2014 FIFA World Cup: Spectator Style

In case if you haven’t already set your DVR, the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off today, Thursday, June 12th at 3 p.m. Eastern time.

Official poster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Official poster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

A total of thirty-two teams worldwide will come together for the next month to find the best futbol team by fighting it out on the field (and not to mention workin’ those glutes!).

For those who are soccer fans, the World Cup is the one time a year where everyone on Earth, regardless of who you are or where you came from, can come together to celebrate the sport that is shared amongst many, if not all, cultures.

On the other hand, if you aren’t a Sporty Spice like myself, and barely know soccer, the World Cup is the perfect excuse to ogle at muscular, model-esque men, sweating and proving their stamina.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, courtesy of www.worldsoccertalk.com
Professional soccer players Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, courtesy of worldsoccertalk.com

Ah, yes, the World Cup brings together quite the crowd, doesn’t it?

Whether you’re a true futbol fan or just watching for the players, the World Cup is also a reason to show off your sweat-approved fashion.

Model Alessandra Ambrosio posing for V magazine in 2010, supporting her home country Brazil for the FIFA World Cup.
Model Alessandra Ambrosio posing for V magazine in 2010, supporting her home country Brazil for the FIFA World Cup.

So pick a team to root for (I always choose the underdog) and support your team of choice with your most fashionable active wear! Look below for some inspiration to help you find your ideal World Cup attire.

Just because you wear sneakers, doesn’t mean they can’t be fashionable and comfortable. Slip on a printed pair like these Nike ‘Free 5.0 TR Fit 4’ Print Training Shoe for some fancy footwork. You can purchase the Nike ‘Free 5.0 TR Fit 4’ Print Training Shoe (Women) from Nordstrom for $105.

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If you’re looking for a casual way to root for your favorite team, we suggest a lightweight t-shirt with your team’s name, logo, or color. For those who are rooting for Spain this year, try this Espana Futbol Tee from Forever 21 for $12.80. (They also have Brazil, Italia, Germany and Mexico shirts in t-shirts, tank tops, and dresses!)

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Find this shirt here.

If you just can’t decide which team to support for the 2014 World Cup, or don’t want to commit to an active wear outfit, throwing on a zip-up track jacket like this Topshop X Adidas Originals Tracksuit Top is easy and carefree. You can find this tracksuit top from Topshop on sale for $50. (As if you didn’t already need a reason to buy this piece, it was originally priced at $100.)

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Find this jacket here.

Add a jazzier pair of black leggings to your leggings collection with these MICHI Psyche Legging from Urban Outfitters for $198. The sheer paneling is sexy for spring and summer while the material makes them comfortable and athletic.

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For those die-hard futbol fans, or if you’re looking to keep it classic, wearing a jersey like this Adidas Argentina Home Jersey, from Adidas for $75, will make you look as professional as the players.

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Find this jersey here.

Fake your footbol knowledge and watch the 2014 World Cup in style this year with these picks, and don’t forget to tune in this afternoon for the start of the games!

Celebrate this friendly competition, have fun, be safe, and don’t light any couches on fire like a crazed sports fanatic (even if you actually are one).

-Alex Cooper

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