I was born and raised in Kansas City (KCMO!), and while it's been 12 years since I've lived there, I will always be a loyal Chiefs fan. (New York, I love you and your sports teams, but it's just not the same.)
And what a time to be a Chiefs fan (finally!). Chiefs fever has been spreading like wildfire this season, and it is making people SEE RED! Loyal Chiefs fans are experiencing outright euphoria as the Chiefs dominate week after week (after so many disappointing seasons I can't even begin to count). Chiefs pride is at an all-time high (Exhibit A: my friend Allie, to the left, dressed as Andy Reid for Halloween -- she won her business school competition, in case you were wondering; Exhibit B: my friend Katherine, below, dressed as the "Chiefs Chef" -- see this Snickers commercial for reference -- and second place winner in her work competition). A month ago, BuzzFeed published 11 Reasons You Should Be a Chiefs Fan, which includes Andy Reid, his mustache, Warpaint and Eric Berry's fear of Warpaint (I don't know why the K.C. Wolf didn't make the cut). Bottom line? It's a good time to be from Kansas City and an even better time to be a Chiefs fan.
With an undefeated 9-0 record to defend and a major game against the Broncos tonight (at Denver, no less), it seemed only fitting to dedicate today's post to dressing for Chiefs Kingdom!
What to wear to keep that winning record (if not an Andy Reid or Chiefs Chef costume)? RED (and gold), of course! And lots of it. Mix and match actual Chiefs gear like a soft vintage tee or a cozy hat with warm fashion-y favorites like J.Crew red cashmere sweaters, red toothpick cords and a red wool coat like the J.Crew Majesty Coat or Marc by Marc Jacobs Nicoletta Coat. Keep your feet comfy in classic sneakers like Chuck Taylors or New Balance U420s, or cozy up in a pair of red Ugg boots. (Keep scrolling for shopping links and more!)
The best part? Don't worry about making sure all the reds match. The point is to go there, and a mix of shades will look more natural and cooler than a matchy-matchy situation. And it's all about looking cool, feeling warm, and rooting for a team that's RED hot. Go Chiefs!
Where to Buy:
Marc by Marc Jacobs Nicoletta Wool Coat ($460.80, down from $768) in corvette red at Saks.
J.Crew Excursion Quilted Vest ($120) in dark poppy.
J.Crew Majesty Peacoat ($298) in decadent red.
Women's Kansas City Chiefs Crew T-Shirt from tshirts.com ($26.99).
Kansas City Chiefs Womens Vintage Team Spirit T-Shirt - Red ($19.95) from fanatics on ebay.
Ugg Classic Short Boot ($155) in light red.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Ox ($50) in red.
Kansas City Chiefs Ladies Game Day T-Shirt - Gold ($21.95) from Footballfanatics.com
J.Crew Collection Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater ($198) in poppy
Collection Cashmere Boyfriend Sweater ($248) in poppy
Collection Cashmere Boyfriend Sweater ($238) in poppy
Reebok Kansas City Chiefs Knit Hat ($17.95)
New Balance Classics U420 ($59.99 down from $74.95) in Red/White
What's your lucky Chiefs outfit??? Tell me in the comments!
Happy Chiefs Day! :)
I am a designer and financial professional with a background in comparative literature, business and design. I live in New York with my overworked lawyer husband and sweet, art-and-design-loving toddler son and spend much of my free time dreaming about how to enhance the aesthetics of our little world. I am endlessly inspired and always in search of something new. This is a blog about my search, my inspiration and things I just really, really like or want.
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