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How to Wear a Jersey on Game Day

The first time my husband explained that I HAD to wear a jersey to watch the Chicago Bears game at the sports bar with all of his “Bears friends”, I felt mild fashion panic. I mean, how do you look fashionable and feel like yourself in a sports jersey? Then I remembered that I had once randomly picked up a vintage Walter Payton Bears jersey at a cool vintage place on 14th Street in NYC. As a fashionable New Yorker, I had absolutely nowhere to wear the jersey at the time nor did I follow football at all. However, as a native Chicagoan, I just couldn’t resist!

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I cracked up when I walked into the bar and every single person was wearing a Bears jersey (where was the individuality?), but none as cool as mine! Being fashionably proactive, I now know that along with black tie and cocktail attire, I always need to have a Bears jersey in my wardrobe. My vintage Walter Payton jersey won’t fit until I start exercising again post 2 children (read more about that in next week’s blog!) and I can no longer wear the Devin Hester jersey my husband bought me a few years ago as he has left the team (or so I’m told). So what to do?

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Fanatics to the rescue! I’ve been a “fan” of the site ever since we received some of their Bears merchandise for the kids. Guess what they have? A vintage Walter Payton jersey! It will fit and make me feel like myself amongst the sports brethren so it is going on my Hanukkah list.

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Figuring I am not the only one out there who has been forced to integrate a sports jersey into my personal style, I’ve coordinated a luxe game day outfit to keep you feeling cute, comfortable and most importantly, fashionable. Want to read more about how to survive amongst the sports minded? Check out my friend Anjali’s awesome blog, 5 Tips for the Wife of a Football Fan.

jerseyChicago Bears Walter Payton Jersey, $149.95



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J.Crew Shiny Puffer Jacket, $230


jersey scarf

Athleta Lux City Scarf, $52

jersey pants

Joie Mariner Pants, $168

jersey bag

The Row Leather Drawstring Backpack, $3,900

jersey earringsJules Smith Pave 2 Piece Earrings, $55

jersey boots

Alberto Fermani Dona Ankle Boots, $515

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