In just 82 days, the football (and football shirt) loving world will cast its eyes towards the 2018 World Cup in Russia. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a whole four years since we all looked Brazil-wards (and then laughed guiltily when the hosts got mercilessly thrashed by eventual winners, Germany, in the semi-finals). Well, to gear you up for what’s set to be a month or so of dramatic football, check out how the ASOS Insiders are rocking their replica footy tops.
INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
ASOS INSIDERS: FOOTBALL STYLE
By Lakeisha Goedluck, 24 March 2018
To kick off spring in style, @asos_ruddy has decided to don Nike’s French 'pre-game' strip in the freshest way. Seemingly a cross between a football top and the nation’s classic Breton tee, he’s chosen to layer it over a white half-zip long-sleeved top to give his look a streetwear edge. Sticking to the colour theme, he goes for navy wide-leg trews teamed with a pair of clean white Air Force 1s. Très bon!
Thanks to its abstract design, this Nigerian pre-game shirt is guaranteed to add a unique flavour to any get-up, as proved here by @asos_lesley. A distorted play on the country’s national flag, this white, black and green top is best styled with matching colours. Down low, Lesley opts for a pair of patent trousers and the much-coveted Nike Air VaporMax Plus trainers for a strong sportswear-lead ensemble.
Featuring French blue shoulder detailing, Les Bleus' home shirt serves as a solid piece of patriotic kit. Using her top as the centrepiece of her look, @asos_barbara wears a long-sleeved white tee underneath to add a touch of skater style. She completes her look with a blue patent skirt, sporty socks and a pair of Nike Air Max 270s. For ultimate ‘Vive la France’ vibes, Barbara finishes off her ensemble with a navy beret.
The graphic detailing on the chest of this raglan-style England pre-game top is what makes it so memorable (let’s hope the team is equally as strong as this design, eh?). When it comes to styling it, @asos_josh has put together a streetwear-focused ’fit. He layers a navy roll-neck and a white long-sleeved top underneath his shirt and opts for loose-fitting cargo trousers teamed with Air Max 270s to complete his look.
Now, when it comes to steezy sportwear, this England training top ticks all the sartorial boxes. There’s still a lot of hype around half-zips, and the fact that it comes in black means that it’ll easily slot into your wardrobe. If you’re aiming for an ultra-slick look, go for an all-black get-up like @asos_olive. She teams her sweatshirt with cropped trousers and nails the trend for retro trainers with a pair of Air Max 97s in the same hue.