Seattle Superbowl Sunday: Football Meets Fashion
Whether you are a die hard fan or just along for the ride, you are undoubtedly going to participate in Sunday's game in one way or another. I'm posting this a little early to help you plan your ensemble for the big game.
Fashionistas may be excited to learn that members of the Nordstrom family were the first majority owners of the Seahawks, with Lloyd W. Nordstrom signing the franchise agreement in December, 1974. If you've been to a Nordstrom store lately you've likely seen the "12" decals on the doors. It all comes together.
Nearly 40 years later, I thought we could root for the home team from the personal stylist perspective with:
My 12 favorite Seattle Seahawk inspired shoes.
College navy, action green and wolf grey make it easy. Here we go!
1. Boat shoes.
I'm not sure how I feel about these, but they were too good to pass up on this very special occassion. After all, Seattle has more house boats than any other city in America. Take that, Denver! If these are calling your name. Please pair them with something simple: denim, navy and/or white.
Sperry Top-Sider Authentic Original boat shoe. Green canvas ombre. Nordstrom. $79.95.
2. For the fellas.
As it turns out, hipsters also love the Seahawks.
3. Sneakers, also for the fellas.
For $10 more, you can be the bold hipster fan who can also run the streets after the game to celebrate the win. I do mean bold. The color is called jelly bean.
4. Hello there! Platforms
Yes, these are really for spring. Please remember that on Sunday you'll be indoors with plenty of time for other party guests to comment on your shoes. And, these are pretty spectacular. Try them with a white cotton dress in the summer or navy tapered pants now.
5. Formal Heels
Looking for something more formal? Perhaps your super bowl party includes champagne and caviar? I like these Nina's for your fancy party or for the vibrant bride who loves green.
6. Subtle (but not boring) Boots
Seriously. These are navy, which is rare and practical. Rock these with skinnies, tapered pants or anytime you'd like to add a polished edge to your look. Navy is especially striking with, well, any color, actually. A purchase you'll never regret.
7. Fun Flats
Don't let February get you down. Break out your bold, colorful and still rain appropriate pointy flats to get the party started. Try them with bright pants or that pair of boyfriend jeans you've been wearing all winter.
8. Boat Shoes (See them again for the first time.)
Sure the ombre Sperrys were a little crazy. But, these pony hair boat shoes, now this is magic. After all, horses can run through water. Um, what? Well, they would be crazy cute with a summer dress, denim skirt or rolled up jeans.
9. The Shoe you really want to wear, but never thought I'd endorse.
Comfort shoes were all over the runways. That means Birkenstocks, sneakers and the like. Believe it. The trick is to prevent them from becoming a little too hippy (unless, of course, that's your personal style). Try a statement necklace like this one made from rope that keeps things natural, but a little more sophisticated. Alternatively, go for a little more sophistication in your outfit to balance things out- perhaps a well tailored maxi dress and silk scarf or tapered pants and a silk top with metallic jewelry.
10. Chunky Platforms
On one hand, these are sort of the anti-Birk. Indeed. They are a challenge on Seattle's hilly downtown streets. On the other hand, they are more of a comfort shoe than you might realize as the incline is actually low thanks to the platform. Personally, these are right up my alley. Style in the colder months with dark opaque tights or during the summer sans stockings. Best with dresses, these are also great with a wide leg pant and a fitted top. The grey is a nice alternative to brown or black. And, the price is incredible.
We're almost there! Personally, I cannot get enough of loafers, moccasins and driving shoes right now. Slip them on and go. Plus, it's refreshing to take a break from the ballet flat and still be wearing something comfortable and fun. I especially love a blue loafer as it can be paired with a wide array of items in your closet. Wear these now with jeans and a sweater then take them right into warm weather with a print midi skirt and tee. Love.
12. Super Fan Footwear.
Some shoes especially for the 12th man, or woman, in this case. For those of you who visit my shop pages, you've likely seen these before. They are, indeed, flats created especially for game day. Purchase any stripe combination to support your team. The clear choice for Sunday is below. Happy viewing!