Felicia writes, “My name is Felicia and I have a huge dilemma! I’m 22-years-old and my boyfriend has his first D1 football game of the season coming up. I have no clue what to wear, Please Help!!”
Hey, girl! We recently did a “What to Wear to Football Games” style inspiration (more geared towards the college set), but decided your inquiry was a wee bit different. Your boo is a participating athlete and you’re his lady. So let’s keep it real, you have to be on point because eyes will be on you. In a recent New York Magazine article based on the lives of real Basketball wives, Jennifer Williams was quoted saying, “Everyone at games is looking at you to see what you’re wearing. You walk into the arena, and people know who you are and who you’re with. The wives are looking.” That means they’re looking for names and luxury items. Although this isn’t basketball, and you’re not a wife just yet, the theory still somewhat applies.
Claire kicked off the first look, saying, “If I were a football wife, I’d want to marry casual and chic by mixing a few splurgeworthy pieces with sporty kicks. Slip on a pair of super chic Giuseppe Zanotti wedge sneakers (or go for a hot wedge, like these by Alain Quilici, if you want to be more dressed up.”
“Since it’s still hot out, opt for a sleeveless or short sleeved top, made more alluring with an asymmetrical hem and a collar necklace. Show you’re hip to the trends with a pair of leather pants, and finish your look off with a statement Givenchy bag and a blood red manicure.”
Next, Claire writes, “This looks hinges on a lovely Helmut Lang draped leather jacket, muted by a simple v-neck t-shirt and slimming skinny jeans in a dark wash.”
“Add a bit of spunk with a pair of Ash Wedge Shoes in red, then have fun with a few key accessories–Why not slip on a Hermès cuff, YSL necklace, or a Céline bag?”
The next goes with all leather everything, which is very on trend for fall.
There’s something about all leather that says “effortless cool”. Try aiming for a leather jacket that fits you perfectly. I’m particularly digging the zipper detail on this one from J Brand. Pair it with leather leggings and a white t-shirt. A pair of Air Jordan 3’s and red lips finishes this look right.
Although football season runs into the cooler months, you can take advantage of what’s left of the warmth with this final look:
I am really digging leather at the moment. I’ve had my eye on this Alice+Olivia burnt orange skirt for awhile. The skirt has the right amount of edge mixed with femininity especially when paired with this black beaded t-shirt from Lanvin. I gave you a choice of black peep toe ankle strap pumps (if you’re hitting after parties), and cute leopard print flats.
There you have it, Felicia. I hope this helps!
*This look is more geared towards professional football wives. For college style inspiration, visit our post, What to Wear to Football Games and After Parties.