What To Wear To A Tailgate

by | Tailgating

We just love tailgate season. That time of year, when you get to spend crisp fall days cheering on your team while chowing down with your friends and family all around. It is the perfect opportunity to show off your team spirit and your style, which is why we put together this list of easy dos and don’ts for the perfect tailgating outfit to spend the day outdoors in.

While you’ll want to be comfortable, we know you’ll also want to look your best, so it really is all about the balance of wearing what you feel good in that’s weather appropriate and comfortable enough to wear all day. Check out our list below for helpful tips and tricks that will have everyone checking out your style.


Do: Show Off Your Team Spirit

Wearing something with your team’s mascot on it or incorporating your team’s colors is a great way to level up your outfit game.

Don't: Sacrifice Your Style For The Sake Of Comfiness

There are plenty of ways to show off your style without sacrificing comfort.

A pair of cute sneakers or booties will help you to show off your own personal style and still allow you to feel your feet by the end of the day. 

You can also try trading out your hoodie for a knit sweater or cardigan to elevate any look.

Don't: Wear Those Heels (No Matter How Cute They Are)

There is usually a lot of walking and/or standing at a tailgate, the last thing you want is to be miserable on your feet in heels the whole day so skip those cute pumps or heeled sandals and opt for some cute sneakers, loafers, or low heeled boots.


Do: Plan For The Weather

Tailgate season goes all the way from summer through autumn and winter and the weather can fluctuate so much throughout the day and into the evening. So even in the summer and early fall, grab a sweater to throw on over your outfit, and in the winter go for layers to keep warm.

Don't: Forget To Accessorize

Accessories like bracelets, statement necklaces, or scarves can add a pop of color and help pull together any outfit. Try some in your team’s colors to really stand out from the crowd.


Do: Consider Pockets

A lot of stadiums and arenas aren’t letting you bring large purses or bags into the game because of safety concerns, so make sure to consider pocket space when you are planning your outfit.

A jacket with extra pockets is a great place to store your sunglasses, keys, or phone. 


Do: Wear A Hat

Whether you are sporting a baseball cap or sunhat in the summer to keep those rays off your face or a beanie in the winter to keep your ears warm, hats are an awesome, practical way to add a little something extra to your outfit.

Don't: Forget To Be You

Remember that all of these “rules” are really just tips to help you show off your style on game day. There is no one size fits all guideline for the perfect tailgate outfit so try to relax and have fun and wear what makes you comfortable while you cheer on your team!

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We believe that life is too short to stay cooped up indoors, and that there’s nothing quite like soaking up some sunshine and fresh air with your favorite people. That’s why we’re dedicated to bringing you all the tips, tricks, and advice you need to make the most of your outdoor adventures.


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