Glam is in and leaving home with a look that is “on point” is expected. Whether you’re going to a sophisticated gaming event or a boisterous basketball game, it’s a must that you show off your trendy style while rooting for your favorite teams. As you create your outfit, however, take careful note of the venue, since you will need to dress differently court-side than if you are in the nosebleeds. While the celebrities that mill around court-side generally aim for understated elegance with just enough pizzazz to make the next news cycle, leather body-con dresses at a game are a bit over the top for most. Actress Jessica Alba’s feminine style of comfy sweaters and skinny jeans with minimal makeup at a basketball game is one end of the scale as compared to Beyoncé, who glams it up with fantastic six-inch heels and designer jewelry. You can create a look somewhere in between.
Wintry or rainy weather does not mean that you can’t rock an eye-catching look based on a stylish hoodie and boots. You can make your own statement by waiting for those mid-season blowout sales and gradually build your wardrobe with discounted, wild, and wonderful pieces. Your goal should be classy and chic, yet comfortable. Be mindful that a celebrity can wear those ultra-high heels as they have an entourage to catch them when they trip after stepping out the limo. Since you don’t, you should wear extra comfortable, rubber-soled shoes or a pair of eye-catching flats will be safer. A baseball cap and a simple T-shirt for under $20 can be pulled off with aplomb if complemented with the right bold accessory, like your grandmother’s chunky necklace that cost nothing. Tweak your look with some platform sneakers that you can get for $50-$150 depending on your budget. [Read more…]