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Friday, August 22, 2014

5 Ways to Build Your Gameday Outfit Around a Team Hat

How to build a gameday outfit around a sports team hat

Most women are guilty of building an entire outfit around a necklace, a pair of shoes or some other item in their closet that they just have to wear. When it comes to gameday fashion, there are so many hat styles and designs for every team, but not every hat complements every outfit. Like any statement piece, it requires some planning, so TSR's advice is to start with your favorite hat and work your way down.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fan Find: House Divided Wreath

House Divided Wreath

Football season is almost here and fall will soon be upon us with all its beautiful sights, sounds and smells. Although this time of year brings sports fans a lot of joy, football can stir intense emotions and cause awkward tension, even within the same household. If your house is divided, meaning its inhabitants are fans of different or rival teams, give your neighbors and visitors fair warning at the front door.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Style Rivalry: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants

Style Rivalry: Dodgers vs. Giants

Rivalries are one of the best things about sports - they ignite passion, cement loyalty and make average people do and say some pretty crazy stuff. While teams settle the score on the field, fans have other ways of proving who's #1. Let's put aside the chants, stats and superficial insults - it's time to put rivals to the test in the ultimate battle: TSR's Style Rivalry.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Style Ref's Wedding Series: Team Garters

Sports team garters

Custom calls for the bride to wear a garter on her wedding day, which the groom removes toward the end of the reception and tosses to unmarried male guests. The man who catches the garter may then place it on the leg of the woman who catches the bride's bouquet. According to superstition, these two will be next to get married, though not necessarily to each other!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Gift Ideas for College Freshmen

Collegiate gift ideas for college freshmen

A close friend and TSR reader recently asked for advice about what to get her cousin, who was starting college at the University of South Florida (Go Bulls!) this fall. She wanted to get her favorite freshman a few fun gifts to kick off the school year and celebrate the start of this new life chapter. It's definitely not easy to shop for a college freshman or even begin to know what they like, need or really want, but The Style Ref has some ideas to help you score cool points.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Style Ref's Hails & Fails: July 2014

Best and worst in sports fan fashion and style for July

There were two kings of July: soccer and Lebron James. The drama-filled World Cup and Lebron's decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers ruled the sports world and it was (mostly) fun to watch. If you stepped out for summer vacation this month, catch up with The Style Ref's July hails (worth cheering about) and fails (worth sneering about) in sports fan fashion and style.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sports Fan DIY: Loyalty Bracelets

Loyalty Bracelets DIY

Friendship bracelets are a familiar childhood relic that bring back memories of long days at summer camp and bonding with your new best friend. Although you might think these belong in the past, the friendship bracelet has reemerged as a major fashion accessory - vibrant colors, intricate designs and unique embellishments have transformed child's play into serious adult style.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Top Housewarming Gifts for the Sports Fan Home

Top housewarming gifts for sports fans

Two of The Style Ref's best friends (and fellow sports fans) just settled into their new home and are hosting a housewarming party next month, which raised an important question: What gift would be both personal and practical without interfering with their decor? In case you find yourself in a similar situation, The Style Ref gathered a collection of heartfelt housewarming gifts that will help make every sports fan's house feel more like a home.