As a Southern girl and football lover, going to football games has always been a part of my life. I always went to my high school games, then tried to never miss a game in college if I could help it (even though UT wasn’t having their best years when I was there), and now I make it to games whenever I can. The tailgating atmosphere on game day is totally my happy place, and even though I didn’t make it to the Super Bowl (cuz, well you know $), and the Patriots won, I had fun dressing up for this shoot in my Falcons colors! I was born in Georgia and lived there for 6 years before moving all around the South, and my mom was an Atlanta Falcons cheerleader back in the 80’s, so obviously I was rooting for them!
I know the season’s over, but I wanted to share my game day style tips because I think they definitely translate to any other sport. So, if you’re planning on hitting up and baseball or basketball games soon, here are my tips for rocking your game day style.
Wear your team colors:
Because, duh! You’ve gotta support your team and it’s so fun to be a part of a huge sea of fans who are all there for the same reason. Have you ever been to or seen footage from the UT/OU Red River Rivalry stadium? There’s a clear line of burnt orange and crimson fans that looks so cool when the seats are all filled. One of the most fun ways to dress up this Super Bowl look was to add the red sunnies!
Dress for the weather:
Seems simple enough, but I have been to so many games where I was trying to not ruin my outfit and left the jacket behind for a cold game and was miserable. Layers are key when it’s chillier, shades are a must-have for sunny day games and tailgating, and just buy that dang $5 plastic poncho if it’s raining. You will look sillier and have way less fun soaking wet than you would in a nice, dry poncho.
Keep it practical:
Odds are, you’re in for a long day, so being comfy is crucial. I wouldn’t normally recommend anything with a heel other than cowboy boots for a game, but these wedges are the most comfortable shoes ever. Also, think about the entire day’s situation when you pick out your outfit. If you’re going to be outside and it’s supposed to be windy, maybe opt for shorts instead of a dress. If you’re going to partaking in the traditional tailgating foods and beverages (aka tacos and beer if you’re in Texas) maybe choose a swingy top or dress and leave that form-fitting tank at home. Also, check the stadiums restrictions! Some won’t let you bring bags over a certain size, so it’s important to make sure your bag will be allowed in! This Hammett bag is just the right size.