Fashion & Football: Match Made in Heaven?

January 9, 2014

Something strange happens when you go to a big school like USC: you fall in love with football. Between the incredible on-campus tailgates, the triumphant trumpeting of the marching band, and the excitement of the games themselves, you can't help but to raise your pom-poms (and your "V for Victory") with everyone else and cheer for your school team.

Despite my endeavours to create as many chic outfits featuring a cardinal & gold color combination for games, even I must admit that football is not the most stylish of sports. It's rough and rugged, and the players are not overly involved with their appearances like chicer athletes - tennis stars and polo players, for example - are. But perhaps it's that ruggedness that has recently been appealing to the fashion crowd.

Rounded shoulders, jersey numbers, and letterman jackets are huge trends right now. Bloomingdale's flagship store in New York City (where the Super Bowl will be held) is going to display 48 designer football helmets in their windows - they'll be up for auction to benefit the NFL Foundation. Designers involved in the collaboration include Dannijo, Clover Canyon, and Rag & Bone. The helmets will be unveiled on January 15.

Helmet designed by Dannijo for Bloomingdale's x The NFL Foundation
Vogue Korea April 2010
Holly Fulton Spring 2014 (via
Kim Noorda by Ceen Wahren for Vogue Taiwan 2011

Alexandra Spencer for Revolve Clothing x Lovers + Friends
Charlotte Olympia Cruise 2014 Ad
Phillip Plein Pre-Fall 2014 (via
Thomas Browne Pre-Fall 2014 (via


  1. Hi Lindsey! Just wanted to comment and say that I love your blog- your posts are so enjoyable to read! :)

    - Emily

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Emily!

      -Lindsey, the Fashion Barbie


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