The Dutch have it tough
On the fashion side, being a Dutch fan is a challenge! Try mixing the red, white and blue from the flag with the Netherlands orange and make it all look good. Sounds like a fourth of July party in Home Depot.
After the Netherlands and Germany semi-final at the Libra room, I ran into Lauren who managed to pull it all together and she gets the two thumbs up on her Dutch ensemble. Lauren balanced her blue and white Dutch knee highs with her orange Holland shirt and mini-hair flags. Lauren looked great!
So I thought I'd save you from rummaging through your closet finding random items that match your team's colors.
In my travels around the city, I've picked up some useful tips for making your World cup outfit pop!
Here's how to avoid looking like walking garage sale and how to look like a World Cup diva.
Ladies, we can look sexy and sporty all at the same time. We've got it like that, so let's use it! Ditch the frumpy and baggy men's shirt and get a fitted-T in the color of your counties team.
However, if you can't find a fitted-T, I've found the solution that will make you look like a World Cup diva. It's so simple and cheap!
On recommendation from a beautiful Brazilian woman named Andrea, I picked up a couple of men's T''s for $10.00 each. Then I took a pair of scissors, cutting a nice 'V' in the front and one in the back. Underneath you can wear a muscle tank-top or like Andrea, a bikini top. The cut t-shirt will hang over your shoulders and you're rocking it flash dance style. Andrea (yes they have the same names) an Italian fan did the same thing, except that her top was a men's jersey that she bought out of the back of an Ice-cream truck for $10.00. Or you can just go into your brother's, husband's or boyfriend's closet and take one of theirs and you're really getting a deal!
When I picked up my $10 dollar t-shirt for Sunday's final game from Renzo of Renzo Tailors and Alternations on Commercial Drive he also suggested tying a knot to take up the extra material.
Of course you could go Hollywood and have it tailored, but then your $10 dollar t-shirt is no longer a bargain. Just take the scissors to it!
When designing your own outfit, don't overdo it and keep it simple.
A hodgepodge collection of whatever you can find in your closet or in your teams colors will only make you look like the Halloween isle at Value Village. Let's not go there until October.
If you're wearing a t-shirt, bag, hat, flag, red pants and a Hawaiian lei in your team's colors, it's probably a little overboard and a definite eye-sore. Bold, but your giving everyone a headache!
Finally, No boots! Try painting your toe-nails in your team's colors.
Yes you should accessorize! Just don't kill it with 70's junk jewellery because the color matches your team's outfit. Pick one item to accessorize and keep in mind your flag is a great accessory.
Cool and simple suggestion
When I was watching the final Portugal game, I noticed a woman wearing a flowing white dress with a Portugal scarf around her shoulders. It's very simple and very beautiful. If you do choose a white outfit as your base, you can accent it with a ball cap or a scarf. Depending on the weather, you might have to go with a pashmina over a wool scarf in your team's colors. The scarf is also great to wave around when your team scores.
Still want to go over the top?
If you just feel like going over the top, do it right with a full body soccer samba outfit. With a hand-make soccer ball bra and head-dress you will definitely stop traffic! The soccer ball bras are personally made by the queen of samba. Her collections can be seen at www.sambaqueen.com.
I'm thinking I could use the extra soccer ball support.
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About the Author
Coreena Robertson (Vancouver)
Coreena Robertson is a seasoned sports producer and experienced sports broadcaster who loves to cover sports at both the community and professional level. She has interviewed high profile celebrities and sports stars such as LeBron James and the late Paul Newman, but also loves hanging out at the local pitch.