Chicago, like most major cities, is a great place to fall head over heels for your favorite sports teams! Many Chicago girls are die hard sports fans. Most girls love the game, and even if you don’t, we all love the cult like party scene that follows Chicago sports teams at the bars and the venues themselves. Chicago sports are a huge part of socialization in the city life, and with every big cultural staple comes the opportunity to make a FASHION STATEMENT.
If you happen to be a baseball girl, rooting for the Sox or the Cubs, baseball games are a fun way to get tipsy in the summer sun. Bears fan? Time to get your party on at the Tailgate whether you have tickets to the game or not, but bundle up! Bulls, get ready to bring your street style to the United Center for some nail biting suspense. And like most Chicago girls, you are probably a Blackhawks fan, dressing it up like it’s date night. For female sports fans nation wide, the fashion world has merged with our favorite teams and girls have been creating and rocking looks that have become almost uniform for each team. I love that fashion and sports have joined forces in main stream fashion, the only problem? There is a a major lack of originality and creativity in female sports fashion, especially for the alternative girl! Brands like Victoria’s Secret have shat all over the female sports fan image with a limited amount of sassy and suggestive screen tees that a seemingly 1 in 3 fan girls seem to be wearing at Wrigley and Soldier Field, like a land of the clones.
This is not a far stretch from female sports fans out and about!
Yes, Lindsey Vecchione owns this look, but it doesn’t mean everybody should!
Not going to lie, Vicky and her web of secrets, put out some rad sequin hats and jackets, but the t-shirts, I could do without! As for the United Center teams, the Bulls and the Blackhawks, women dress up a little more. I have already beaten the poor Hawkstitutes as if they were my own dead horse, so you already know how I feel about the Blackhawks female fashions. As a girl into alternative style, and simply not looking like everyone else, I like to get creative with my sports fashion. Sexy and flirty wear for sporting events are just fine, but I want the fan gear to represent ME and MY style, not look identical to the thousands of female fans in the one of 3 Victoria’s Secret t-shirt options!
No Thank You!
No, I’m sorry, I’m not the halftime show …
So enough of my bitching, I am going to show you how to dress for your teams with a unique and alternative edge. The looks I have created are still edgy, sexy, girly and fun, but you will be able to wear it with individuality while remaining true to your everyday style. Tio Trash model, Jasmine, will show us how its’ done!
BASEBALL: Cubs or Sox? The choice is yours. You are going to want a summer outfit that will beat the heat!
Jasmine, the studded out Sox fan.
I love leather and metal jewelry. In an outdoor summer event, leather isn’t going to be the best option so it’s all about smart accessorizing. H&M is selling these great sheer baseball jersey style tops with monogram Olde English lettering. I chose the “B” (for Beth) in black.
Studded Wedge Sneakers from Target.
As far as accessories, I added a plain black pleather baseball hat (Target), and silver metal costume jewelry to match the studded black wedge sneakers (Target). This outfit would look great with any outrageous hat, (preferably one that matches your team colors) and lots of solid chunky metal; silver or gold.
Sexy and Swaggin’.
I myself wouldn’t be brave enough for the short shorts I dressed Jasmine in, I prefer to wear it with longer white jean shorts, or leggings if the weather permits. But if you have a body like Jasmine, the booty shorts are a fun way to make it sexy!
She can steal your base, while you steal her style.
Ring: “USuck” – Claire’s.
Add some pride to your hair with temp color streaks!
FOOTBALL: Bundle up with Da Bears!
Bundle Up for the Bears!
I am one happy girl when the weather and the occasion will allow me to wear my leather jacket and combat boots. Why not bring em’ out for da Bears! For all of you grunge girls, there is no better sporting event to get grungy for than a football game. Although it will be too cold for tights at Soldier Field by November, these orange tights are a way to have fun with fan color.
Leg warmers, combats, and bold color accessories look great with an oversized shirt/sweater and a leather jacket. Add a layer of flannel or a beanie to play with this “grunge” inspired fan wear.
Celebrate a one of a kind fashion Victory!
Before Chicago winter creeps up, take advantage of wearing fun necklaces before the scarf becomes mandatory.
Bring the Bears luck with some lucky wishbone earrings!
BASKETBALL: Be bold and beautiful while you rock out with the Bulls!
Rock and Bulls.
Even feisty rocker chicks love them some sports! This look was created for the 90’s goth/rock style. With some baggy plaid pants from H&M, spiky collars and bands, and a vintage Bull’s tank, you can create a fan look that won’t compromise your underground swag.
Spiked Shoes from Buffalo Exchange.
Reppin’ the Horns.
The Michael Jordan Statue is loving our style.
HOCKEY: Bring some personality to melt the ice for Blackhawks fans!
If you decide you want strut your stuff at a Blackhawks game looking like a dime a dozen, Hawkstitute, you can go for this look:
If you want to be fierce, sexy, edgy and unique, you can go for something like this:
Add some sass to the sexy Blackhawks fan style.
Not unlike a Hawkstitute, I styled Jasmine in some tight clothes and high shoes. However, I made sure it was blinged out with spikes, gold chains and fun prints. These solid black hoof wedges (from H&M) are sexy, but easy to walk in and the camo Blackhawks hat adds a splash of urban fashion fun to the look.
Instead of walking around with a sugar daddy, Jasmine brings her own cash (bodysuit) – UrbanOG.com
I paired these spiky leggings with the money print body suit by UrbanOG.com to keep some sexy shape. With gold chains, gold bamboo hoops and the camo hat, this look keeps it “real” with kitschy flash. A black suit jacket adds some coverage but this look would go great with bold print wind breaker jackets as well.
A camo Blackhawks hat won’t make you blend in with THIS crowd.
Hangin’ in the Hall of Fame.
Bobby Hull thinks it’s a hit!
Sporty Shoes: Look hot but still be able to walk!
Chicago Sports keep our fine city turning all year round! I encourage you to play with fan wear and alternative styles when dressing up for your favorite teams! Don’t be afraid to play with color and wild patterns and jewelry when accessorizing a hot fan look! Upload your alternative fan looks to Instagram and share with us! #FanTrash.
Go Team Trashy!