I don’t believe in celebrating the Super Bowl (reinstate Colin Kaepernick and then we’ll talk), but I do believe in putting on a cute outfit and (virtually) hanging out with all my friends, surrounded by canned cheeses, mini hot dogs, and full meals that have been converted into dips. Regardless of your team affiliation, you’re guaranteed to have a blast when your outfit is fire and your tummy is full.
That said, picking out the perfect Super Bowl party outfit is nearly impossible, because there are very few ways to wear a team jersey and *actually* look cute. And what if you don’t have a jersey to wear? Because it’s pretty tough to put together an appropriately sporty look without one. Well, I’ve got the answers for all of the above, right ahead.
Oversized Hoodie (That’s Still Crazy Hot)
When I started looking for Super Bowl party outfits, the first thing I did was pull up Rihanna’s courtside ensembles. Even though she turned down an offer to perform at last year’s halftime show, Riri’s the ultimate muse when it comes to nailing down the sexy athleisure vibe. This photo is all the inspo you need for Super Bowl LV.
What you’ll need: Vintage Bing Sweatshirt, $169, Anine Bing
Take this look as a lesson in how to make a frumpy sweatshirt look fitted and cool. Crop yours for an off-the-shoulder slouch, then pair it up with your favorite jeans and some statement hoops.
What you’ll need: Light Wash High-Waisted Splatter Print Jeans, $25.95, Romwe
My personal Super Bowl outfit strategy: cover up that T-shirt as much as possible. A sleek blazer will do just that, while adding a bit of style. Go for loose jeans (for chicken wing purposes) and loafers to finish.
What you’ll need: Unstructured Plaid Blazer, $84, Banana Republic
I’ve never wanted to wear a jersey more than I do right now. Kendall threw hers on over a tie-dye hoodie for an effortlessly cool pair-up. She slipped into a pair of boiler pants and fully nailed the “dedicated fan” look.
What you’ll need: Boyfriend Hoodie, $89, Good American
Just Add Jeans
At this point in the article you should have more than enough inspo for a killer game day fit. But if you still find yourself staring at your closet in a panic on Super Bowl Sunday, go for a timeless duo: T-shirt and jeans. Steal your dad’s XL tee, tuck it into some skinnies, and done!
What you’ll need: Cali Womens Sneakers, $80, PUMA
Bella’s racing jacket is more NASCAR than NFL, but the idea still works. Pop a sporty bomber on over an all-white outfit for a supermodel type of look. Just be careful when you eat those chilli cheese fries.
What you’ll need: Utility Barrel Pant, $69, Everlane
Lots of Denim
A denim jacket and matching jeans is a fail-proof look for any type of party. The neutral tone goes with any theme or Zoom background–so your pics are guaranteed to look good. It’s a no-brainer look that will always be stylish.
What you’ll need: Cropped Denim Jacket, $50.25, Topshop
Leggings as Pants
Unless you’re planning on taking some Super Bowl-themed IG content, you don’t really need a full look just to sit on your own couch. Mesh leggings, a hoodie, and a festive dad hat will do the trick.
What you’ll need: Mesh Panel Leggings, $39.99, J.ING
If you’re not vibing with the idea of wearing ugly sports gear (I said what I said), go for a simple dress and sneakers.
What you’ll need: Fleetwood Mac T-Shirt Dress, $78, Free People
A bodysuit and trousers with fresh sneakers will still give off the sporty vibes you’re looking for, but without the team logo.
What you’ll need: Ribbed Long Sleeve Bodysuit, $30, PrettyLittleThing