While football fanatics were focused on the fouls and scores at yesterday's Super Bowl, our eyes were peeled on Madonna's halftime-show outfit. Her black-and-gold Givenchy dress was an obvious showstopper, and the gold pompoms fed into her over-the-top performance. While this look was just right on stage, it would look too contrived on the sidewalks. But with just a few tweaks and additions, we can easily bring Madonna's stage ensemble to the streets. Start with a basic black tee, then jazz it up with a gold spiked necklace. Go simple with one strand of spikes, or go all out with a handful. Then for your bottoms, play around with a bouncy skirt like Madonna's, black skinny jeans for something more streamlined, a red leather skirt for a wowing effect, or boyfriend jeans to achieve an edgy casual vibe. Shop endless options below.
Last year, an average of 111 million viewers tuned in to watch the Super Bowl. Many of you non-football fans will be attending some sort of Super Bowl party, so to prevent yourself from being the wallflower, read these tips that might make your Sunday a little more fun.
- Read up a little on the star players. Before you know what you're getting into, read up a little bit on the teams and the star players. I found this nice cheat sheet by Rumpus.net that features minibiographies of some of the stars. Once you've read up on them and know who's who, memorize several of their numbers so you know who you're following.
- Learn key football terms. Yes! Touchdown! Wait . . . does that mean we won? To better follow along what's happening and to prevent confusion about the football terms being thrown around by commentators, try to learn what the terms mean. The Bleacher Report has a basic list of football terms for those who need the breakdown.
- Pick a team. Now that you've read up a bit on football, it's time to pick your team! You can pick it based on the star players, the team your friends are rooting for, or any other reason you choose. Once you have a team in mind, your competitive nature might start showing, and that's when the fun really begins.
For sports fanatics, there's only one thing on the mind this weekend: Super Bowl Sunday. I, admittedly, am not one of those people, but I do love going along for the ride to feed off the crazy fun energy (and yummy food!). But before the festivities begin, there's still tonight and all day Saturday. So let this week's best-dressed celebs — including Jennifer Lopez, Jayma Mays, Lauren Conrad, and Olivia Palermo — inspire your weekend wear. You don't have to necessarily mimic head-to-toe, but let a few of your favorite pieces encourage you to create some fun outfits this weekend. Can you guess which star will inspire your Sunday wardrobe? Step inside to find out.