Sport Authority: Why Jerseys Are Getting Major Play This Season

You may not know your way around a basketball court or fully understand the rules of football, but you don’t have to be a sports enthusiast to score when it comes to today’s trend. Jerseys have made a stylish leap from sideline essential to fashion world favorite, with everyone from Miley Cyrus to Cara Delevingne embracing the athletic look.

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    Don’t be fooled by the boxy silhouettes: these pieces can be surprisingly feminine and sexy too. Just be sure to check out today’s winner’s circle for top-notch ways to execute the trend.

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    Rihanna

    An oversized Ottawa Senators Reebok Premier Hockey Jersey ($125) doubled as the perfect bold mini dress for the singer, seen here out in Beverly Hills a few months ago. 

     

    Similar Essential:
    L’America Oversized Athletic Tee Dress ($159)

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    Miley Cyrus

    In keeping with her new Fly Girl sensibilities, Cyrus stepped out in a Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan jersey, styled with a backwards hat, American Apparel shorts, and Saint Laurent heels. 

     

    Similar Essential:
    Nasty Gal Chicago Bulls Rodman Tank ($128)

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    Iggy Azalea

    A quick roll of the sleeves and DKNY heels give the Aussie singer’s Chicago Blackhawks Reebok Premier Hockey Jersey ($150) a feminine spin. 

     

    Similar Essential:
    Miss Guided Noelle Chicago Print Oversized Tee ($22)

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    Cara Delevingne

    While out in London last month, the British model opted for a shrunken version of Chicago Bulls’ Scottie Pippin’s jersey, tying her sportif look together with a pair of Chanel sneakers. 

     

    Similar Essential:
    L’America LA Athletic Tank Top ($79)

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    Jourdan Dunn

    Hanging out at the Wireless Festival in London last month, the leggy Brit played up the athletic vibe of her Chicago Bulls jersey with the addition of a baseball cap and sneakers.

     

    Similar Essential:
    Rehab Metallic Athletic Jersey Dress ($43)

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    Street Style

    A peek-a-boo mesh layer takes an oversized football jersey from the playing field to night-out territory.

     

    Similar Essential:
    Nasty Gal On 1 Jersey ($110)

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    Chiara Ferragni

    The Blonde Salad

    Crisp, white accents, such as a Saint Laurent bag and Isabel Marant’s Clemence Studded Heels ($543), lend a polished finish to the Italian blogger’s casual Topshop jersey.

     

    Similar Essential:
    ASOS T-Shirt with Foil Number 10 ($20)

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    Street Style

    The classic basketball jersey takes on a high-fashion persona, thanks to an asymmetrical hemline.

     

    Similar Essential:
    Dimepiece Athletic Jersey Tee ($95)

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    Aimee Song

    Song of Style

    The Los Angeles native dressed up her SuperMuse jersey with help from gold jewelry—specifically, Vita Fede bracelets and necklaces from Fallon, Jennifer Zeuner, Hamsa, and Bar—and Celine heels. 

     

    Similar Essential:
    Love Leather Leather Football Jersey ($550)

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    PHOTO: Alexander Wang

    Alexander Wang S/S 13

    Wang’s boxy leather top with sheer paneling resembles the type of thing a fashion-forward female hockey player might wear.

     

    Similar Essential:
    NSF Colorblock Jersey Tee ($106)

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    PHOTO: Julien David

    Julien David S/S 13

    For spring and summer, Julien David spoke to the playful side of today’s look, layering a sheer basketball-inspired tank with the word “dinosaur” across the front over a contrast-print dress.

     

    Similar Essential:
    Viva Vena Mesh Jersey Tank with Viva Cuba Print ($31)

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    PHOTO: Jeremy Scott

    Jeremy Scott S/S 13

    The sports jersey doesn’t get any more “evening” than designer Jeremy Scott’s sequined 23 tank.

     

    Similar Essential:
    Forever 21 Lame Varsity Top ($30)

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    Free People

    We The Free Sideline Tank ($68)

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    H&M

    Jersey Top ($18)

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    I Like Wolves

    Oversized Sports Tee ($39)

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    Nasty Gal

    Good Sport Tee ($98)

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    Project Social T

    Los Angeles Mesh Tee ($28)

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    Topshop

    Number Airtex Tee ($45)

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    UNIF

    Six 66 Jersey Top ($129)

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T-Shirt With Foil Number 10

T-Shirt With Foil Number 10

ASOS, $20
SHOP
Number Airtex Tee

Number Airtex Tee

Topshop, $45
SHOP
Good Sport Tee

Good Sport Tee

Nasty Gal, $98
SHOP
We The Free Sideline Tank

We The Free Sideline Tank

Free People, $68
SHOP
Oversized Sports Tee

Oversized Sports Tee

I Like Wolves, $39
SHOP
Team Ghesquiere Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt

Team Ghesquiere Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt

LPD New York, $85
SHOP
Los Angeles Mesh Tee

Los Angeles Mesh Tee

Project Social T, $28
SHOP
Six 66 Jersey Top

Six 66 Jersey Top

UNIF, $129
SHOP
Jersey Top

Jersey Top

H&M, $18
SHOP
Ottawa Senators Reebok Premier Hockey Jersey

Ottawa Senators Reebok Premier Hockey Jersey

NHL, $125
SHOP
Oversized Athletic Tee Dress

Oversized Athletic Tee Dress

L’America, $159
SHOP
Chicago Bulls Rodman Tank

Chicago Bulls Rodman Tank

Nasty Gal, $128
SHOP
Blackhawks Reebok Premier Hockey Jersey

Blackhawks Reebok Premier Hockey Jersey

NHL, $150
SHOP
Noelle Chicago Print Oversized Tee

Noelle Chicago Print Oversized Tee

Miss Guided, $22
SHOP
LA Athletic Tank Top

LA Athletic Tank Top

L’America, $79
SHOP
Metallic Athletic Jersey Dress

Metallic Athletic Jersey Dress

Rehab, $43
SHOP
Colorblock Jersey Tee

Colorblock Jersey Tee

NSF, $106
SHOP
Mesh Jersey Tank with Viva Cuba Print

Mesh Jersey Tank with Viva Cuba Print

Viva Vena, $31
SHOP
Lame Varsity Top

Lame Varsity Top

Forever 21, $30
SHOP
Leather Football Jersey

Leather Football Jersey

Love Leather, $550
SHOP
Clemence Studded Heels

Clemence Studded Heels

Isabel Marant, $543
SHOP
Athletic Jersey Tee

Athletic Jersey Tee

Dimepiece, $95
SHOP
On 1 Jersey

On 1 Jersey

Nasty Gal, $110
SHOP
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