INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
ASOS INSIDERS: FOOTBALL STYLE
By Lakeisha Goedluck, 24 March 2018
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.
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.