Wednesday 22 January 2020

How to support your team in style

You can wear your team colours and still look good doing it, with a bit of imagination. Photo: Getty Images
You can wear your team colours and still look good doing it, with a bit of imagination. Photo: Getty Images
This red jacket from AWear is priced €55 and is perfect for Cork and Tyrone fashionistas
Meath and Kerry fans can use this blouse from the Fearne Cotton range at as the basis for a look

Angela Scanlon

The World Cup may be over but there will still be plenty of GAA widows pulling out their hair and praying for the days when their Sundays are their own again.

Trekking to Croke Park with your other half may not be your idea of the of the perfect weekend date and then to top it off you’ve got to get togged out in the skanky jersey and attempt to feel attractive.

Well, while GAA fashions may not be my area of expertise (or interest), I do know a thing or two about Autumn/Winter catwalk fashion. Oh yes. And, as far as I’m concerned if you’re going to endure a few hours on the Hill, followed by a few more in Quinns, then you better at least look good doing it!

Usually AW trends fall toward the dark, safe tones but, this season, as well as the stalwarts there was a surprising amount of colour throughout. Not just the usual Autumnal shades, but fierce pops of scarlet, icy blue, acid yellows and deep green. When it comes to using colour you can either opt to wear varying tones of the same hue from head to toe or colour-block in unexpected shades. For the purposes of GAA glamour my guess is the colour-block option will work best.

Supporting your team in style tips:

Cork/ Tyrone: Valentino, Stella McCartney and Versace all went crazy for red and the high street had followed. Try red skinnies with a classic white shirt and wedges; or a great red dress (Paul and Joe Sister at Harvey Nicks have an amazing one at the moment) paired with white accessories.

Dublin: Balenciaga rules for the use of icy blues. If the Dubs manage to stick around then this is a pretty easy look to get right. Go for indigo jeans and an ice blue sweater with chunky jewellery; or a blue dress with a cute navy jacket.

Meath/Kerry: Marni, Versace and Rochas are the ones to look to for these colours. Since there is nothing subtle about either colour it’s best to embrace this one head on! Get candy coloured denim (skirt or jeans) in either green or yellow and team with the opposite shade. Not for the faint hearted but you won’t be mistaken for the opposition.

Try Awear, Topshop or Pennys for candy coloured denim. Remember that even though you may have aspirations to look like a GAA WAG at the big game, it’s kind of difficult. So, tackle it with a hint of irony and take it with a pinch of salt. After a couple of pre-game tipples you won’t be too bothered anyway.

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