Football Fan

uniqlo plaid poncho

If this weekend is known for more than turkey, giving thanks, and shopping, it’s gotta be football. It seems like watching the games whilst in a food coma with your family has become as essential as stuffing and mashed potatoes. And if football isn’t your thing, there’s a whole lot of college basketball tournaments this weekend, too. (I’m currently in the Bahamas for the week and all of the Battle 4 Atlantis college basketball teams are staying at the same resort!)

chicago bears jersey sweater

Since I talk about sports and going to sporting events more than the average fashion blogger, I get quite a few questions about what to wear to games and what to wear when you’re out watching games. It’s always a fine line between looking like a fan and looking like you’re trying too hard, you know? For me, it’s all about finding clothes that aren’t necessarily branded with my team’s name, but going along with the color scheme. I always feel put-together at games by simply wearing a color-coordinated outfit that would look cute in or out of the stadium.

I’ve been on the hunt for cute orange & blue clothing for as long as I can remember. And if I do say so myself, I got pretty lucky with my high school, college, and Chicago football teams all being orange and navy blue. I saw this sweater while shopping on Armitage and thought it was such a fun take on a typical jersey. No matter if you’re watching the game at your place, a friend’s place, or even out at a bar, this outfit is perfectly acceptable for cheering on your team!

white beanie fur pom pom

orange and blue plaid poncho blanket scarf

what to wear to a bears game

orange and blue plaid

orange and blue outfit

kate spade handbag cole haan loafers

Get the Look…

Orange & Blue Jersey Sweater (also available here // also love this one, this one, & this one)
Uniqlo Plaid Poncho (under $20!)
DL1961 Boyfriend Jeans
Cole Haan Loafers (old; similar here, here, here, here & here)
Kate Spade Handbag
Yves Salomon Beanie (similar here for less!)

chicago bears illini orange and blue plaid poncho blanket scarf

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  1. 11.25.15
    Karen A. commented:

    So cute! I’ve never been to a football game before, but I’ll definitely keep these tips in mind when baseball season comes back around 🙂

  2. 11.25.15
    Natali commented:

    Fantastic shoes and cape! You look so pretty in this outfit!

  3. 11.25.15
    Emma commented:

    This is such a cute sporty and cute athletic look!

  4. 11.25.15
    Dana commented:

    Obsessed with this look. Like you, I’m a sports fanatic – I usually wear my oversized jerseys to games, but love adding a blanket scarf to make it a little more fashionable 😉

    Pink Champagne Problems

  5. 11.25.15
    Kim commented:

    I am a huge football fan as well and so excited for Thanksgiving football! Loved this post XO -Kim

  6. 11.25.15
    Lauren commented:

    This makes me want to go tailgating ASAP!!


  7. 11.25.15
    Ashley commented:

    This is such a cute outfit. I love football, my favorite part of thanksgiving.
    – Ashley

  8. 11.25.15
    Meagan commented:
  9. 11.25.15
    Kate commented:

    Your poncho and sweater is just the cutest thing! Go Bears!

  10. 11.25.15
    Aubrey commented:

    I love the football style! Go patriots.

    xx. The Coastal Confidence

  11. 11.25.15
    Kristin commented:

    Such a fun, cute look Jess! Love it!!


  12. 11.26.15
    Monika commented:

    The poncho is so cool


  13. 11.26.15
    Vera Sawicki commented:

    Gorgeous look!!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  14. 11.28.15
    MARTA commented:

    What a cute and stylish look! I love poncho!

    MARTA from

  15. 11.28.15
    Cojo Graab commented:

    I have the same hat haha! You look amazing, very casual but stunning, And this bag matches your look perfectly:)

  16. 12.1.15
    Lucie commented:

    Oh gosh, this poncho looks so autumn-y I love it! And with this cute beanie, it’s a perfect transition between fall and winter!