Rock the Archery Range With
These Style Cues Rock the Archery Range With These Style Cues

“What should I wear?” is likely your first thought when a friend invites you to dinner, a movie or other weekend activity. Especially when that activity is archery. Is there are a dress code? Which items ensure top performance?

First things first: Some tournaments have a dress code, but feel free to express yourself when shooting at home or your local range. Go with what’s comfortable and boosts your confidence. Have a lucky T-shirt? Wear it! A favorite hat? Bring that, too!

Remember: You’ll be standing while shooting, and walking back and forth between the target and shooting line, so choose comfortable clothes and shoes. Many archers wear jeans or athletic clothes for practice, paired with tennis shoes, skating shoes, and even Uggs in winter.

Archery is all about expressing yourself through your shooting style (traditional, recurve, compound, crossbow), so express your personality through your clothes, too. Use these fashion cues to express yourself at the archery range and beyond.

Chambray shirts are totally “in” this season. Plus they’re soft and nonrestrictive when drawing your bow.

Photo Credit: ATA

Photo Credit: ATA

We’re mad about plaid! Pair it with your favorite jeans or shorts.  You can even layer it with bold stripes.

Express your individuality with your favorite graphic tee. We’re digging whimsical arrows, awesome hand-drawn tees from QUIVER ARCHERY APPAREL, and Aztec prints.

Stand out with bright colors from RELEASE YOUR WILD.

Photo Credit: Release Your Wild

Photo Credit: Release Your Wild

Channel “happy camper” vibes. Pair it with leather sandals and distressed denim for a trendy boho-chic look.

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Photo Credit: ShopPriceless.com

Give back with graphic tees from SEVENLY. A portion of all of proceeds goes to charity. That’s something we can get on board with!

Photo Credit: Sevenly

Photo Credit: Sevenly

But make it a paddleboard! Printed board shorts are great for bowfishing, or hanging out on the range.

Photo Credit: ATA

Photo Credit: ATA

Rompers are taking over the warm-weather fashion trends, so get on that. Plus they’re super comfortable.

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Photo Credit: StyleCaster.com

Beat the heat in lightweight, cropped pants and hiking shorts paired with your favorite tee or tank.

Photo Credit: Athleta

Photo Credit: Athleta

Show off your muscles in nautical stripes.

Photo Credit: ATA

Photo Credit: ATA

Rock camo like T. Swift in a lightweight tank. (Which is way less expensive than the CAMO SAINT LAURENT JACKET she wore earlier this year.)

Photo Credit: ATA

Photo Credit: ATA

Or pair it with a hip bandana or BUFF.

Photo Credit: ATA

Photo Credit: ATA

Good shoes provide support and IMPROVE YOUR STANCE. Closed-toe shoes are recommended when shooting on a range, so choose your favorite hiking boots or even target-themed kicks LIKE THESE!

You can also bling out your own pair of Converse kicks!

Photo Credit: Nicole Nash

Photo Credit: Nicole Nash

If you’re shooting in your backyard, cute sandals are A-OK. Hiking sandals like these Chacos are “fit for adventure.”

Photo Credit: Chaco

Photo Credit: Chaco

Count down to the summer Olympics with your very own RIO 2016-INSPIRED FLIP FLOPS.

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Photo Credit: Rio2016

Then, top it all off with an awesome hat, bandana, and shades.

Archery provides many opportunities to personalize your sporting adventure. The possibilities available when choosing archery equipment, discipline and shooting accessories are vast. Why should your wardrobe be any different? Shooting your best starts with feeling your best. Incorporate your personal style, and wear something that makes you feel confident, comfortable and bull’s-eye ready for your first day at an archery range.

To get started, find an archery shop near you. Ready to compete? Check out the tournament archery dress code.

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