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Custom Ink’s School Spirit Gear Guide

Posted By Kate Degen

School isn’t just about what happens in the classroom–it’s also about the clubs and sports you’re passionate about after hours. If you want some apparel to show off your school spirit, or are looking to represent your club or event, we have plenty of products that you can customize for the occasion. From t-shirts, to hoodies, to trendy varsity pieces, personalized gear will make your group stand out all school year long. To help you get started on your collection of apparel, below is our school year style guide.

School club t-shirts

Elevate your look with fashion t-shirts

You can’t go wrong with a classic t-shirt. We have lots of awesome traditional tees for groups like the Hanes Nano-T and the Champion Premium Fashion Classics T-shirt. But this year, take your t-shirt game to the next level with a trendy t-shirt like the Champion Premium Fashion Baseball Raglan. Not only is this perfect for sports teams or club sports, but it’s a look that could work for any school group from science club to student government. The 100% ringspun cotton slub jersey is super soft and the scalloped bottom hem adds a touch of style. And who doesn’t love Champion brand apparel? Just add your group’s name to the front, or even your school logo. Choose the contrast arm color to match and you’ll have the coolest shirts in school.

Layer up in hoodies

Hoodies are a school gear staple. Whether you’re waiting at the bus stop or want to keep one in your locker for when the seasons are changing, it’s a reliable option that everyone will love. The Russell Athletic Dri Power® Pullover Hoodie is great for any team or club. It has Dri Power® moisture management (awesome for sports!) and the ribbed-knit cuffs and waistband will keep you cozy. It comes in a bunch of colors so you can match it to your school colors or add your mascot to the front. We could see these personalized for your English club–curl up with your book in your comfy club hoodie!

Arrive in style with backpacks

Starting off the school year right is all about the backpack. It’s a way to show off your personal style and if you customize it, what you’re passionate about, too. Custom backpacks are a nice item for your club fundraiser, or as a gift for outgoing seniors. The Parkland Kingston Plus 15″ Computer Backpack pulls out all the stops with a water resistant base and a bunch of pockets. Plus, it’s made from 100% recycled plastic water bottles. What environmental club wouldn’t love these? Or, if computer science is more your thing, it holds up to a 15″ laptop. The muted color options make a great backdrop for your school logo–we’re really feeling this asphalt color!

Hydrate with water bottles

Keep your brain sharp by staying hydrated. Say goodbye to plastic water bottles and customize a reusable bottle for your group. We love the 25 oz. Tritan™ Water Bottle. The shape is on trend and it’s stain, shatter, and odor resistant. It’s also BPA free and has an easy screw on lid. It comes in a handful of translucent colors, so just add your club name or logo and a chic design practically creates itself! These would also be perfect for your spirit day giveaway, or to customize for your group field trip.

Cheer on the team in varsity tees

We’re all about the spirit wear this season, which is why we can’t leave the Gildan Varsity T-shirt off of our list. It has all the retro varsity vibes thanks to its contrast sleeve stripes. We’d put a big mascot on the front of this to wear to pep rallies or sporting events. Put names and numbers on the back if you want to use it for your team practice gear or club sports team apparel.

 

Combine class pride with style

If you’re looking for a custom piece that’s really all about a fashionable item, you can’t go wrong with the Next Level Women’s Festival Side Slit Tank. It has high side slits that give the tank a flowy fit and a curved hem to add styling to the length. This would be great for gym class or to customize for your entire cheer or gymnastics team. We could totally see your group name on the front corner of this and your logo or image on the back for a unique look!

Step up your hoodie game

We had to include a second hoodie on this list because this one is just too good to pass up. If you’re looking for a hoodie that’s less casual, more style, the J. America Varsity Pullover Hoodie is exactly what you need. We like to think of this one as a modern day varsity jacket—with its striped cuffs and waist, it gives us all the team spirit vibes. Not only would this be great for spirit events, but also for a club that wants to look united at an event–like a mathletes competition!

Think more than apparel

Shirts and hoodies are our jam, but you can show off your school or club on other products, too. Magnets are a good option for taking your pride on the go. This 5.5″ Circle Car Magnet is perfect for adding your school logo and name for parent and student giveaways. You could also use them in a locker. You could even customize these to award honor roll students, or put your sports team rally cry on the center!

Class spirit wear

Excited to create your own custom school gear? Head into our Design Lab to get started! We can’t wait to see all the one of a kind ideas you come up with. Tell us all about what you plan to create in the comments below!


Kate wants her work to impact the little but important moments in people’s lives—like birthdays, anniversaries, and family celebrations. She loves coming up with witty copy that might inspire someone to create an awesome t-shirt!

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