Two of the things I'm most interested in are fashion and sports. Some not so smart people might think it's impossible for girls to like fashion and sports but come on people. This is 2015. I can talk just as fluently about summer lip colors and high heels as I can about the World Cup and Serena Williams. I love getting dressed up in pretty clothes and applying lots of makeup, but I also like wearing a jersey and getting sweaty while shooting hoops or running around the soccer field. And that's true for a lot of girls. Just because we're female, enjoy painting our nails and shopping, doesn't mean we can't (or don't) have an interest in sports. Obviously.
And when you think about it, there's a lot of overlap between sports fans and fashion fans. I mean, there are cleats and four inch stilettos in my closet, and I wouldn't have it any other way, and many women, young and old, who love both a stylish shopping spree and a gritty weekend spent slide-tackling, running the bases, and/or doing the spider drill, will relate. Here are five things that fashionistas who love sports will understand.
1. We're Already On The Athletic Trend
When the athleisure trend came to the fashion forefront a few months ago, and has stayed since, I thanked the fashion and style gods. For a person who has played sports all her life, and admittedly has one too many mesh tank tops, my acceptable daytime wardrobe expanded 10 fold when sports apparel became trendy again.
2. We Know How To Deal With Dress Codes And Uniforms
Most sports have very strict uniforms. And I learned that at a very young age, when I unfortunately forgot my shin guards for a soccer game when I was nine and had to sit on the bench the whole time. From then on, I was very conscious about dress codes and uniforms and have always dressed appropriately for every event.
3. We Have Athletes And Celebrities To Look Up To
Rihanna was sitting court side at one of the last NCAA Finals games, and let me say, she looked amazing. Kendall Jenner and Khloe Kardashian have also been spotted court side at basketball games. Even the athletes themselves dive into the fashion world by designing their own apparel, like golf star Michelle Wie and tennis players Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams. What better way to win a tournament than in clothes you designed yourself?
4. When Worlds Collide, We All Win
For their latest body issue, Vogue featured tennis player Serena Williams on the cover. Not an actress, not a model, not a musician, but an athlete. And it's every once in a while that industry publications and designers pay homage to the athletes of today by featuring them in their work. David Beckham has posed for H&M (in his underwear, I might add), and Roger Federer has posed for Rolex with one of its watches on his wrist. Sounds like the sweet life to me.
5. One Word: Gisele
Gisele Bundchen has been a highly adored model in the fashion industry for years now. From Victoria's Secret Angel to Stuart Weitzman advertisements, the Brazilian beauty has been in campaigns and magazine spreads for years. And she is married to Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady. Bundchen is also a huge soccer fan. She presented the World Cup trophy at last year's games to the winning team at the final in Rio De Janeiro.