For those who prefer live streaming all the latest runway shows at Fashion Weeks over cheering on a football team during the big game, the name Cam Newton might not sound as familiar as, say, Versace. But the Carolina Panthers’ quarterback recently made major fashion news all thanks to a pair of “insane,” statement-making trousers.
Newton arrived in San Jose, California for Super Bowl 50 Monday, Feb. 1, sporting a pair of form-fitting, zebra print pants. The now legendary slacks are $849 designs from Versace’s Spring 2014 menswear collection, featuring swirls of black and white stripes with gold baroque patterns around the outer edges. Whether fans (of sports and/or fashion) find them hot or not, the designer pants are now sold out –- everywhere.
Unsurprisingly, Twitter users immediately took to the site to post their reactions to Newton’s bold look, ranging from picking on the star quarterback to praising him.
— Robert Flores (@RoFlo) January 31, 2016
noooooo cam's pants are out of stock pic.twitter.com/AXP1klYm99
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) January 31, 2016
Panthers and Broncos have arrived. Cam Newton wearing Versace print pants…Manning a bit more understated pic.twitter.com/VHUq3UyG1P
— Jason Appelbaum (@JasonAppelbaum1) February 1, 2016
Since Super Bowl 50 is just days away (and Newton is seriously upping the sport style ante), the time to figure out Sunday night’s outfit has officially arrived. Taking color inspiration from the two opposing teams –- icy blue, black and silver for the Carolina Panthers versus navy and orange for the Broncos –- it’ll be easy for students to piece together chic football rooting-ready ensembles that combine style, comfort and team spirit.
Dress down a metallic silver skirt with a worn-in boyfriend T-shirt in that iconic “Panther Blue,” casual black kicks and a playful cross-body purse to any Super Bowl party. If desiring a different look, elevate a pair of denim skinnies with a sweater in graphic black and blue prints paired with metallic accessories or loafers.
Rock the crop top trend with high-waisted jeans while rooting for the Broncos by pairing a sunset-hued shirt with dark wash denim. If it gets too chilly, borrow a look from the boys by covering up in a varsity inspired jacket or give a plain navy sweatshirt a makeover by wearing it over a flirty orange dress along with a peachy statement necklace.
And if all else fails, nothing beats the simplicity of an original fan T-shirt… or $849 Versace zebra-print pants.