STYLE PLAY-OFFS 2014!

 

Even if you’re not particularly relishing the prospect of all the summer football, there’s another good reason to follow the games in Rio and that’s to style-steal from the A-list WAGS that’ll be sunning themselves by the pool and showing their support at the games.  It’s quite an impressive line up this year with some names you’ll definitely recognise, but all of them are set to impress with their killer wardrobes.  We can’t wait to see things hot up – let’s face it, with a world famous singing star and a super-model in the mix, things are going to get pretty darned fierce!  Just to whet your appetite for the biggest fashion play-offs on earth, we’ve put together a little break down of who’s playing and what to expect from their style game!

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So, our first style play-off sees Colombia versus Spain with the one and only Shakira against Sara Carbonero.  Shakira has definitely got the moves (after all, her hips don’t lie) and she’s known for her bold outfits on and off the stage.  Think bling, chains, embellishments, body con and plenty of hardware – her style evolution has seen her go from teeny pops-trel to red-carpet red hotness, and we can definitely see her scoring some unexpected style goals this summer.  On the other hand Spanish TV presenter and sports journalist Sara Carbonero takes a more classic approach to her style choices, with plenty of neutral colours, chic separates and impeccable attention to accessories.

THE WINNER IS COLOMBIA ….. It’s got to be Shakira, for daring to bring something a bit different to the game – but a close result!

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Next up Germany V Ireland – we’ve got the German pop star, model and dancer Mandy Capristo (girlfriend of Mesut Özil) versus Frank Lampard’s fiancee, the gorgeous TV presenter Christine Bleakely.  Mandy Capristo’s wardrobe is full of style staples and simple shapes, you’ll find the classic white shirt or a structured blazer as well as leather trousers and beautiful statement prints.  She definitely knows how to turn on the glam for the red carpet, but tends to keep it simple otherwise.  Christine Bleakley has got the kind of wardrobe we’d all like to own – Audrey Hepburn-esque dresses, perfect black skinnies, beat-up bikers and impeccable trench coats, it’s a close call this one as both ladies have got their style nailed but in this instance ..

THE WINNER IS IRELAND … Christine’s look is just slightly more wearable, we’ve seen her out and about looking quite girl next door and that’s always refreshing to see for us mere mortals!

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Round 3 is England V Russia – it’s going to be an all-out battle of style wits between British super Jourdan Dunn and Russian sports illustrated model Irina Shaykt (girlfriends of Daniel Sturridge and Cristiano Ronaldo respectively), Jordan Dunn has gained uber-model status lately featuring in editorials for Vogue and major catwalk shows, and BFF’s with Cara Delevingne – this girl is hot property with stye to match that combines vintage and statement pieces with eye-popping precision.  We must admit, as we go to print there are rumours that she may have split from Mr. Sturridge  but she’s so awesome we’ll need a confirmation letter from the lady herself before we drop her from the line up!  Playing for Russia is Irina Shaykt who has gained equal cred in the modelling stakes thanks to her appearance in Sports Illustrated – she loves to wear full-on glam with a whole wealth of red-carpet style, including some pretty amazing  gowns and plenty of Versace (nice work if you can get it!).  Obviously I’m biased, you’ve got to support your country in the big games  so …

THE WINNER IS ENGLAND … (for once).  Jourdan Dunn is beyond amazing, and she wears all the things we love about eccentric British Street style.  She knows how to be creative with her outfits and that gets extra points from us!

So if you really need a distraction from all the fit men in shorts (don’t pretend you won’t be checking them out!) you can always keep yourself entertained with the vast amounts of couture on display this summer, it doesn’t hurt to dream eh! x

9th June 2014
Written by Very_Lisa