Everyday Style: Show Your Love for the Hawks in Sochi

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With the official kickoff of the 2014 Winter Olympics on Friday night, our city has many good reasons to tune-in this year. Not only are Chicagoans representing our city as Olympians in the majority of the key sports during the two week international competition, but ten (yes, ten!) of our very own Chicago Blackhawks will be participating this year in Sochi. 

Blackhawks fans around the country will be tuning in over the next two weeks to watch their favorite players compete on the world’s biggest stage – against one another.  Before we get to “where to go” and “what to wear” let’s discuss three important details to supporting our cute Canucks and sexy Swedes…

#1- How is Olympic Hockey different than the NHL? 

The world is watching, but to impress your favorite NHL aficionados cross check these:  The Team:  International games allow a maximum of 20 skaters and 2 goaltenders on each team (NHL allows 18 and 2). The Fight:  Players fighting in International or Olympic hockey receive a match penalty and are ejected from the game for fighting (NHL penalizes with a 5 minute penalty).

#2- Which Blackhawks are playing and for what countries? 

USA Patrick Kane
CANADA Jonathan Toews–Forward, Patrick Sharp–Forward, Duncan Keith-Defenseman
SWEDEN Marcus Kruger-Forward, Niklas Hjalmarsson- Defenseman, Johnny Oduya-Defenseman
SLOVAKIA Marian Hossa-Forward, Michal Handzus-Forward
CZECH REPUBLIC Michal Rozsival-Defenseman

#3- Where can you see your favorite player against your favorite player – Hawk vs Hawk?!?

February 12th: 11:00am (CST) – Czech Republic vs Sweden (Michal Rozsival vs Marcus Kruger, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Johnny Oduya)

February 13th: 6:30am (CST) – USA vs Slovakia (Patrick Kane vs Marian Hossa and Michal Handzus)

Dates to Track: February 19th: Quarterfinal, February 21st: Semifinal, February 22nd: Bronze Medal Game, and February 23rd: Gold Medal Game.

With a 10-hour time difference between Chicago and Sochi, you’re going to need to hit up one of Chicago’s favorite daytime pubs to catch the live action (check out Crossroads, The Pony INN and Lotties) or wait until prime-time for the bigger games, but just be careful of the spoiler alerts.

Now, every woman knows it can be hard to look hot when you are out and about in Chicago Mid-February, but you’ll be sure to impress with these fun looks and your new Olympic hockey knowledge.

The Lunch-time Enthusiast:  

Start with this social tee from Clark Street Sports. With a black base, and no specific country colors, it is the perfect tee to start your look while supporting ALL of the Hawks in Sochi.

Chicago Blackhawks Women's Black "I Love My Chicago Blackhawks" V-Neck Tee by College Concepts, Clark Street Sports: $29.99

Chicago Blackhawks Women’s Black “I Love My Chicago Blackhawks” V-Neck Tee by College Concepts, Clark Street Sports: $29.99

Chicago Blackhawks Women's Black "I Love My Chicago Blackhawks" V-Neck Tee by College Concepts $29.99 paired with Forever21 Street-Chic Utility Pants and  Nordstrom Faux Leather Sleeve Bouclé Bomber Jacket (Juniors) Combined with Cervical Spinal Fusion from Shopjules.com

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The Breakfast Champion 

A casual yet sleek look centered around this vintage hooded sweatshirt, also from Clark Street Sports, is sure to get the attention of fans all day long.  Let’s hope for some sunshine every morning this February.

Chicago Blackhawks Women's Grey & Black Slit-Neck Hood with Indian Head Logo by Retro Brand, Clark Street Sports, $49.99

Chicago Blackhawks Women’s Grey & Black Slit-Neck Hood with Indian Head Logo by Retro Brand, Clark Street Sports, $49.99

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Paired with the Athleta Tech Stretch Bettona Jegging, Toms Taupe Suede Women’s Desert Wedges and Tom Ford Rose Gold ‘Colette’ 63mm Sunglasses

About the author: Nancy Tiano. Cubs Correspondent. Nancy, a Chicago native and diehard Cubs fan, has spent time following sports around the globe from Cricket Matches in Melbourne, to the US OPEN Tennis in New York, cheering for the Blackhawks at the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Chicago, enjoying the US OPEN at Congressional and watching the NBA Finals in Boston. Nancy’s true love is baseball and her heart belongs to the Cubs. Having visited twenty-four Major League Baseball Stadiums, she’s enjoyed her share of teams all over the nation. She’s seen every Baseball movie filmed and attends the Cubs Spring Training in Mesa, AZ every year since attending her first trip to spring training with her grandfather and brother at age nine. She had the privilege of sitting with Harry Caray and Steve Stone during batting practice and has been hooked ever since. Nancy enjoys selling technology by day which allows her to travel and follow her true passion the Chicago Cubs. Catch Nancy on Twitter at @nancytiano

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  • Dana Blaesing

    Useful insights on the Olympic hockey. And LOVE those fashion tips.

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