We’re crushing: on Brandon Marshall

Bears stylemaster Brandon Marshall. (Photo: @cjzero)

Bears stylemaster Brandon Marshall
(Photo: @cjzero)

The evening belonged to Coach Ditka. But Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall certainly stole the spotlight when he showed up for the Bears’ Monday Night Football game at Soldier Field.

Known for his swag, both on the field and off, Marshall has already established himself as an NFL style icon. But on Monday night…he broke the swag meter.

(Photo: @BuzzFeedSports)

(Photo: @BuzzFeedSports)

Marshall was absolutely styling in a red double-breasted coat with a “turnt up” collar, complete with dress shirt, bow tie, matching gloves, and specs.

And he didn’t disappoint on the field either. Marshall had with six catches for 100 yards in the Bears’ 45-28 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

With game time temperatures hovering around 15 degrees (and below zero with windchill), Marshall proved no match for the Cowboys or the elements.

The colder it is…the hotter he gets.

Brandon Marshall. Swagmaster.

XO

All Sport Couture poised for breakout second season

It’s all about the sophomore season. Just ask Andrew Luck. Or Russell Wilson. Or Ryan Tannehill.

And no one knows that better than Lena Ward, owner of women’s fanwear clothing line All Sport Couture. The Zionsville, Indiana mother and wife of Indianapolis Colts Chief Operating Officer Pete Ward, made a huge splash her rookie season in the NFL.

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I was invited to preview her new line during a promotional photo shoot last week. When I asked her about the pressure to perform this season, Ward said she hadn’t really made the comparison to Andrew Luck. And for good reason.

“To me, it’s just continual. It’s not one season to the next. It’s just continual and it flows.”  -Lena Ward, owner of All Sport Couture

Any good team will tell you, flow is important.

One of my favorite things about the new collection...thumbholes!

One of my favorite things about the new collection…thumbholes!

Ward says the focus this season was not on starting over, but building on what they already had. And she wants fans to do the same.

“We want people to build and create almost little collections, where they can interchange a couple of our pieces and it’s not done after one season. And that’s important to me, that you can continue to wear it after just one season.”  -Lena Ward

And a little more inclusive as well. This season’s styles are a little more forgiving. Even if the fans wearing them are not.

And it’s versatile. This is wear anywhere fanwear that can take you from work day to game day to night on the town. And it’s just as wearable on Tuesday as it is on Sunday.

“Take one of the tops, pair it with a suit. Or, one of the jackets to go out on a Friday night….you can really dress it up.” -Lena Ward

All Sport Couture wants to you to “wear your passion.” Because great fashion is always in season.

 All Sport Couture’s new collection will be arriving soon at the NFL Shop, Fanatics, in pro shops, and other retailers. And, you can always find it at AllSportCouture.com.

I predict season two ends at the Super Bowl for the All Sport Couture team. Because, well…in addition to the seven new pieces she’s designed, Ward also has three styles specifically for Super Bowl XLVIII.

Fabulous. Fashionable. Fanwear.

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What better way to get behind your team?

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Note: Thanks to Lena Ward for the invitation. To Photographer Matt Bowen for his tips and images. And to lovely models Julia, StefanieMakinzee, and Crystal AnneIf you want to feel great about yourself, spend an evening with four Colts cheerleaders. Ha! They even eat pizza. And you can’t hate them, because they’re as sweet as they are beautiful. 

MWAH…

Ladies, get your game on…in style!

NFL Colts Style Lounge at Lucas Oil Stadium

The National Football League wants to make it easier than ever for female fans to look stylish in their favorite team colors.  And not just for game day!  Because today’s team fashions are just that…fashionable.

Gone are the days of oversized jerseys or smaller pink jerseys on women.  With females making up 45% of the NFL’s fans, team apparel has come a long way.  And the NFL wants to show you just how far it’s come.

The NFL brought its Fit For You Style Lounge to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sunday.  The pop up boutique was located inside the stadium and featured some of the newest and most fashionable women’s Colts apparel and accessories.  Every way to show your team spirit…including Colts manicures and fan photo opportunities.

I shopped the store with my mom before the Colts/Browns game and we both found fun, new Colts stuff.  Some of it we had seen before, but some was brand new.  Alyssa Milano’s Touch by AM line was well represented and has always been one of our favorites.  A new name to women’s fan wear, All Sport Couture, made its debut with fitted tops fashioned for game day or date night.  The high-end line was started by Indianapolis designer Lena Ward and carries a higher price tag than some fans are used to paying to show their team spirit…but for couture, it’s still a bargain!

The one day event left me wanting more…more apparel (which you can now shop online at the NFL women’s shop), and more events like this.  I am hoping the Fit for You Colts Style Lounge will make a return appearance next season, and judging by the turnout, I would assume so.  Better yet, let’s make it a permanent addition (calling Mr. Irsay…).  In the meantime, there may be one coming to a stadium near you!

Check out the Fit for You Style Lounge in your NFL city:

Detroit Lions, October 28th

New Orleans Saints, November 5th

Kansas City Chiefs, November 17th

St. Louis Rams, November 18th

San Diego Chargers, December 2nd

I love to see the NFL doing special stuff for the ladies.  They’ve finally figured out who their best fans are.  Or at least, their best looking fans!  Either way, our message to the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell is…we love it!  And we want more!

Females, fashion, and football…does it get any better than that?

XO