You Don't Have To Know Anything About Sports To Rock These Looks

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Thank god

Unpopular opinion: Jerseys have been long underappreciated in fashion. We have to admit that we're not really the hugest fans of sports (although we do have a soft spot for Colin Kaepernick, obviously). But if there's one sporty item that should totally be a low-key wardrobe staple, even for the klutziest among us, it would have to be jerseys. Why should only jocks have all the fun? All to say, we're reclaiming jerseys for our own, and we're going to show you how to rock a few Nike styles yourself (be warned, heavy use of accessories are involved). You don't have to know the teams the jersey are repping, but honestly, bonus points if you do.

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Styled by Josh Brewer
Hair and makeup by Shideh Kafei

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"All black everything" is such a boring motto, especially when you're living in New York and everyone is opting for variations of the same outfit. We're mixing it up with some green and metallic silver (and a black jersey for good measure).

Christiane Staten wears Nike's NFL Oakland Raiders Game Jersey, $75.97, available at Nike.

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A monochromatic look is great, don't get us wrong, but what's even better is one pop of a complementary color. We got that look by mixing this red set with some pops of blue.

Indi Irvine wears Nike's NFL New York Giants Limited Vapor Untouchable, $150, available at Nike.

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There's no wrong answer when it comes to the question of what to pair with leopard print, and this look is proof. A Steelers jersey and a turtleneck are a perfect match when paired with these leopard pants.

Lauren Hurlbut wears Nike's NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Color Rush Limited Jersey, $111.97, available at Nike.

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Hello, and welcome to layering heaven. Keep warm with a puffer jacket layered over a Vikings jersey (and a long-sleeved tee if it's still too chilly).

Carolyn Wong wears Nike's NFL Minnesota Vikings Game Jersey, $100, available at Nike.

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I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.