*Subtitled: What to Wear to Blissdom if Your Team is Super Bowl Bound**
** Or What to Wear to Your Super Bowl Party
I am a long-suffering Saints fan. Back in the days when everyone called us The 'Aints and fans wore paper bags over their heads to the games because it was so humiliating to be a Saints fan. Losing season after losing season. So when that ball split the uprights in overtime last night, I cried. I cried and I screamed and I jumped up and down. My son came out of his bedroom, looked at me, and asked his dad, "Why aren't you videotaping her??" It was more emotion than they'd seen from this women since...ever.
Super Bowl is Sunday, February 7. Blissdom is the same week, Thursday through Saturday. And let's not forget that my one true love and New Orleans native Harry Connick Jr. will be at Blissdom. When you enter all this into a very complex mathematical equation, the result is I WILL BE WEARING MY SAINTS SHIRTS AT BLISSDOM.
Whether you're going to Blissdom or to a Super Bowl party, if your team is heading to the big game, you're going to want to show your colors in style. It used to be that fashionable girls like us faced a quandary when it came to being sports fans — the team clothing was definitely not stylish or flattering. But times have changed and we can have it all. We can be fashion icons and sports fans.
The first thing you're going to need is a fitted shirt. Like this:
Which THANK GOD someone finally realized that women's bodies are not shaped like men's bodies. Our t-shirts do not need to be tent shaped, thank you very much. Pair your team shirt with a pair of dark-wash jeans:
a boyfriend sweater, and some cute, not-running shoes (in your team colors, of course).
For something with a little more punch, layer your team shirt over a long-sleeved tee. If you go this route, I recommend a tissue shirt, so as to not bulk up. Let's not encourage offensive line jokes. They're never funny anyway. Or, look for a shirt that comes with long sleeves. I have this one, and it's adorable:
Pair it with a kicky short skirt
some tights, and booties. Your tights can either be the same color as the skirt (which will lengthen you), or, for a little more fun, go with the team's secondary color. I will probably do black skirt with black tights, because I have no idea where a person might track down gold tights. Well, I do, but I typically don't shop in those stores.
If you're looking for something a little more trendy, try a shirt with your team's logo in rhinestones:
Pair it with leggings tucked into knee boots and a boyfriend jacket:
Whether your hosting a party, watching at a sports bar, going to the game (or hanging out with the fabulous women of Blissdom), who will certainly be the most fashionable fan in the room.
PS — If you're at Blissdom, you have no reason not to say hi to me. I will be SO easy to recognize now — I'll be the one in heels...AND THE SAINTS SHIRTS.