June 14th, 2010

Style Files: World Cup Wardrobe Guide

Image via the jammy cow Mariah Carey’s walk-in closet hook up.

As the first few days of the World Cup pass us by in a blur of bitchfaces and high dose junk food ingestion, we think it’s important not to lose sight of the important things: Wardrobe.

Of course, what to wear depends entirely on the location. Many Kickettes will be glamming it up at swanky parties complete with champs, mini quiches and coat checks. Some of you, we’re certain, will flit to packed pubs for the loud, lairy atmosphere and and alcohol-fueled excitement. And those enjoying “jammie time” on the settee (for better ease of shoveling cheese & onion crisps down one’s gullet without judgment) must also be acknowledged.

Regardless of location, one must always look their best. So, grab a Jaffa Cake (or 12) and join us in a spot of virtual retail therapy. Follow our advice and you will be sure to look the business while cheering on your team.

Luxury Box at Soccer City Stadium

If you’ve made it to South Africa in the posh seats, you know you’ve really made it.

This type of occasion is a no expense spared glam-fest, where the champagne flows all night and you should dress accordingly.

1.  Roberto Cavalli leather jacket

2. Dolce and Gabbana sandals

3. Mary Katrantzou bangle

4. Dries Van Noten dress





Your Work Office/Tiny Cubicle

Stuck like a peasant at work watching the match? You can still subtly support your team in between nipping to the break room to catch a glimpse of the telly, frantically refreshing Live Score or sneaking an Internet stream at your desk (naughty but totes necessary). These are frustrating times Kickettes, but we know you can do it.

1. Fenn Wright Mason dress

2. Silver football pendant

3. ASOS heels

4. La Senza knickers

Bonus: Even your caffeine can show its support.



Down The Pub

What better place to be than surrounded by the intoxicated masses as you scream your head off and end up rooting for countries you can’t even locate on a map? The pub atmosphere is always brilliant, and in moments of both triumph and defeat you end up making new friends to celebrate or cry with.

1. Topshop cross body bag

2. Topshop skinny jeans

3. Pour La Victoire sandals

4. ASOS bangle

5.  Edun vest top



A Posh Party

It is true that at parties of this kind the football viewing can take a back seat. Kickettes, however, will be sure to have a prime view of the telly while still being able to chat up the fellas and get prime service from the roaming champagne servers.

1. Jimmy Choo wedges

2. Traidremade clutch

3. Dorothy Perkins bangle set

4.  Diane von Furstenberg maxi dress


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23 Responses to “Style Files: World Cup Wardrobe Guide”

  1. keanan says:

    what a great wardrobe to world cup , but did you really wearing that to watch in stadium?

  2. iza says:

    Loving the WC wardrobe guide [yellow choo's]
    but please could you include a look for a fan fest on the beach,I wore harem pants and a tee with flip flops ofcourse!
    P.S I WANT THAT WALK-IN, THANKIES
    P.S.S and Kevin Prince Boateng

  3. I love the “pub” look and the “posh party”. Both are very summer-ish and totally appropriate. Not overdressed for a football match, and still chic! Nice one!

  4. sounderslove says:

    problem is, after those lovely seats in soccer city (and the other stadiums whose names i cannot remember), i can no longer even hope to afford those beautiful clothes, ever.

  5. rubyqueen says:

    i looooooooooove the dries van noten dress and the jimmy choo's oh and the topshop skinnies.mmmm good choice kickette.:) i sadly cannot afford any of the above.!!so i will just be wearing my england shirt and new look cropped jeans with ballet pumps.:) comfy and casual..xx

  6. Missy Manchester says:

    1. Why does Mariah need a closet? She rarely wears clothes.

    2. I really like the black and white polka dot dress work ensemble. Too bad my feet get puffy in the heat making it impossible to wear high heels all day. :(

    3. Congrats to all the soon-to-be Moms in here! :) :)

    • Ella says:

      LMAO at #1!! Seriously, I should have that closet, I LOVE wearing clothes, unlike Mariah!

  7. I wore the England shirt from the Umbro World Champions Collection with a Daniele Alessandrini denim skirt and a skinny red belt the other day. But then, I'm my own boss, so what am I going to do? Dock myself some pay? :)

  8. Marcella S. says:

    I think this post would've been more interesting if you suggested how to pull off a jersey, without looking like one of the players! For exemple, wearing a jearsey with a high waited skirt and heels.. or with leggings and a leather jacket! How to accessorize… etc.. Because, honestly? it's World Cup! Who watches a game without your team's jersey? :)

  9. Lolinha says:

    I'll take the Dolce heels, the Topshop jeans and the Dries dress (and wear it as a top). I wouldn't wear them during a game though. I always wear a Brazil shirt not necessarily a team jersey any touristy crap will do. I'll also be binge eating (nerves!) and barefoot, ideally at a friend's house (whoever has the biggest screen). So nothing glamorous over here.

  10. Gigi Neville-Brown says:

    Does anyone out there wear jerseys to show their support for their teams? I know that I will get slack for this, but it's not all about wearing sky high stilletos and pulling a man. It's about our love of THE best event the world has to offer. Besides, it is a lot easier to get beer out of a jersey, where it belongs, than a Cavalli or Gucci dress.

    • Barcelista says:

      Wearing my teams jersey when my boys play? = ALWAYS!!!!

    • Barcelista says:

      Forgot to add that I sometimes do wear high stilletos with the jersey when Argentina plays during working hours (have to wear high heels at work).. When not working it’s definitely something more “relaxed” for bar/home :)

    • LuvinBale says:

      Agreed!!! You have to show your support by wearing the jersey. I know the US needs all the support it can get plus I'm a little superstitious about not wearing it while watching a game. The day I don't wear it and put on something glam instead is the day we lose a game. I just can't have that.

      Come on USA!!! You hotties!!!

      Gotta love The Gooch!!

    • Ali says:

      I always do, with jeans and trainers.

  11. Ella says:

    LOVE this post! I spent part of the weekend at a "pub". Technically it was a "sports bar" since all the pubs near me were packed! Fun either way, I only wish I had all these things in my closet to choose from. Sigh.

  12. imhereforthenando says:

    I know that I will be supporting my teams in a jersey as well as (probably) some pregnancy jeans that will be the only thing that will fit my ever-expanding beer and chips belly.

    • Gigi Neville-Brown says:

      Ha, ha. You have described my outfit exactly, as I too have a future footie fan in my belly. I, however, am avoiding the pubs due to my sometimes aggressive behavior during matches, and my current need to stay calm.