Sports jerseys and fashion might seem like a bit of a mismatch. However, we are here to change your perspective. Whether you are into sports or not, we have all seen sports jerseys being worn by athletes during matches. Similar to high-street fashion, there is a large retail market online and in-store options for die-hard fans. Ranging from football to cricket to basketball to hockey—each team has a collection of sportswear that its followers splurge on. In fact, most sports clubs make the majority of their profit from retail merchandise.
Whether it is rooting for Team India or watching a football game, reppin’ your team is a must! And what better way to do this than to sport a team jersey. Personally, I am a huge follower of Manchester United Football Club and own at least 3 jerseys! With the athleisure trend being highly popular, wearing your jersey is not just limited to game day anymore. I find myself reaching out to these jerseys on a regular day as well. Nevertheless, when it comes to styling them it can be a bit tricky to find different ways to wear them and pull it off without it looking like activewear.
So if you are confused about how to take your jersey from the field to the streets, here are 6 fun ways to style them:
1) With A Blazer
Did you ever think you could combine a casual jersey with a formal blazer? Think again, because it can actually look great! A t-shirt jersey tucked into blue denim is a timeless combination. However, take it up a notch by layering over a blazer and adding some high-heels. A long blazer in the classic pinstripes will work well with a majority of jerseys. Moreover, opt for cropped jeans which are the recommended length when wearing some killer heels. Super stylish and smart, don’t you think?
2) With Denim Shorts
Basic but cute is the pairing of your sports jersey with some denim cutoffs. Whether it is going to watch the game or for a casual day out, you can never go wrong with a cosy jersey and some cool shorts. Elevate the look with a stylish belt or add a colour-pop via an accessory. This is a great trick to make it seem like you have put more effort into the outfit than you actually did. For footwear, sneakers are an easy choice but go from basic to badass with some ankle boots.
3) With A Leather Skirt
Skirts are the perfect way to add a feminine touch to a sports jersey. Keeping in line with current trends, a faux-leather skirt paired with your team’s jersey will look absolutely chic. A leather skirt has a more refined feel to it, which gives this combo more formal touch. Additionally, strap on some knee-high boots and a beret for le fashion. The attention might just be on you more than the game!
4) As A Dress
Borrowed your partners extra large jersey? No problem, just transform it into a dress! Have some fun experimenting and create a new look with what you have. To add some definition to your oversized jersey, cinch the waist with a fancy belt. This will help to outline your silhouette if you don’t want a baggy look. Moreover, dress this look up further with some fun jewellery and your favourite pair of sneaks.
5) As A Bikini Cover-up
Bored with your kaftans and sarongs? Be different and rock your favourite team’s jersey to the beach as a cover-up. Tie a simple front-knot to transform your jersey into a stylish crop-top and wear it over your swimsuit. This is a unique and sexy way to represent your team off the field!
6) The Athleisure Way
Go all out and rock your jersey in true athleisure style. For all the sporty girls out there, this is probably going to be your most favourite, most comfortable and conventional way to fashion a jersey. All you need is some cosy track pants or joggers, throw on a pair of sick kicks and put on your favourite sports jersey—and you have athleisure at its finest. If you wish to, you can play around and mix it up by adding a simple piece of jewellery.
What is your favourite way to style your sports jersey? Let us know in the comments below.
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