Women2Day - Fashion: On the fashion ball

Union Jack flag, £5, crop jeggings, £10, vest, £3 and heels, £15, all George

Flaunt your support in style during the World Cup.

With the World Cup looming, football fever is fast gripping the nation, but you don't have to don a traditional strip to show your passion for the beautiful game.

Leave the white football shirts to captain Rio and the boys and show your patriotic support with more chic options that say WAG rather than chav.

Take designer Ashish for inspiration, who proved mixing up sporty and glamour can score on style - his catwalk showcased sequin football print shorts and embellished sporty slogan tops.

The High Street has followed suit with all you need to flash the flag in style.

We've done all the fashion footwork for you, so get chanting and cheering in World Cup supporter chic.

Fearless fan

Go all out and paint the town red, white and blue with England emblazoned pieces.

If you're someone who embraces the face paint and flag waving, you'll love fashion's fun take on World Cup fashion.

- Stand out from the supporter crowd and dazzle in sequins with Next's grey marl England sequin sweater, £25 (0844 844 8333/ www.next.co.uk ).

- Fly the flag during celebrations, and then fling George at Asda's Union Jack scarf stylishly around your neck, £5 (0500 100 055/ www.george.com ).

- Read all about it! England's win might be front page news with you as a lucky mascot in this BHS photographic swing t-shirt, £16 (0845 196 0000/ www.bhs.co.uk ).

- Ditch the heels and stick to sneakers so you can jump for joy at goals in Converse's Chuck Taylor The Who Union Flag plimsolls, £45 at Very (www.very.co.uk ).

Subtle support

Shy about being over-the-top with your support? Don't score an own goal and miss out completely. Work a less obvious look with blink-and-you'll-miss-it references and discreet flashes of the Union Jack.

- Okay, it's not exactly subtle but Butler & Wilson Crystal Union Jack bangle oozes glamour, £76.50 at QVC (0800 50 40 30/ www.qvcuk.com ).

- At first glance, it's a designer-look chain tee, but observe closely and Dorothy Perkins's chain print vest is scattered with footballs and flags, £16 (0845 121 4516/ www.dorothyperkins.com ).

- This bright and beautiful Patty Union Jack clutch bag from Lunacy is handy for flaunting your patriotic support and stashing party poppers if England make the final, £37 (01639 895735/ www.lunacyboutique.co.uk ).

- Show just how much you heart the England team with New Look's dainty glitter flag heart necklace, £3.50 (0500 454 094/ www.newlook.com ).

Switch sides

Gunning for anyone but England? With Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland out of contention, you might prefer to go further afield to show your support. Other international contenders give you the opportunity to be bold and bright with World Cup fashion.

- Go Italiano with Dorothy Perkins's blue Italy flag longline boobtube, £12 (0845 121 4516/ www.dorothyperkins.com ).

- You won't be jeered for supporting Germany in Esprit's chic World Cup checked flag scarf, £19, available in five country colours (020 7025 7700/ www.esprit.co.uk ).

- Pound the pavements showing support for your favourite international footy team in Pretty Ballerina's colourful World Cup collection, £169 per pair (www.prettyballerinas.com ).

- Look carnival sunny in yellow with Primark's mens Brazil t-shirt; wear oversized with rolled-up sleeves for a trend-setting look, £4 (www.primark.co.uk ).