Falling Into the Rays with The Style Ref!

Local style is one of my main focal points when creating outfits for MLB teams, and I can think of no better way to explore that than with a supremely talented local!

My friend Kathy, creator and editor of The Style Ref, already has several wonderful posts about Tampa Bay Rays apparel, so I asked her to lend her skills and knowledge for a guest post featuring fall trends. Naturally, she knocked it out of the park, and I’m so grateful to be able to share her awesome work with you all!

Football is my favorite sport, so between college and NFL games, it’s easy to forget about baseball…that is until October. By virtue of going to USF in Tampa, I’m a Tampa Bay Rays fan. I must confess I haven’t been following them closely this season (too many games!), but a quick glance at recent sports headlines tells me I haven’t missed much. Nonetheless, I can still rep my baseball team in style this fall and so can you!

My friend Kirsten from Sharp Dressed Fan asked me to put together a Rays-inspired outfit using fall trends. Plaid was really popular last year and I think it will be again because it’s so classic and versatile. That’s why I picked a plaid dress for this outfit. I think it’s the perfect centerpiece for a fall ensemble. I picked one in navy and white, but you can choose a color scheme that best complements your team and make it your own!

 Utility vests are going to be big for layering and this navy one ties the whole outfit together with the Rays infinity scarf. I like to dress for those unpredictable temperature dips that fall brings, so these pieces will keep you cozy even if there’s a slight chill in the air. Cognac is a classic fall hue, so I added some touches with peep-toe booties and a fringe crossbody, which are both on trend for the season.

I think the jewelry is my favorite part of this outfit! The Rays team logo features a bright yellow sunburst in a nod to life in Florida, so these earrings add the perfect finishing touch. The bangles are made by a local Tampa maker and too cute to resist!

 After a sweltering, rainy summer in Florida, I’m ready for fall and all the fashion that comes with it! What are you most looking forward to?


Starburst Earrings from Amazon

Utility Vest by Gameday Couture

Cognac Booties from DSW

Plaid Dress from Nordstrom

Rays Infinity Scarf from Amazon

TB Rays Bangles from K+B Designs

Fringed Crossbody Bag from ShoeMall

The Style Ref (TSR) is the fashion and lifestyle authority for sports fans. Founded in 2011 by Kathy Dorf, the website aims to be a unique destination for individuals who have a passion for sports and fashion, and embrace great style in all aspects of their lives. TSR is dedicated to bringing readers exclusive giveaways and the best products, gift ideas, home decor and style tips for sports fans. Follow The Style Ref on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

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