“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.
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.
Channel “happy camper” vibes. Pair it with leather sandals and distressed denim for a trendy boho-chic look.
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!
But make it a paddleboard! Printed board shorts are great for bowfishing, or hanging out on the range.
Rompers are taking over the warm-weather fashion trends, so get on that. Plus they’re super comfortable.
Beat the heat in lightweight, cropped pants and hiking shorts paired with your favorite tee or tank.
Show off your muscles in nautical stripes.
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.)
Or pair it with a hip bandana or BUFF.
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!
If you’re shooting in your backyard, cute sandals are A-OK. Hiking sandals like these Chacos are “fit for adventure.”
Count down to the summer Olympics with your very own RIO 2016-INSPIRED FLIP FLOPS.
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.