FanTake: Fashion – Not Your Usual Sports Topic

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Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening
– Coco Chanel

I’m a grown woman who loves sports. I enjoy representing my favorite teams and prefer to do it with style. For college basketball, it’s THE Duke Blue Devils. I love and respect Coach K and the type of players he recruits. They’ve been my team since the 80’s. It’s actually difficult to remember a time when my life didn’t revolve around the Duke basketball schedule. Supporting your team is FUN, and so is picking out the perfect outfit. Both are a way of life for me.

Being stylish is much less stressful when you’re organized. The clothes in my closet are organized by type: blazers, jeans, skirts, etc. I have an entire section devoted to my sports wardrobe, divided by team. On any game day, I know exactly where to look in my closet for the team I’m supporting. Boots, jeans with a cool belt, sports tee or tank, statement necklace and a blazer is my go-to look. It’s effortless, doesn’t look overdone, and it’s comfortable.

It doesn’t take much more thought to look chic and sporty than to look like a slob, so why not inject a bit of glamour? We’ve all seen the crazy female fans who wear outrageous outfits to games – that’s not what I’m talking about. I may be crazy for my team, but I prefer to look chic rather than clownish, as you’ll see below. Game days are exciting and dressing for them is a bonus. It gives us a chance to enjoy being a woman who knows how to support her team.

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For more style tips, make sure you follow me on Twitter at @thestylehelp and visit my website, And ladies, don’t forget to get your Duke shirts here.

“My favorite Duke fan tradition is acting as one in order to win, everyone in the building feeling as if, ‘We won.’ Those are the best games — when a crowd and a team are working as one to keep momentum and passion elevated and ultimately, to win a game. Our fans enthusiasm is not orchestrated, and they’re very spontaneous. That is very unique in sports today.”
-Coach K


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