This is a departure from the usual outfits you may see on a fashion blog, but it’s definitely an outfit that tells a lot about who I am. Many of you know that I went to school in Pittsburgh, but my family has always been Pittsburgh Steelers and Panthers (my alma mater) fans. I have family in Western PA, and Pittsburgh has always been an incredible city to me before, during, and after college. In fact, the city was one of the main reasons I chose Pitt.
So in sum, I am a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan. I feel incredibly loyal to this city and the team that represents it. My fall Sundays are spent in front of the couch watching the Steelers. Every now and then, my heart races a little too much, and I may bite off all my nails before a game is over, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the Steelers came back to beat the Bengals yesterday 24-20. Just saying. 😉
Game Day Style Tips
As for style on game day? Well, I definitely don’t sacrifice warmth for style. This is exactly what I would wear on a cold day at Heinz Field. Although I might swap for Bean boots if I need extra warmth. I love my Hunters but would need a couple layers of socks if it was too cold. I’ve also mentioned before here that you’ll want boots with better traction in snow or ice.
This coat is super warm but still easy for me to move in. In fact, I wore it in this Instagram post on a Pittsburgh day with wind and snow. If you’re watching your favorite team play on a cold day, be sure to choose a long coat that will keep everything warm. No one likes sitting on a cold seat.
If you need extra layers, add a sweatshirt or something like Under Armour under your clothing. I personally like to keep something lightweight like a t shirt as my bottom layer, as I do tend to get warm once I’m inside.
I wear this beanie on other days besides game days. A hat can really make a big difference in how warm you feel. The one I’m wearing is lined with fleece, so it provides extra warmth.
Where to Shop for Team Apparel
I linked above to my exact Steelers items if you’re a fellow Steelers fan, or still trying to find the perfect gift! Nordstrom carries other NFL hats. NFLShop.com also has guaranteed delivery by December 23 (if you order by tonight) and would be another great place to shop for team apparel. And of course, your favorite team should have plenty of apparel on its own pro shop website.
Photos by Yenma K. Photography