But I’m sure quite a few of you will be going to some of these upcoming big games, so I thought it would be wise to think about what to wear that will keep you warm, while looking hot and representing New Zealand at the same time.
Now that doesn’t necessarily mean getting out your Kate Sylvester maxi dress, layering it with a Karen Walker knit and throwing a Lonely Hearts coat over the top.
I’m thinking more along the lines of sporty-chic.
One of the first labels that come to mind when I think sporty but stylish is the iconic Canterbury of New Zealand, who have been in business since 1904.
They not only do team-wear, but also a colourful range of lifestyle clothing as well, perfect for watching from the sidelines.
Now I know the All Blacks colour is obviously black, but that doesn’t mean you have to wear it, fashion unlike rugby has no rules.
Canterbury have done a beautiful rainbow of colours for the upcoming season, so you can colour block to your heart’s content in vibrant shades of hot pink, sky blue, lemon and lime green.
I love their range of casual but stylish hoodies and jackets, most of which are fleecy lined and perfect to keep you toasty warm while cheering on the team.
My favourites are the Jasper Hoodie, which is super cute with those great lemon stripes, and the Ramble Hoodie which is a gorgeous shade of blue and a nice long length to help keep your whole torso warm.
As well as the fact you’re supporting a New Zealand label, Canterbury’s range is really affordably priced with these hoodies costing $120 and $100 respectively – bargain!
Their whole spring/summer lifestyle range is priced between $30 – $180, so there’s no reason not to add a piece or more of Canterbury to your match wardrobe.
Now to finish off your look and continue to support New Zealand fashion, you could opt for some Workshop denim which is always in style.
Their classic 5 pocket jean has been a favourite of mine for years and although they are a little pricey, they really do wear well and last.
Add a pair of funky Kathryn Wilson sneakers or boots, maybe a team scarf for luck and you’ll definitely be ready to support the team while looking fabulous at the same time.
Good luck New Zealand!
– Evelyn Ebrey