WHAT TO WEAR: Football in the South

Well as most of you should know, football season is back and in full swing!  Fall is pretty much the most important time of the year for us Tennesseans. This can be explained with one simple word—football. Down in the south, we take our games pretty seriously, which means you never know who you’re going to see and you always need to be dressed to impress. Our university may not be an SEC school, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to get dressed up and cheer on our team!

This Fashionista was spotted on campus during homecoming week and I immediately thought her look screamed fall tailgate in the south. Layering is the best way to make simple pieces in your wardrobe stand out and this is a perfect example of how to do so effortlessly. She wore an oversized cream tank over a grey lace bralette. Our colors are purple and gold which she incorporated nicely with her purple destroyed skinny jeans and mustard scarf. To spice up her outfit she added a long grey necklace, purple and gold bangles and suede booties. This Fashionista shows us that football games do not require university T-shirts or oversized jerseys. Game day outfits can actually be chic and appropriate for daily wear.

What I love about this ensemble is that it’s not your typical tailgate style. Usually we see a ton of purple dresses and cowboy boots every game day so it’s refreshing to see a Fashionista who knows how to shake things up a little bit. All of her pieces can pretty much be found anywhere in any town so this look is a breeze to recreate! Just grab some tattered jeans, a comfy tee, booties and some school colored accessories and you’re good to go! This outfit has the perfect amount of purple pride while still being fashion forward. Happy tailgating Fashionistas!