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8 Cute ways to wear your team's colors

Based out of Dallas, Texas, Mary McCoy is a writer and social worker for disenfranchised women and children. She's a single mom, lover of Texas barbecue, and a die-hard fan of yoga

Wear your team spirit with these 8 clever ideas

Back to school just isn't the same without a hefty dose of team spirit, but who wants to wear a grungy old T-shirt every game day? Update your look with these eight posh and colorful ideas.

1. Sport a sporty mani

Chevron nails

You may think no one pays attention to your fingernails, but you'd be wrong. Give your manicure a dash of team spirit by creating a chevron design with your school's colors. Not sure what you're doing? Check out this easy tutorial.

2. Shop smart

Head to a store that you know carries many clothing options at a reasonable price. For instance, we created this bright board with clothing from only JCPenney for a colorful game day look.

Shop Smart collage

3. Chalk your hair

Chalk your hair

Chalk is the solution if you love bright hair color but, you know, have to return to a work or school dress code on Monday morning. Follow these instructions for a rinse-out ombre style fit for game day. Want to spice it up even more? Add a colorful, rolled-up bandana for a funky headband.

4. Upcycle old beads into jewelry

earrings

Image Credit: Brit + Co.

Do you own a stash of old Mardi Gras beads that are going to waste and possibly bringing you shame? The answer to your woes is upcycling. Turn those old Mardi Gras beads into outrageously beautiful and bright jewelry — like these bauble hoops made from a tutorial on Brit + Co.

5. Look fly with feathers

Look fly with feathers

You can find feather hair accessories in all the colors of the rainbow, so they're perfect for school spirit. (Don't forget that you can also find feather bracelets and earrings, too). Just fix a feather clip, like this one made for tiny dancers, into your ponytail or braid. (All About Dance, $4).

6. Play with makeup

Seattle Seahawks eye makeup

It takes a special woman to wear bright eye makeup, so it sounds right up your alley. We love the idea of using your team's colors in metallic and matte eye shadows for a bold and spirited look. Need help? This Seattle Seahawks eye makeup tutorial is easily tweaked with your team's special colors.

7. Make a funky tutu

Make a funky tutu

Photo credit: Daisy Francesca

Little girls shouldn't have all the tutu fun. We've loved the tutu trend popping up at 5K races and mud runs, so why not sport a colorful tutu for game day, too? You can make a tutu however you like, but this tutorial from Daisy Francesca promises an extra-flouncy outcome.

8. Layer cut-outs

Layer cut-outs

Photo credit: All Day Chic

OK, so game day T-shirts aren't so bad, as long as they're shredded and layered. Grab one of your old team T-shirts, and follow this DIY tutorial to create a cut-out angel wing design with the back of the tee. Layer the final product over a tank top of your team's complementary color.

This post was sponsored by JCPenney.

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