I am a fan of a lot of things but some of my most passionate fanaticisms come in the form of favorite sporting teams and fashion! Sports and fashion go together for me like peanut butter & jelly, snarky & Melanysguydlines and Teddy Brewski & Melany Berger, and…well, you get it. I am a sporty chick, but just because I can throw and catch a ball better than most men, does not mean I don’t know how to dress for a sporting event. Trust me. There is a right and wrong way to dress for a football game and you don’t want to be “that girl” while watching your favorite team head into the playoffs during these cold winter months, right? It’s ok if you need a few “guydlines” for fall holiday fan styles because I am here to share some of my picks with you!
As you all know, I am born and raised in Northern California and a San Francisco 49er faithful (even though we are having a tough year). But, as you all also know I now live in Phoenix, Arizona home of the Cardinals and they are kicking some tush this year! I went to my first game and the stadium is gorgeous. Plus, it helps that Arizona is winning and headed to the playoffs!
A few weeks ago the stadium had the most consecutive sold out games! Count it. There were 100 consecutive sellouts at the University Of Phoenix Stadium since it’s opening in August 2006. Awesome! Now that is what I am talking about. The Arizona Cardinals have some of the most loyal fans around and I am excited to be one of them now. I can love two teams. Plus, the 49ers and Cardinals are in the Western Conference so I cheer for that too!
Another reason I love the Cardinals would have to be all the dancing on the sidelines. Who doesn’t love a quarterback who dances like no one is watching when everyone is and becomes an Internet sensation while supporting his team? I wonder if Drew Stanton can teach me some of those moves? Maybe he can teach Kaep too? Did you see that video? It rocks. Love it! Now, that is passion.
Now, lets get to the good stuff. The 49ers just barely lost to the Cardinals this past weekend so that means it looks like the Cardinals are headed to the 2016 Playoffs. What does that mean for me besides training my liver for celebrating? It means that I need to have the perfect outfit to wear while watching the Cardinals win.
Now, there is a fine line between being fashionable and looking like you are trying too hard. There are a few things I do when styling my perfect fan-fit (aka fan outfit).
***Keep in mind it is cold here in the desert. It goes straight to your bones so I always suggest layers, layers, and layers – but of course they need to be snarky and cute.
I always head over to the NFL shop and browse away. There are so many choices there for ladies (or a boyfriend for a Holiday gift. He will thank me later). The site is super easy to navigate and has the cutest fan styles for fan –fashionistas.
I had so much fun shopping on the NFL that I ordered a big box worth of Cardinals gear, which arrived super fast. The only problem is that I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to wear because everything was so damn cute! Choices. What is a fashionable fan to do? Well, let me take you through my decision process. Don’t judge the clothes on the bed.
Always remember to pick colors that look good on you! I chose this fitted, V-neck, charcoal Cardinals women’s tee. It is cute and I love that bird.
But, like I mentioned before it is cold out there so I also grabbed the red V-neck, long sleeve Cardinals, women’s shirt. I look good in red. Doesn’t everyone? Bonus, you can wear this over the Charcoal V-neck to make sure you don’t freeze your cute butt off.
My butt? Well, I didn’t put mine in your everyday jeans. I paired with super tight leather pants with silver rocks star zippers and red heels to give a pop of color (snarky)! Stand out. Show your style and nothing says my style more than rockstar pants and a Cardinals shirt!
Next, I added a black blazer over both the grey V, red long sleeve to dress the outfit up even more if you want to hit a red carpet or club.
But, my favorite piece of Cardinals gear from the NFL has to be the Cardinals sweatshirt (which I am wearing right now).
Actually, I am not sure I have taken this off since the box arrived. It is an awesome combo. of Cardinals colors, super soft and makes a statement.
Plus, it is not bulky where you can’t wear the other two tees underneath. Trust me – you will be the most stylin, sporty, Cardinals chick around and WARM. This is perfect for tailgating before or celebrating in a dive bar after the game too.
Never forget a bit of bling. Add your own accessories and go rock it!
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**Stay snarky my friends!**