Show your Broncos pride: One girl’s guide to game-day style
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Visit these local pet shops for a dog-sized dose of Broncos gear to help Fido show his hometown pride.
Head over to Elk Mountain Trading Co., 121 N. Summit Blvd., Frisco, to view their Broncos dog leashes and dog collars. Call (970) 668-0495.
Or try The Barnyard, 101 Main St., Frisco. Pair a blue puppy coat with an orange bandana or an orange vest with a blue leash. Call (970) 668-0238.
Just when you thought the holidays were over, another is upon us — Super Bowl Sunday. The level of anticipation and excitement has reached a fevered pitch, with our very own Denver Broncos heading to Super Bowl XVLIII. While this may be a sacred holiday for some in Bronco’s Country, for those of us who care more about cheese dip and taquitos than touchdowns, dressing up may help us embrace the day and get into the football spirit.
Rather than shelling out high dollars on expensive branded Bronco’s gear, there are plenty of affordable options for showing home team pride without breaking the bank. We’ve created a list quick and easy ways to get you looking good just in time for kickoff. Since the Broncos and their opponent, the Seattle Seahawks, both have blue in their uniforms, be sure to lead with orange or accessorize with pops of orange.
Things are gonna get loud; enjoy it! Use this opportunity to wear the loudest and largest orange necklace you can find. Oversized costume jewelry is on trend and easy to find at places such as Rue 21 and Zumiez in the Silverthorne outlets or the clearance jewelry section at Target. To avoid going overboard, stick with just one vibrant orange accessory and pair it with a blue top — easy and impactful.
Infinity and beyond
Thanks in part to yoga brand LuLuLemon, infinity scarves have become the go-to accessory. It’s a scarf where the two ends are connected either by a set of buttons or sewn together, making one large loop. This accessory can be worn in a variety of ways, making it as versatile as it is stylish. Head to Magical Scraps on Main Street in Breckenridge to choose a predominantly blue patterned fabric and accent it with orange buttons or orange ribbon along the edges. Google instructions on how to make your own infinity scarf, or ask the helpful staff at Magical Scraps for sewing tips.
Find it: Magical Scraps Boutique & Studio, 310 S. Main Street, Breckenridge, 970-453-6023
Orange ya glad
Just because it’s a football game doesn’t mean you can’t still be feminine. Pair jeans with a fun pair of orange shoes or a fab orange purse. We know orange can be a tricky color, so stick with softer hues such as peaches and tangerines, and avoid fluorescent traffic cone shades. After game day has come and gone, orange pairs beautifully with browns and greys. Stay away from blacks to avoid going Halloween-ish.
For a discreet accent, fingernails are an easy place to add a bit of whimsy. Head over to the Southern Exposure Salon in Dillon to treat yourself to a Broncos-inspired manicure. Try a Broncos French manicure — predominantly blue nails with orange tips — or go all blue nails with an orange accent or add your favorite player’s number to your ring finger … and hopefully your fella won’t get too jealous!
Find it: Southern Exposure Salon, 707 E. Anamone Trail, Dillon, 970-468-9054
Revamp your T
Have an old ugly Broncos shirt lying around? Turn it into something cute! Crafters are getting seriously creative with T-shirt creations. There are so many simple ways to transform a boxy, manly shirt into something attractive and feminine. Turn the shirt into a scarf, tear it up, tie it up or twist it up into something you’ll wear with pride. Search “T-shirt creations” on Pinterest for a bevy of ideas. Don’t have an old shirt to use? Try shopping in the kids’ section, where branded items are usually cheaper than adult sizes.
Kids’ craft corner
Here’s a way to be festive and keep the kids entertained during the game (or at least the first quarter). Head to the craft section to stock up on blue and orange supplies, ribbons, beads, bandanas and soft rope or twine. Set the supplies out on a kids’ table and let them create bracelets, headbands and necklaces. Help them create a braided headband using orange, blue and white ribbon, or have them make unique pieces for each person at the party.
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