It’s game day! The air is buzzing with excitement. If you’re anywhere near a college town or a dedicated home of an NFL stadium, you know what I’m talking about. Game day goes beyond the actual game itself. It’s about getting together, showing team pride, and having a good time with friends, family, coworkers, anyone who supports your team. It is an experience. Game day brings together fans, students, faculty, and the community, all representing their university. It’s school spirit, and the feeling is electrifying. When one thinks of game day, one may think of foam fingers, team jerseys, and other accessories that border (or cross) the line of cheesy. When it comes to game day, you don’t need to settle for just a pair of jeans and a T-shirt with your team’s logo in the middle. In fact, you can make quite the statement on game day while still showing support for your team. When it comes to looking your best on game day, the possibilities are endless.
While football is nostalgically aligned with the brisk autumn months, the fact of the matter is that the season starts in the summer. The first few games of the season can be quite hot! This means that thick jerseys can simply be too much, and it may be too soon to break out the fall gear. Luckily with some creativity and these ideas, you’ll be covered. When considering the first few games of the season, our game day favorites include:
A few games in, the temperature will change, and the transition to autumn fashion will be in full swing. Plaid is a fun and practical way to make this transition. You can sport plaid colors that represent your team, either as full-on long-sleeve shirts, or as a simple plaid scarf. Plaid is a great choice for games in the brisk fall air. Paired with a heavier vest sweater, you can be warm, comfortable, stylish, and still sporting your team spirit.
The great thing about early autumn is the ability to start breaking out your comfy sweaters. Cardigans make a great early fall accessory. They provide an added layer without becoming bulky or too hot. They are also available in a multitude of colors. This allows you the freedom to highlight your school colors elsewhere by wearing a neutral-colored cardigan, or using the cardigan as a highlight to shine the colors of your school.
Just because the weather changes, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your passion for fashion. You can still show your team spirit while keeping warm, comfortable, and stylish. When it comes to the colder months, these options are a few of our favorites:
Colder weather does not mean you can’t still comfortably wear a dress! A sweater dress is a perfect option for staying comfortable in the cold. Paired with thicker leggings, you won’t even notice the chill. These dresses, when worn with different jackets or hats, can still sport your favorite team’s colors.
Puffy jackets are less than stylish and blend in with the crowd. However, wool coats and blazers provide warmth and comfort, as well as plenty of style. Style should never mean that you have to sacrifice comfort, and these added accessories work well with team colors, or even with neutral colors.
Leggings can both be stylish and practical. They help keep you warm in the colder months, as well as offer a variety of styles and patterns. The availability of colors and patterns makes it easy to pair your favorite comfy sweater and enjoy game day in style.
Sweatshirts are an amazing way to stay warm and stylish while standing out in the crowd during game day. Sweatshirts come in a variety of styles, but what they have in common is their warmth as well as their adaptability. Whether it’s a hoodie, a crewneck, or a turtleneck, you can show your team support through solid colors or patterns. Sweatshirts are a great way to add layers while still avoiding a cumbersome winter jacket.
While there are all kinds of great hats for all times of the year, there is something about winter hats that just scream comfort. Beanies are a great choice when it comes to adding some flair to your outfit. Not only are they warm and practical, but they also come in a variety of sizes and colors, making them a perfect accessory for any outfit.
Game day can feel magical. It brings diverse groups of people together to support and invest in a single cause. Good or bad, it creates a community that is electrifying. While it may be standard to expect some tailgating, sporting school colors, and wearing questionable face paint, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style and individuality. You can show your team spirit without relying on just a T-shirt or jersey. When it comes to game day, your unique style can still shine as you cheer on your team.