First of all, I have to start with this... YAY! YAY! YAY! The Winnipeg Jets made it to the playoffs!!! After not having a NHL team for many years, Winnipeg fans are undoubtedly the most devoted (There was literally a mob of fans that shut down Winnipeg's main intersection on Thursday when they found out the Jets clinched a playoff spot)!
Anyways, I'm all for supporting our local team so I put this fun outfit together to inspire you to support your own team in a fresh fashionable way. While browsing the shop NHL website to pick out some Jets gear, I started to wonder… when did team merchandise get so cool?!? When I thought of team merchandise, what immediately came to mind was an oversized mens t-shirt or jersey… not a silver NHL team charm bracelet or a knit "ugly sweater" (seriously, can you think of a better way to support your team?!?!)
So once you've picked out a few fun team inspired pieces, the next step is to make the look your own. When you walk into the arena on game night to cheer on your team, all you see is a sea of team colours… So how do you support your team without blending into the crowd?
My answer is to definitely add accessories! While it's easy to slip on a pair of jeans & sneakers and head out the door, adding a few small accessories will take your look from boring to date night ready! To add a little style to my playoff game outfit, I added a simple layered gold chain, a pair of heels and a few stacked rings. You want to add a little sparkle without going overboard. A team shirt is already a standout piece so avoid mixing it with oversized statement jewelry (adding hardcore bling to the look may get you seen on the jumbotron for all the wrong reasons!)
So, I want to know, did your team make it to the Stanley Cup playoffs? And what do you like to wear when you go see a game?
Jets sweater: c/o Shop NHL. Jeans: Urban Behaviour. Clutch: Elliot Luca