Football managers’ outfits are becoming almost as iconic as the coaches themselves, but which eight managers are the most stylish?
taken a stylish turn. No longer seen in scruffy tracksuits, modern managers opt
for formal suits over jogging bottoms
on the touchline—and for very good reason.
sophistication and sartorial elegance, regardless of their team’s on-field
performance. The touchline has become the runway for fashionable football, and
the one in charge sets the tone. So who made the ranking for the most iconic
football manager looks?
Pep Guardiola, Manchester City’s manager, is always well-dressed in a style that exudes comfort (credit: football.ua (Wikimedia Commons))
achieved through attire like ripped jeans and a t-shirt. Pep Guardiola’s ascent
to the pinnacle is not only marked by his managerial success but also by his
distinctive fashion flair.
jumper or a formal
three-piece suit, the Manchester City boss exudes comfort. The consistently
triumphant Spaniard effortlessly embraces various styles for any occasion,
setting him apart from his counterparts both on the field and beyond.
Julian Nagelsmann has showcased a diverse array of outfits, from polo shirts to tweed suits (credit: Steffen Prößdorf (Wikimedia Commons))
managers in international football, stands out not just for his coaching
prowess but also for his impeccable sense of style. At 36 years old, he has
showcased a diverse array of eye-catching outfits while managing Bayern Munich,
RB Leipzig, and his national team. Whether it’s cropped trousers and polo
shirts or blazers
suits, Nagelsmann’s wardrobe reflects a distinctive Eurocentric taste that
only a chosen few can effortlessly embody.
British luxury fashion designer Phoebe Philo OBE, debuted her long-anticipated eponymous label to critical acclaim at the end of October. Despite the eye-watering price tags, the small range of clothing, accessories, jewellery and footwear – only available on the Phoebe Philo website – virtually sold out within hours.
But Philo is no stranger to fashion frenzies. Her 2005 Paddington bag, created during her tenure as creative director at French designer Chloé, became an instant and enduring “It bag” that sold out before it even hit the shelves.
Having stepped out of the fashion limelight in 2017, Philo has spent the past two years building anticipation for her return, initially teasing her hordes of loyal fashion fans – known as “Philophiles” – by announcing as long ago as 2021 that she was working on her own brand launch.
In June 2023 a post on her Instagram account stated the “inaugural collection will be revealed and available in September 2023”. Registration opened in July, but the launch was delayed until October 30, so the first that most people saw of the collection was when it went live on her website.
In today’s era of 24-7 social media content, old marques are revived and new fashion brands are launched supported by expensive marketing campaigns. These leverage the celebrity power of influencers and brand ambassadors, social media posts, advertising and editorial photo shoots, runway shows and red carpet appearances.
In the absence of this kind of 360-degree marketing, and in the fickle and fast-moving world of fashion, how did Philo manage to maintain her profile during her hiatus and then virtually sell out within hours of her new brand launch? Not to mention ensuring that social media and the world’s fashion press are all abuzz with talk of her return?
As the seasons turn from winter to spring or summer to fall, you can expect a lot more 70-degree days in the forecast. While it’s warm and sunny during the daytime, the nights are still on the chillier side, which proposes a bit of an outfit dilemma if you plan to be out for the entire day. Do you bring a jacket along, just in case? Is it still cool enough to wear boots? Will a sweater be too warm?
To quickly summarize, if your ensemble is styled correctly, then you can make nearly any piece of clothing work. Boots and sweaters won’t have you overheating if you pair them with lighter garments like a mini skirt or a sleeveless top. Adding a layer to your outfit can be chic and keep you cool if you leave a button-down shirt open or tie a cardigan around your shoulders. As long as you leave the heavy coats and thick long sleeves at home, sticking to a simple layering formula should keep you in the sweet spot of not being too hot or too cold.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up our favorite 70-degree outfit ideas, courtesy of street-style stars, for those sunny yet cool days.
Crochet Dress + Loafers
Combine a crochet dress with loafers for an effortlessly cool look you can wear to run your errands or out for a romantic date night. If you want to dress up the look, opt for a pair of heeled loafers and chunky drop earrings, or swap them for ankle-strap heels and a gold cuff earring for a touch of glamour.
Pullover Sweater + Mini Skirt
Pullover sweaters are more than just a cold-weather staple. When paired with a mini skirt and ballet flats, a