World Cup Style: Special Guest Blogger, Ian Michael Crumm


Sometimes all I can think about is what event I’m going to next and WHAT AM I GOING TO WEAR?!? Hence here we are… Friday is days away, which means 1) the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil will be underway and 2) Al DÍa News Media has a bash to celebrate the global phenomenon at The Hub in center city.

So you’ve decided to go to the event (good I’ll be there, too) and now it’s time to figure out what to wear. I’ve rounded up a few wardrobe ideas that you’re more than welcome to mimic (let’s be honest – I hope you do!).

Embellished Top: The Work Appropriate Jersey

Have a busy day on Friday? The event starts at 2:30 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m. so wearing an outfit that transitions from work to FIFA play is a great option. I found this 3.1 Phillip Lim top at Knit Wit. The fish print is so adorable and festive. Vibrant colors compliment FIFA’s branding. It even has a gemstone-embellished collar. LOVE.

Knit Wit

Knit Wit

1729 Chestnut Street



Graphic Dress: So Effortless You Could Even Run In It

Perhaps you have more time to get ready and want to go for a slightly dressier option. This Issa dress from Boyds also plays up the jersey vibe. There’s always so much going on with athletic apparel. Here’s an option that’s (way) dressier than an athletic jersey, yet so fun, fresh and whimsical. It embodies the same things as the cute top I just wrote about except this one is a dress! Top and pants or one garment? Take your pick.



1818 Chestnut Street



Black and White: Cheer for Classic and Locally Produced

Sometimes you just have to take a step back from highly graphic and colorful outfits to opt for a simple black and white look. Nicole Haddad of Lobo Mau (produced in Philadelphia) works with sweatshirt materials to create comfortable and stylish looks. Here she paired black and white leggings with a crop top. This look is definitely the most casual and probably the most comfortable! You’re supposed to cheer for your country’s team in the World Cup – so why not cheer for a local designer? Bonus: she’s Brazilian. Second bonus: Lobo Mau means “Big Bad Wolf” in Portuguese.



Lobo Mau is available at US*U.S. Boutique

323 Arch Street



For the Guys: Colored Chinos

Okay guys here’s a brief overview of what I told the ladies (since you probably skipped to this section). 1) Tops that embody the spirit of jerseys are cool. Think logos, embellishments, etc 2) Graphics are a great way to play up the loud style culture that is soccer (excuse me fùtbol) apparel 3) Black and white is always a great option when you’re having trouble deciding what to wear.

Onto the key wardrobe piece… colored chinos. At events like the Al DÍa News Media 2014 FIFA Wold Cup Brazil Party at the Hub it’s important to stay relaxed, and look relaxed on that note, because let’s remember we’ll be hanging around watching soccer! Here’s a nice pair of yellow chinos from P’s & Q’s located in the Southstreet Headhouse District. Wear with your favorite team’s jersey or plain white tee. You’re all set!


P's & Q's


P’s & Q’s

820 South Street


Wondering what I’m going to wear? Color, and lots of it.

Have an outfit you can’t wait to share? Tweet it to @Honigman_Group and tag #AlDiaWorldCupStyle.

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