If there is one tradition that every sports lover enjoys, it is definitely tailgating. There is nothing quite like an exciting experience when you are watching your favorite game. For some, another thing important besides watching the game itself is their tailgate outfits and matching accessories including jewelry.
As much as you want to just throw on your usual jersey, sweats, and your regular wrist watch, there is a much better way to spice up your tailgate look. Here’s how to show up to the game in some edgy style with matching gold jewelry.
The Tailgate Look
Tailgates are best known for representing team or school pride. For some, tailgate fashion is the great way to express style and personality while showcasing team spirit.
Tailgate fashion has been evolving since the ‘50s, many women would wear long puffy skirts. However, this changed in the ‘80s, when many found style on athletic jackets. Jackets were still in during the ‘90s, albeit in the form of denim jackets.
Almost two decades later, tailgate season has taken up a notch in terms of style. Dresses, glitters, gold chains, oversized t-shirts, shoes and more are now the trend in these events. The modern tailgates’ casual fashion gives off both a comfortable and grungy vibe. Bandanas, crop tops, and the all-time favorite denim even made a comeback.
Whether your style is casual or chic, there are fashion styles you can wear to tailgate. To guide you, here are a few classic pointers to keep in mind if you wish to glam up your tailgate outfit this season.
Don’t let all the weight be in your feet. For women, don’t be “that girl” who wears fancy wedges to a football game or any sports event. When you expect to stand on your feet a lot, choose a shoe that your feet won’t suffer in. Wear shoes that will complete your game day outfit to help you cheer on your team in comfort and in style. A comfortable sneakers can always look good with a dress. For men, you can wear comfortable sneakers in your team color. Or any shoes that make sure they feel good and can handle long hours till the game ends.
Although white sneakers are one of the hottest trends of 2020, it can be more exciting if you can find ones in your team colors. Just make sure they are comfortable and allow you to stand for long hours at the tailgate and the game.
Bring Layers to Keep Warm
Tailgates may last all day, and the weather can change from sunny to rainy. Hence, you should consider bringing an extra layer to keep you warm. Moreover, you can wear a game day outfit that goes with your team’s color. Top it up with a cute sweater, a stylish vest, or a cool jacket. Don’t forget a hat, a beanie, and warm gloves.
You can also stay warm while in a nice vest outerwear piece works perfectly for chilly fall afternoons. Plus, it will be perfect if it has pockets, so you don’t have to carry around a bag the whole time.
Accessories to Match with Your Look
It might not be common, but you can definitely add sophisticated jewelry to your outfit when attending tailgate parties.
Tailgating does not mean looking like you just come out of the truck beds and put on the first attire you saw straight from the laundry bin. You will look relaxed and fresh when you glam up with a simple yet stylish Cuban gold chain or a flashy silver bracelet.
Now that you’re dressed up with your favorite comfortable jeans and athletic wear, a gold jewelry, such as a whimsical gold chain, will surely add jazz to your tailgate outfit. For women, you can doll up with some make-up and style your hair for a perfect tailgating ensemble. Good grooming and accessorizing can do wonders to upscale a casual look.
For men, accessorize with a wrist wear such as a football bracelet. Also, socks, scarves, hats, pairs of shades, you name it. Anything that is covered in your team colors, logos or mascots can be worn to the tailgate party.
Tailgating is not complete without at least one person in a team jersey. For sports fans, wearing a team jersey is an ultimate outfit for tailgating.
Choose a jersey that is not only comfortable but also water resistant and made with flywire thread. Moreover, some jerseys are customizable for any name and number. A fitted team jersey with flared jeans also makes a standout trend for tailgating. Prep up and wear your team jersey with pride.
You can also pull out the jersey’s accent colors when matching the rest of your outfit. Just remember not to overdo it. A subtle coordination will give you a more on-point look. Keep the rest of your outfit neutral while you are on a team jersey. Pair it with dark-washed jeans, grays or natural shades so your team colors remain the center of everything.
Jeans You Can Move Around In
Admit it, most of us are denim fans. When it comes to tailgating, it is the absolute perfect bottoms to wear. For men, you can wear denim jeans, cargo shorts or tan pants that will not only be comfortable but will give you the grungy tailgate look. Complete the look with the pair of our sneakers or beater shoes and you are all set.
Men can also try the neo-grunge look with a black distressed jeans and a pair of sneakers in your team color. Distressed jeans never go out of style and can surely express your personality well.
For women, you can always spice up your look from the usual casual getup. Consider wearing cigarette skinny jeans, boyfriend pants, or any form fitting jeans. Choose comfortable jeans as stretch jeans as they won’t stretch out after long hours of wear no matter what the different inseam lengths, no matter how tall or short you are.
Most stadiums require clear bags and if it’s not clear, it has to follow a certain size. There are clear bags that are monogrammed for a stylish look, or have it color coordinated with the team you are cheering for.
You are lucky if your stadium does not require a clear bag. You may try a crossbody bag in your team color so that you can stay hands free at all times.
For sports fans out there, the best season is the football season and the thrill for finding the best tailgate outfits. Today, we explored what to wear and what accessories to add so you can be both trendy and prepared to cheer your favorite team.
Finally, those perfect tailgate seasons are among us and there is no better way to spend them than a tailgate with stylish outfit and matching accessories. Now, you won’t be wearing a boring old sweatshirt and a boring accessory. So there, let’s be on the prowl for a festive tailgate season who’s dressed to impress!