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Outfits Under $100: NCAA March Madness Edition


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As far as I’m concerned, March and April are the best months of the year. Opening Day for professional baseball is approaching rapidly (not rapidly enough, in my opinion) and NCAA March Madness has finally arrived. Gone are the days of watching anything other than basketball on TV. For the next few weeks, most of us will be glued to ESPN and rooting for teams we don’t usually root for in the hopes of having a winning bracket.

Since there are plenty of opportunities to watch games out and about in the next couple of weeks, we have created four sample outfits to keep you stylish while cheering on your team. Each outfit showcases a look that is under $100 total. Keep in mind, you likely already have items in your closet that we have selected below, so these outfits typically come in at far under $100.

Catching the Game at a Sports Bar – $90.20

March madness outfit 1
Product Information: Top – Gonzaga Gear, Jeans – Forever 21, Jacket – H&M, Shoes – Charlotte Russe

When I was younger it seemed like the only sports gear out there consisted of oversized men’s t-shirts, jerseys, and gym shorts. Now there are so many cute women’s styles to choose from. This Gonzaga Bulldogs tank is perfect for wearing with a denim jacket to the bar. Pair it with some hip skinny jeans and a pair of boots for a perfect casual night out look.

Watching the Game from the Gym – $82.69

March madness outfit 2
Product Information: Jacket – Football Fantatics, Pants – Forever 21, Headband – Amazon, Shoes – Amazon

My friends make fun of me, but during the KU games, I can get so emotionally strung-out, I actually prefer to watch them in my favorite stress-relieving place, the gym. I usually go for a run on a treadmill with a screen so I can watch the game and get a workout at the same time.

If you’re anything like me, you can still support your team while working out by cheering them on with a team pullover. Wear your workout pants and a headband in the right color, and no one will doubt your allegiance to your team and your fitness.

Tickets to the Big Game – $77.34

March madness outfit 3
Product Information: Top – KU Store, Cami – Walmart, Jeans – H&M, Bag – Asos, Shoes – Charlotte Russe

If you have plans to go to one of the March Madness games (you lucky dog, you), definitely make your team choice known by rocking your college’s logo! We love this little cropped KU jersey when paired with a white tank top underneath. Comfortable shoes are key, as there will be a lot of standing, screaming, and jumping all around. And don’t forget a cross-body bag so your hands will be free to do all the clapping you want!

Watch Party at a Friend’s Place – $78.93

March madness outfit 4
Product Information: Top – Fans Edge, Shorts – H&M, Belt – Charlotte Russe, Sneakers – Urban Outfitters

For sporting events, whether at the game or watching them from home, there’s no reason to get crazy dolled-up. However, it is critically important to show support for your team! This cute scoop-neck sweater fits the bill perfectly, and looks great with some low-key cargo shorts and sneakers.

What will you wear for March Madness, and how will you keep your outfit frugal?

We want to know, so leave us a comment below with your thoughts! Which look above is your favorite? Which team will you be cheering on? What do you always wear to basketball games?

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10 Responses to “Outfits Under $100: NCAA March Madness Edition”

  1. 1
    March 13th, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Love this post! So I’m not the only one who makes a point to go to the gym to watch games! And, honestly, nothing’s more motivating than watching your team kick butt to really get you running.
    And crossbody bags are a MUST for games. Your hands are free for clapping plus you don’t have to worry about keeping an eye on your purse when it’s still on you.

  2. 2
    March 13th, 2013 at 10:29 am

    The gym is a great place to watch basketball games. I love your outfits, but I have to say…Carolina? Really? They’re not even ranked, son.

  3. 3
    March 13th, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Your timing is perfect! I’m totally getting excited about March Madness right now and when I saw this article it made me want to go dig through my closet for anything Scarlet & Grey I could find (GO BUCKS!!!)…

    I’m with you on watching the game while at the gym too. What a rush of Endorphins… And it’s even better if you can do it decked out in your team’s colors. So your outfit ideas really are amazingly helpful right now!

    I have to admit that I’m always having a tough time with dressing to support your team without looking tacky and the outfits you put together really pull it off! Would’ve loved to see one with a varsity jacket too…

    Anyways, GREAT article!!! Fingers crossed for great March Madness results too ;-)

  4. 4
    March 13th, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I LOVE that a UofL shirt made it on your page! Makes me proud to be a Cardinal! (And I love the shirt.)

  5. 5
    March 13th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Casey is right, crossbody bag are a must! Not only for games but also for concerts. If you stay worrying about your bag you miss a lot of fun and then arrives at home really angry haha

  6. 6
    March 13th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    This post is such a cute idea i love it! The watching it from the gym outfit is my favorite because that’s where I am in most of my free time (which isn’t a lot) so I like that you’re still supporting your team even though you aren’t at the game. And its really cute!

  7. 7
    March 13th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    It really is an exciting March. One thing I love about college sports is we always have playoffs or championships to look forward to all year long. I’m also a big fan of the college world series, and yes, you need to look good while you’re watching the game!

  8. 8
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    I wish we had this in Canada! Especially because hockey has been so iffy and annoying lately. Going to football games always looks like such a good time.

  9. 9
    March 13th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    I love the third outfit :)

    That’s my school! GO CARDS!!!

  10. 10
    March 13th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Love these outfit ideas, especially the bar one!!! Except for all the kU swag…MIZ!

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