On the fashion ball
WITH the World Cup looming, football fever is fast gripping the nation, but you don’t have to don a traditional strip to show your passion for the beautiful game.
Leave the white football shirts to captain Gerrard and the boys and show your patriotic support with more chic options that say WAG rather than chav.
Take designer Ashish for inspiration, who proved mixing up sporty and glamour can score on style – his catwalk showcased sequin football print shorts and embellished sporty slogan tops.
The High Street has followed suit with all you need to flash the flag in style.
We’ve done all the fashion footwork for you, so get chanting and cheering in World Cup supporter chic.
Fly the flag during celebrations, and then fling George at Asda’s Union Jack scarf stylishly around your neck, £5 (0500 100 055/www.george. com)
Ditch the heels and stick to sneakers so you can jump for joy at goals in Converse’s Chuck Taylor The Who Union Flag plimsolls, £45 at Very (www.very. co.uk)
At first glance, it’s a designer-look chain tee, but observe closely and Dorothy Perkins’s chain print vest is scattered with footballs and flags, £16 (0845 121 4516/ www.dorothyperkins.com)
Okay, it’s not exactly subtle but Butler & Wilson Crystal Union Jack bangle oozes glamour, £76.50 at QVC (0800 50 40 30/www.qvcuk. com)
This bright and beautiful Patty Union Jack clutch bag from Lunacy is handy for flaunting your patriotic support and stashing party poppers if England make the final, £37 (01639 895735/www. lunacyboutique. co.uk)
Stand out from the supporter crowd and dazzle in sequins with Next’s grey marl England sequin sweater, £25 (0844 844 8333/www.next.co.uk)