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Game Day Fashion: 4 Cute Outfit Ideas for Football Season


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To me, fall is one of the best times of the year. Classes start again, everything pumpkin-flavored is back on the shelves, and football season starts! I’m not the biggest sports fan, but there’s something about college football season that makes me really happy. If you’re lucky enough to go to a school that really appreciates game days, you know exactly what I’m talking about. There’s a certain excitement that arrives after the first game of the season, and it’s fun to be part of it.

The South is known for its tailgating traditions, but schools across the nation also have their own traditions. If you’re looking to show a little school spirit while staying chic, CF has you covered – no bookstore t-shirts required!

Below, I’ve complied a four outfit ideas that are stylish and show support for your team. Scroll down to see them:

First and Ten

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If you prefer to mix feminine and trendy elements even while at the field, look no further than this cute getup! Wear a pretty A-line dress in one of your team’s colors with a pair of strappy flat sandals. Accessorize with a jeweled statement necklace, a patent skinny belt, and a crossbody bag to store the essentials.

Sideline Style

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Maybe sports aren’t really your thing, so naturally you turn tailgating into a fashion show. (I know I’m guilty of this!) Make a statement in a gorgeous chevron maxi in your school’s color, which is the perfect mix of casual and dressy, then add a pair of wedges. Keep the accessories simple to contrast the dramatic look with a fun bubble necklace and some colorful stud earrings. Grab a pair of sunnies and a colored crossbody to complete this fun and totally fashionable ensemble!

Halftime Show

Game day outfit cami, denim shorts, aviators, sandals
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If you actually enjoy watching football, try an effortlessly chic outfit that will keep you cool and casual while cheering at every play. Wear a loose-fitted cami in your school’s color with a pair of destroyed denim shorts. Wear with t-strap sandals and aviators to keep things classic. Complete the ensemble with a trendy chevron scarf and a pair of earrings featuring your school’s mascot!

Check The Scoreboard

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Fall also means the arrival of cooler temperatures. If you find yourself trying to stay warm but still want to look cute, try a layered outfit! Wear a checked shirt in your school’s colors over a pair of dark wash jeggings. Instead of a heavy coat, try a puffer vest in a neutral tone to contrast the plaid. Slip on a pair of riding boots for an extra fall-like feel. Accessorize with a fun bib necklace and a bow headband for a girly twist.

What do you think?

Do you attend your school’s football games? Do you dress up to tailgate? What do you normally wear to show school spirit? Would you wear any of the looks above? Which outfit is your favorite? Would you like to see more posts like this one in the future? Let me know in a comment below!

Posted on on September 1, 2013 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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13 Responses to “Game Day Fashion: 4 Cute Outfit Ideas for Football Season”

  1. 1
    September 1st, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I went to a university where our football program was constantly a top-10 school.
    I don’t know about EVERY university, but I can tell you right now that chances are you won’t be comfortable in those outfits.
    You are constantly standing and cheering and you want to be comfortable.
    And, it’ll be getting colder once the season goes into October and November.
    You don’t HAVE to look so chic and stylish all the time (i.e.: football game). Just wear your school shirt/colors and enjoy the game :)

  2. 2
    September 1st, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Yes! If you go to a school that is SEC this is how you dress! When its warmer you wear this. In October and November its something totally different. Football games in the south are different. Its a fashion show at my school. The dress or skirt can be school colors. Who wants to see the same bookstore tee on everyone?
    Love this post! And the fashion choices :)

  3. 3
    September 1st, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Attending USC (an SEC school) means that each of these outfits are perfect! We stand basically the entire time at the games, but it’s basically a requirement to wear a dress or fashionable outfit! Girls rarely wear just a t-shirt and shorts to our games. I personally love the feeling of dressing nice at games! I find that wearing a dress to a game is actually a lot more comfortable than having on jeans or shorts that stick to your skin; a dress is a lot cooler and cute!

  4. 4
    September 1st, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I have to agree with you on fall being one of the best times in the year! I have to say that I’ve never been to a football game before but I can definitely imagine the exciting school spirit as well as the cute outfits. I love each of these outfits, especially as they all cater to the same event but different styles. x

  5. 5
    September 1st, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I’m sorry but I would have to agree with another poster. All of these outfits are really cute, but I’d say the top two are not appropriate for a college football game at all. It doesn’t matter what school you go to, if you’ve ever attended sporting events (or even watched one on television for that matter) you can clearly see that nobody wears dresses or skirts, they wear school apparel. College football is all about showing your pride. And who says college apparel can’t be cute? I’m sure there’s another post on this website about being fashionable with college apparel.
    also just as an fyi, USC is a Pac-12 school. SEC stands for South Eastern Conference.

  6. 6
    September 1st, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Living in the South, especially Alabama, you see and hear many, many things about football. I think the first two outfits are definitely fine if you’re not a major football fan and don’t plan on jumping out of your seat every five seconds.
    Unfortunately for me, I hate football. So, I love all these outfits, but not the sport.
    But thankfully, everyone loves anything related to it, so my bracelets sell great! [website ^] I definitely think that a shirt could have been tossed in here with the team of your choice, because that is a big part of showing pride for your team. There are several teams that have the same, or similar colors, and if they play against each other, it could get mixed up.

  7. 7
    September 1st, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I don’t really feel the first two are great for being comfortable at a college football game, but that last outfit looks so comfy and adorable, I want to put it on right now!

  8. 8
    September 5th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Going to a college in the south means every football game is a fashion show. You show up in Lilly and with your pearls on, not with shorts and t-shirt. Welcome to the SEC y’all where you get dressed up to get messed up! ;)

  9. 9
    September 6th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Go Bears!

  10. 10
    September 7th, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Love the game day post, yes I love when pumpkin is back on the shelves. Check out the Sporty Shoes section of my Etsy shop, I think you’ll like it Shelby

  11. 11
    September 14th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Tay, USC also stands for University of South Carolina, which happens to be a member of the SEC, The South Eastern Conference.

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