Thanks to my alma mater–The University of Richmond (VA)– men's basketball team making it to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen this past weekend, I have been feeling a lot of pride for my good 'ol school! I think I've worn my favorite "U of R" sweatshirt every other day for the past week (after work, of course).
In fact, I kind of like when people wear clothing that tells the story of where they're from, where they've been, where they're going, etc. Whether it's a school, hometown or state…showing your pride can be very fashionable!
Here are a few companies that will help you get in the spirit…
This aptly named t-shirt company offers super cool retro designs made with ultra soft cotton. You'll definitely recognize many of the throw-back graphics and there are even a few funny "pop culture" shirts that are sure to turn some heads ("official streakers" shirt anyone?). They retail for $28/each.
Keep your home-state and town close to your heart with these charming 14kt gold necklaces. You can choose from a map of the USA pinpointing your state with a diamond, a charm of your state pinpointing the location of your hometown with a diamond, a nameplate with your state or town's name, a "I heart" charm with the two-letter abbreviation of your state, a ring with your state–city–or zip code, or even a custom made foreign country charm. Wowsa! They retail from $160 to $395.
Tote around your groceries, magazines, wine, crafts or anything your heart desires in these USA-made cotton bags. The whimsical illustrations map out your favorite states, towns, cities and countries. They retail between $17 and $20.