By Kristin Hull
Dear Mommy Stylist,
With four school-aged kids who are all involved in sports, I find myself wearing team t-shirts often. But I never feel cute in them – maybe because the shirts are always boxy. How can I wear them so I don’t feel so dumpy?
This is an excellent question – one which I’ve struggled with when wearing “team” shirts. One way to pretty them up is to follow Heidi Klum’s lead in the photo above and cut the neckline wide enough so the shirt hangs off one shoulder. I wouldn’t suggest it be as wide as hers is but if it sits just an inch below your shoulder it will look cute without the risk of being trashy.
Or, try going the Sandra Bullock route by wearing a casual long, drapey sweater over it with some jeans and Converse sneakers.
Another idea is to wear a belt with your jeans and only tuck your shirt into the front just in the section over the buckle like this (yes, it’s a photo of a man by hey, he’s doing it right so…). It helps to add some style and keep the shirt from looking too boxy.
Keep the look simple. I would most often pair it with jeans or black leggings. Remember though, if you wear leggings make sure the shirt is long enough to cover your crotch area completely.
For shoes, knee-high riding boots or flat ankle boots would be field-, court- or rink -appropriate and give you some style.
And if you’re going to wear a baseball cap don’t put your hair behind your ears. Let it hang down straight like this. Or, put it in a low ponytail either in the back or a little to the side and then pull the ponytail over your shoulder. A braid done either of those ways would be cute too.
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