me that thoroughly enjoy spectating! As a side note, I grew up watching and attending football with my dad so I’ve had my fair share of outfits for the couch and the stands- ranging from parkas and rain ponchos to shorts and a jersey I’ve worn it all. As a sports fan, I dress up for the Super Bowl every year even if my favorite team doesn’t make it because in my opinion, talent sees no color (jersey) and regardless of who you route for during the season, it’s a day to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of the end of the football season. I have a few ideas that are sure to leave you looking sporty while feeling stylish!
If you are watching the game on the couch with friends:
There is definitely less pressure to wear something fashion forward for a casual hang out with some gal pals so I suggest going with “athleisure” attire. Athleisure is a term used to describe the new fashion trend in which clothing designed for athletic activities is worn in different settings. A comfy yet still sporty look could be sweat-pant joggers, a t-shirt and jean jacket and some sort of sneaker. To dress it up a little more you can switch out the joggers for leggings for a more form fitting, body accentuating look. Don’t stress too hard about an outfit for this occasion, the comfier the better! Don’t forget to look up which teams are playing
If you are watching the game at a sports bar/get together:
If you are spending this Sunday in public or attending a social gathering to watch the game, you have a reason to get dressed up a little more than you would if you were watching from the comfort of your own home. But remember, you don’t need to be looking your absolute best- it is Super Bowl SUNDAY after-all! My favorite look for this type of Super Bowl Sunday is any football jersey with tight ripped jeans, and sneakers paired with a leather jacket. The jersey is fun and in spirit of the game while the form fitting leather jacket makes the look a little more girly and fashion-forward. Another outfit option that is a little more bold and for girls in warmer weather, an oversized crewneck sweatshirt tucked into a leather skirt, leaving a little sweatshirt untucked for a less-formal look. To tie the look together, black booties and black oversized black sunglasses to add a touch of glam, and maybe even a bold lip depending on how much of the trendy, stylish football-wife look you are going for.
If you are going to the Super Bowl:
I’M JEALOUS. The weather in Atlanta is in the high 50’s, low 60’s with a 20% chance of precipitation on Sunday. An easy way to stay dry if it starts to rain is to keep a disposable rain poncho handy. They are small and compact and easily will fit in a purse or our backpack. Because they are single use ponchos, you can easily toss it after you’re done using it and you can still wear a warm, fashion-forward outfit under! When attending any football or sporting event, I like to wear a jersey but I also realize not everyone, especially if you don’t follow sports, owns a sports jersey.
Some alternatives to buying something new are going to your local thrift store or lower priced department store like Marshall’s or Ross and finding sports teams shirts at an affordable price. I usually check the kids section for team shirts in large or XL because I like the way those fit me, but if i have no luck or the selection isn’t great, I go to the adults section which is usually still decently priced compared to paying full price for similar items at stores at the mall.
I try my best to not shop for something new when I need an outfit for an occasion by putting together pieces from my wardrobe that I don’t usually wear together. An article of clothing can be worn so many different ways and for different purposes. For example, the outfits shown are examples of outfits I’ve worn in the past, but I am still looking for more creative ways to wear the clothes I already own in order to reduce my carbon footprint. Less than 1% of clothes are made from recycled materials, adding to pollution in all aspects from creating the item through manufacturing all the way through consumption. We can make a difference in our own lives by rewearing clothes we already own in new ways, allowing ourselves to practice creativity!