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Get ready for some football! Whether you’re a social butterfly headed to a Super Bowl party or a tomboy sitting in the stands on game day, there is a way to wear your favorite jersey. With a little creative styling, versatile football jerseys will keep you looking cute from tailgate to final quarter.
As a Dress
There are no rules that state football can’t be fashion forward. Pair your favorite player’s jersey with a pair of color-coordinated leggings, slip on some pumps in your team’s colors and you’re dressed for the game! Cinch it with a belt at the waist to create a more feminine silhouette.
With some creative cropping, you can transform a football jersey into a flirty crop top. Don’t want to damage your expensive jersey? Skip the snipping of your favorite high-priced jersey by scouring vintage shops and thrift stores to find old jerseys to decorate. Once you’ve selected the perfect jersey, simply snip a few inches off the bottom and each arm with a pair of fabric shears. Take it a step further by sewing a hem to create a finished top, or leave it with a raw edge for a different look.
The Old-fashioned Way
There’s nothing that says you can’t wear a jersey like one of the guys! Pair a big jersey with some skinny jeans and you have an instant fashion statement. If the old-fashioned way is too boring for you, spice up the look using team-oriented accessories. Fashion mag Marie Claire recommends the $790 Kathrine Baumann football bag. If you're in the market for something cheaper, search shopping sites like Ebay.com or the newer e-commerce site Etsy.com to find one-of-a-kind accessories like custom collegiate clutches at a lower price.
With a Feminine Twist
If you have the patience and time, you can amp your jersey into a girlier, fashion-forward wardrobe piece by blinging it out with crystals. Swarovski offers flatback crystals specifically designed to be applied to fabric. Or skip the trip to the craft store and purchase a pre-blinged pair of team pants or a foil jersey, available at stores including Victoria Secret, which carries a line of more feminine NFL gear.