It can be a challenge to stylishly represent one's fandom for their favorite sports team. Every year I encounter this issue during Steeler season and more recently, I've encountered it as my love for Pitt Basketball has grown. As a lifelong Pittsburgher, I am generally at home dressing like a yinzer on Steeler game days. But style self-consciousness takes over when I am faced with the decision to sport Pitt gear in public, (non-grocery store or dog walk) contexts. But as a doctoral student at the University of Pittsburgh, with a Pitt alumni family legacy I feel compelled to show pride for my school.
Honoring our status as a number 1 seed in men's bball and a number 4 seed in women's, I found a way to still feel like myself. I've maneuvered around this dilemma by turning to my well stocked closet for items that are in the color families of blue and gold. These are what I've come up with, so far:
Marc by Marc Jacobs Dresses (Alessandra Pussy Bow, Pleated Ruffle, and Kaleigh, respectively)
Marc by Marc Jacobs Bags (Owl convertible clutch and Quinn)
Chie Mihara tstraps and Very Volatile pumps
Although these outfits happen to be fall appropriate, they allow me to support my team while looking like myself at work. Besides, I tend to dress for cold even when the weather is in transition.
To that end, I bought this navy Marc by Marc Jacobs Serena Shauntung ruffle bib top that should arrive tomorrow, in time for the games this week!