Disclaimer: This post was completely written before the game last night, and this Duke fan is both tired and bummed today… not to mention my bracket is history. It’s definitely still worth posting, though, because fans are through thick and thin, right?
Being from the great state of North Carolina, college basketball is a way of life. I grew up in Greensboro, the previous site of the ACC Tournament. You didn’t just follow along – you picked a team. Namely, you picked either Duke, Carolina, or NC State. My mother went to Carolina, so I previously rooted for the Tar Heels. I stayed a Carolina fan up until 2014, when I attended Duke via a cohort to receive my AIG degree. It isn’t a masters, but is a graduate level degree. I fully intended to stay a Carolina fan, but when putting hours and effort into something, Duke slowly began rising to the top. It’s really hard to not root for a school when you have a degree from there, when you’re proud of your education there. So I did what no Carolinian should do – I switched sides in the greatest rivalry there is.
I’m all for a casual t-shirt and jeans look, and that’s what I have on 9 times out of 10 on game days. But still, I am a style blogger. And by nature, I’ve got to try to jazz it up a bit. I don’t pull this faux leather jacket out often, but I always have fun when I do. It definitely is a bit sassy. My husband said wearing it gave me an excuse to have an attitude;) but what can I say? It’s leather. Aren’t you supposed to have an attitude when you wear it? I also think I like curls with the leather. I feel like I need a motorcycle to accompany it…..is that taking it too far? Yeah? Ok.
This outfit would be great with black jeans too, but I wanted to show just how easy it is to take a basic jeans and tee look and kick it up a notch, via a jacket and wedges. For school, I often throw on a black or light gray cardigan and boots instead.
Because the only logical thing to link right now is all my favorite Duke apparel… enjoy:)
Is college basketball and March Madness big where you are? It’s always so fascinating to hear about other parts of the country!