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Stadium Accessories

Claire Stephens | Friday, September 7, 2012

To add some extra spirit to the basics or to get a unique look while still wearing The Shirt, accessories are the perfect addition to your Notre Dame wear. Ladies, here are some ideas to add a feminine touch:

Bracelets – The bookstore sells soft cloth scrunchie-type hair ties that work great as bracelets: For cheers that involve your arms in the stadium, it’s like having a hands-free pompom.

Face tattoos – Give your face a cute, cheerleader kind of spirit without painting your whole face or body. The cheap kinds you apply with water are great for one-day use and can be scrubbed off to go out later in the night. The bookstore stocks the signature blue and gold of Notre Dame and a green leprechaun shade.

Beads – Mardi Gras beads you might have lying around or those you can find at a costume store are cheaper than the basketball- and football-shaped ones in the bookstore. Green and gold are Mardi Gras colors (and also Notre Dame colors!), so add some shine with necklaces that work well with t-shirts, or wrap them around your wrists as bracelets.

Head bands/clips – Go all out with a sparkling leprechaun on your head band, or subtler with a blue and gold flower that can be worn anytime.  

Earrings – In addition to Notre Dame shaped earrings in the bookstore, any gold earrings go well with navy and green, especially this year’s The Shirt. Use earrings to add a sassy feminine contrast to the more masculine jerseys.

Pompom – Have short hair but want the pompom ponytail? Make one yourself by putting a pompom into the open hole in the back of a cap for a mix of sporty and girly. It also serves as an easy dorm room decoration.