Sports jerseys aren’t just for guys, you know, nor are they solely reserved for Super Bowl parties. These days, everyone from Rihanna to Beyonce is donning the polyester knit mesh to show off their fandom and sense of style.
Whether you’re attending a game or want to incorporate the jersey into your everyday wardrobe, there’s a style that’s right for you. Here are a few clever ideas to help you put together the most flattering — and eye-popping — ensembles.
If you’re down to stay comfy and warm during the game, try layering your sports jersey over a hoodie. This style only really works if your jersey is on the larger side.
However, if you do have an ensemble that’ll work, try wearing matching sweats on the bottom to really make your jersey pop. If it’s all about who you’re rooting for, your sports jersey deserves to be the centerpiece of your look.
2. Don More Athletic Gear
Having the right athletic gear can make a big difference in overall performance and safety. Athletic gear helps protect the body from injury and fatigue, while also providing comfort and support. Sports jerseys are, well, sporty. Why not double down on athletic gear by pairing your top with classic kicks, tube socks, and cozy joggers or leggings.
Then, top it off with a baseball cap and a laid-back hairstyle. The “I woke up like this” look works well when you style your jersey this way. Bonus points if you wear your hat backward.
Perhaps you’re an adventurous fashionista who likes to break the mold and try new things. In this case, mixing textures may lead to some creative inspiration. Style your jersey up or down with leather shorts or play with corduroy, cashmere, felt, and wool.
Think bigger than just tops and bottoms and incorporate textured shoes like thigh-high velvet boots, too. The sky’s the limit when your closet’s brimming with thick winter fabrics.
Sports jerseys tend to fit large and loose so, if you wear baggy pants, too, you risk looking like a literal trash bag. That’s why it’s important to style the jersey to accentuate your curves.
Wear tight-fitting pants like skinny jeans or leggings, tie a side knot to show off your midsection, or roll up the sleeves to let some skin show and add angles to your ensemble. That way you don’t show up to the game looking like a formless blob.
Sure, jerseys might be oversized, but if you wear a sheer one, you won’t have to worry about tucking, tying, or hemming. Plus, you’ll look sexy as hell. All you have to do is layer a bralette or crop top underneath and slip into a pair of biker shorts.
You can wear this fit during cool summer evenings and even into the fall if you add a jacket and swap the shorts for leggings or joggers.
Remember, baggy bottoms are a no-go, but pencil skirts are a definite yes, especially if you finish off the look with heels. Sure, you might look a little pretentious, but some situations call for it. Whether you’re headed to the stadium or a celebratory afterparty, one thing’s for sure. This unexpected style combo is sure to turn heads.
When you want to dress up a sports jersey, accessorize your style with jewelry. Gold-toned bracelets, necklaces, and rings can be as flashy or modest as you want. Play with belts, fanny packs, and purses, too. Do you have anything that might complement your final look?
Don’t forget about headbands, scrunchies, and other hair accessories. A dramatic pair of shades might look good, too, and come in handy on sunny summer days.
Don’t Overthink It
Last, but certainly not least, don’t overthink it. Whether you’re into soccer, football, baseball, or hockey, your sports jersey is meant to be comfy and casual. That means you don’t have to try hard to dress it up or down. Enjoy keeping things low maintenance and, when all else fails just wear jeans and sneakers.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.