WHAT TO WEAR: School Spirit

What to Wear

The University of Wisconsin-Madison may be best known for its die hard commitment to any athletic team that graces the campus. A sea of red fans litters the streets of Madison anytime a game is happening at home or away. After the recent Final Four loss, there has been a decrease in the amount of crazed fans covered in red roaming around State Street. However, one loss does not mean that the school spirit of Madison has faltered. Check out this Fashionista’s subtle school spirit and sport a look that is appropriate for on or after that big game day.

Just because the next football game at your campus is not until fall does not mean you have to store away your school pride threads. Instead, toss on a vintage-look crewneck sweater of your university. This Fashionista chose a slouchy vintage Packers crewneck sweater (sporting Packers apparel is essentially equivalent to sporting University of Wisconsin-Madison gear). The vintage element of the sweater adds a grungy component to your look that will differentiate you from the usual Bookstore’s line of apparel products. Stick with the synthesis of worn-out and grunge and choose a pair of high-waisted acid wash shorts; the worn-out look of the shorts will pair well with the worn-in nature of the sweater.

The weather in the spring can be just as unpredictable as the outcome of the big game. Stay prepared by adding a puffer vest to your school spirit get-up. The vest will protect you from any erratic weather that comes your way. Bonus points if it is in your school’s colors! Complete your ensemble by lacing into a pair of combat boots. The edgy quality of the boots will pair well with the rest of your outfit and will keep the look casual yet fashionable.

Sports seasons and tailgating parties may come and go, but that does not mean your commitment to school pride inspired apparel has to as well. Subtle odes to your school of loyalty can be both trendy and easy to throw together. So, dig out your dad’s college get-up and get ready to show some spirit.

One Simple Change: Trade the bulky sweater and vest for floral-inspired crop top (in the name of springtime) and this Fashionista is ready to go out with friends!


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