It’s that time of year again… the one where your town/city is overrun by thousands of people on any given Saturday… the one filled with great defeats and even greater victories. It’s finally here: football season! Now most people will just spend their game day prancing around in a t-shirt and some cut off shorts, before its time to bundle up, but for those of us who don’t plan on spilling drinks all over ourselves during the tail gate, jean shorts and a t-shirt can leave something to be desired. If you’re nodding along in agreement, then this post is for you! What’s the next step? Well, if your college isn’t a part of the SEC, finding cute game day looks can be a challenge. Here’s a few tips on taking your game day style to the next level!
Wanna hear a secret? The majority of my outfit inspiration comes from Pinterest. I’m not just talking about game day, specifically. Literally, if there’s something specific I want to wear the next day I’ll get on Pinterest and search for style inspiration the night before. Simply type in “camel pants outfit” into the search box and whala! Instant outfit inspiration. This also works with game day fashion. Those SEC girls really know how to put an outfit together for an afternoon of tailgating and football. You can find all kinds of outfit ideas from dressy to casual! This is a great place to start when planning your looks for the season (can you tell I’m a planner?). You can check out my Style Me: Game Day board on Pinterest to kick-start your inspiration!
Think Outside the Box
Elevating your game day fashion is all about thinking outside the box. Incorporate unique and creative pieces that you normally wouldn’t consider for a game day look. See a sequin pencil skirt on sale that just happens to match your team’s colors? Pick it up for a chic take on a game day look that’s PERFECT for night games! Throw on your favorite team t-shirt and sneakers to dress it down! Bonus? You can wear it for a night out with the girls or a holiday party!
Want a cute game day look but don’t want to give up the comfort and ease of jeans and a t-shirt? Grab a worn out or thrifted t-shirt and try tutorials like these and if you’re feeling really creative try making your own DIY t-shirt dress! Or you can do what I did and DIY your own Kate Spade inspired glitter sneakers, completely customizable to your teams colors, (read my tutorial here)!
What are your favorite game day looks? Use the hashtag #OhShiftGameDay on Instagram and Twitter to show me your looks! I can’t wait to see what y’all put together!!