Fashion by Felicia
Felicia Caponigri | Thursday, November 17, 2011
Fashion, as we know, takes many forms. There are so many styles, labels, designers and trends to make us run mad. There is, however, one universal element of fashion — it is a non-verbal, visual language. No matter what you wear, your clothes communicate what is important to you and what you hold most dear. Here at Notre Dame, there’s one activity that drives our tradition more than any other — football. While we may be saying farewell to tailgates, pep rallies and cheers until next season, there’s no reason we can’t carry football’s importance to us on our sleeves, literally. What though the odds be great or small, wearing plaid in memory of the Irish Guard, gold pants in honor of our awesome players and military jackets inspired by our band can win over all. So, let’s cheer for old Notre Dame and wake up the fashionista’s echoes cheering her name, while our loyal style-setting spirits go fashionably marching onward to our own life’s victories.
There’s more than one way to go green. Plan an ensemble around this “Go Irish” color, and you’ll make more than just the Boston College fans green with envy.
The football jersey has evolved over time. The different phases involved decorative stripes on the arms, as well as the classic number on the jersey. Work a jersey-inspired sweater with an unexpected fringe skirt, and you’ll make college a whole new playing field.
In the early years of football, circa 1900, the only upper-body protection was elbow patches. Although our football players have upped the padding, the original has become a fashion classic. Move over upcoming finals, you’re ready to make your own tackle.
Call your own shots in an outfit inspired by a referee’s uniform. No one will contest your calls.
Blue and Gold
Make the Fighting Irish’s colors an inspiration for your daily study look. In an outfit like this, how could you not take your own academic game to the next level?
Irish Guard Plaid
The Irish Guard makes us swoon. Wear a plaid skirt, and if you’re feeling adventurous, add a black fur hat. In this look, the crowds will part just for you.
Who says cheerleading can’t be done off the field? A pleated miniskirt gives a cheerleader’s extra kick to your everyday ensemble.
Who says only football players can flatter their figures with metallic on the bottom? In gold pants, you’ll have all eyes on your very own academic plays.
Lapels, gold buttons and a military-inspired cut? You don’t have to play an instrument to rock this look.
Who says only the players are worthy of iconic headgear? Gild yourself in a metallic beanie and a gold scarf.Gold Scarf: JC Penny, $16.99
Gold Beanie: JC Penny: $14.99