Are you familiar with the term WAG? I've seen the term in magazines (that I'm not very proud to admit I read haha), and recently I learned it stands for Wives and Girlfriends - originally of high-profile footballers, but now just of any footballer. And just know that there are few things that repel me more about fashion than the way footballers dress. IEUW.
Examples? I am (heureusement) not a specialist in the matter, I only can come up with three WAGS:
- Victoria Beckham: she is so much more today, she doesn't even fit the category anymore, but in her early days Victoria was THE WAG, you'll see when you scroll down.
- Shakira: never think of her as a WAG, but she is married to a player from FC Barcelona
- Sylvie Van Der Vaart/ Meis: she is divorced so technically not a WAG anymore. But let me tell you, the past month I learned about her and I am not ashamed to admit that I am OBSESSED with her style. I love everything she wears, and you'll do too, just wait and DO NOT JUDGE ME!
It takes a lot of effort to become a WAG I imagine; as hundreds of girls are your competitors (quote by Yolanda Foster who is not a WAG but she's on a reality show so it's kind of the same category):
Some tips and tricks if you feel like it's your destiny to join the WAG-club:
1. Make-up, and a lot of it, is your best friend.
2. Do not wear outfits that cover your boobs.
3. Do not act like you're smart (even if you are). WAGS are know for being pretty, not for being intelligent.
4. Posing nude is a must, preferably once a year.
5. You don't need a job because you have to look after your footballer.
6. If you do want to work, take up a career as a tv host, singer or develop your own fashion label (best move ever, Victoria)
7. Ibiza, St-Tropez and Miami are your holy triangl for holidays, Milano is your city for shopping.
8. Talking about shopping, it's your favourite hobby.
9. Dress to impress. Skinny jeans, a white shirt and converse will get you nowhere, if you walk the streets you want to turn heads so make sure to be dressed up 100%. Yes, even to go get some toilet paper (not that you don't have staff to do that for you). Think: Kim Kardashian in her early days.
10. In your closet: tight dresses, fringed blouses and boots, looaaaads of gold jewellery, tight jeans, Balmain jackets, big platform pumps (like the Louboutin Daffodils). Your brands are Versace, Philipp Plein and Cavalli.
11. Fake tan, extensions, fake nails, boobjob, botox: name it and you have it.
12. Heels. Always.
13. Your bags are Chanel, Hermes or Louis Vuitton, with very few exceptions.
14. Accessorize: rings, bracelets, ankle bracelets, earrings, a hat, sunglasses and a corsage in one outfit are not too much.
15. Have babies. A lot of them.
WAG style, the Victoria Beckham edition:
Oh Victoria, you've come such a long way. And you have to know I didn't even pick the worst outfits. Did she come up her style transformation by herself or was she pushed into it by her friends who said: "Victoria, it stops now, you look like a Vegas stripper 99% of the time and we want to help you." I'm curious.
WAG Style, the Sylvie Van der Vaart/Meis edition:
I know the Anna Wintour's and Carine Roitfeld's of this world probably wouldn't appreciate her style: it's too styled, too much trends in one outfit and too much thought about. But compared to early-days Victoria Beckham she passes the fashion-WAG-test with an A+++++ (also Vogue NL had her on her cover, so not all fashion people hate her).
I can't help but loooooooove everything she wears, from her Isabel Marants head-to-toe outfits, to her Lanvin necklaces to her Aquazzura's (in the worst colour ever though).
How do you feel about WAG-style?