On-Field Fashion: 3 Football Inspired Trends

Today, we’re turning our fashion inspiration to the field. Believe it or not, college football uniforms have gotten a bit of a makeover lately. We’re giving props to the men this time, and translating trends from the field to the bleachers. Whether it’s Oregon’s splashes of neon or some color blocking and ombre touches, here’s some fashion hits from the field.

University of Michigan: Color blocking and Stripes
During a recent match up against Notre Dame, Michigan sported a “throw back uniform” that had some very modern touches to it. Firstly, those are stripes on the sleeve, and we sense some distinct colorblocking happening. The helmet is awesome (does the front resemble a mustache a bit?), and the classic Michigan “M” has some detailing that’s pretty noteworthy. Michiganites (if that’s what you call yourselves), here’s how we’d translate the look.


Carven Color-Block Merino Sweater, $560, net-a-porter.com
Pattern Scarf, $189, farfetch.com
Gola Jersey Messenger Bag, surfdome.com
Jeggings Cords, $168, piperlime.gap.com

Boise State University: Ombre
Some have dubbed this the “power ranger” look, but our discerning fashion eye spots a familiar trend: ombre. Ombre, which in french means “shaded,” and is denoted by the graduating of color from light to dark, is obvious on the sleeves and shoes of this number. Most recently, you saw this trend on Kristen Wiig of SNL at the Emmy’s, and today we’re showing you how to wear it on gameday.
Stormy sweater, $80, modcloth.com
Hudson quilted crossbody purse, $198, simplysoles.com
Sparkle and fade chiffon mini skirt, $49, urbanoutfitters.com

University of Oregon: Neon
You knew they’d be on here. The Ducks + Nike are football’s equivalent to Alexander McQueen. Shocking. Bold. Always making a statement, you either love or hate the Ducks uniforms. Anyway you look at it, they’re sporting one of our most coveted trends for Spring: neon. We love you, Ducks. Bring on the drama. (A SH side note: Oregon fans, look for School House in your bookstore beginning in October!)
OregonNeon green striped top, $24, windsorstore.com
Moto black skinny jeans, $80, topshop.com
School House Varsity Cardigan, $70, shopschoolhouse.com
Vans lace up sneakers, $45, hottopic.com

Homecoming Fashion: Varsity Jackets

As homecoming season approaches, you may already be planning your game day attire. A classic staple of the homecoming fashion repertoire is the varsity jacket. Many people will go the classic route and wear a t-shirt and chucks, but we think you can do so much more.

Three Ways to Wear a Varsity Jacket

Varsity Jacket, Set 3

  • Varsity Vogue Jacket in Livermore High
  • $50-$25 – modcloth.com
  • Asos Mex Leather Woven Flat Shoe
  • $37 – asos.com

Varsity Jacket, Set 2

  • Native American symbol shredded cutoff’s
  • $41 – ustrendy.com
  • College of William and Mary School House Fitted T-shirt
  • $33 – bncollege.com

What to Wear: Varsity Jacket, Set 1

  • Wingtip Shoes
  • $40 – hm.com

We’ve Won a SCORE Award (!)

Not to brag or self promote here, but we simply cannot resist telling you about our recent SCORE win. Here’s why: Because of YOU (our faithful clients, customers, supporters) we were nominated and won Outstanding Woman-Owned Small Business Award of the year. Our CEO/Founder, Rachel Weeks, will be receiving the prestigious award at a ceremony on Sept. 15th in Washington, DC.

Here’s what SCORE CEO Ken Yancey had to say about the award:

“The SCORE Awards celebrates and honors successful and innovative entrepreneurs who inspire us all and the small business advocates who support entrepreneurship in America.” Yancey adds, “As the economy works to recover from recession, these small business successes represent America’s success through innovation and job growth.”

You can read the full press release here: School House, Outstanding Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year

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