Sports-Outfitting 101: How to Rock a Jersey Without Sacrificing Your Style

"I got a really big team, and they need some really big rings..." 🎶

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When we've seen the likes of Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner make their way to a Lakers or Nets game, 9/10 times they've chosen to swap the classic jersey for a regular outfit. Why, you ask? They've just forgotten how to make it look cool again. Whether it's during the Super Bowl, a basketball game, or really anytime you feel like reppin' your favorite teams, here's your reminder looking chic and rocking a jersey aren't mutually exclusive—proof from these five looks below.

1 Blue Jean Baby
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There is in fact a life outside of leggings, and it belongs to the bootcut jeans. Adding a statement bootie with the jersey makes all the difference, and allows for a seamless transition to post-game drinks.

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Free People booties, $128

Levis jeans, $98

Everlane backpack, $231

2 Dress It Down
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For more of a classic look, wear shorts underneath the jersey (as Rihanna does to the left). If you'd rather forgo a pair underneath, the jersey can also double as a dress. Throw on a pair of mules for an effortless high-low look.

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J. Crew shorts, $15

Robert Clergerie mules, $495

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3 A Pair of Cutoffs
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If you're not suffering from freezing temps, pairing a cozy jersey with shorts (denim does the trick, always) is just the right mix of cozy cool. A color-pop accessory doesn't hurt either, and it'll look like you put way more effort into the outfit than you did.

Shop similar:

Madewell shorts, $70

Bando bag, $95

Dolce Vita booties, $98

4 Belt It Out
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You don't need heels to elevate your style—take it from Gigi Hadid who knows how to throw on a belt and sneakers and still manage to make a jersey look sophisticated. Add a turtleneck underneath for extra warmth.

Shop similar:

Topshop turtleneck, $75

Reebok sneakers, $70

Gap pants, $59

ASOS belt, $23

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5 Level Up
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Take style cues from Hailey Baldwin and throw on a jacket over the jersey. Bonus: a pair of thigh-highs will make you feel like you're courtside VIP...nosebleeds and all.

Shop similar:

Levi's jacket, $90

Helmut Lang pants, $920

Stuart Weitzman boots, $698

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