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WHAT TO WEAR: Tailgate

Although Missouri may not be considered a part of the South, Mizzou football sure is! It has been three years since the University of Missouri football program joined the SEC (Southeastern Conference). In those three years, not only has the football changed, but the spirit (and style) of tailgating has, as well. You no longer see jeans and shirts but instead, dresses, boots and bow ties! A typical Saturday game day at Mizzou includes tailgates, food, games and laughs. But before any of that can happen, each day begins with the hunt to put together the perfect tailgating outfit.

Putting together an outfit that is chic but not too fancy can be challenging, but this Fashionista did just that! She is a fashion lover and looks forward to each game day. She loves to put together the perfect outfit that reflects the Southern influence brought by the SEC to Mizzou but also likes to add her own style to each outfit. On those chilly fall days, pairing a simple black dress with a vest can be the perfect combination. It adds both style and comfort, which is important on those long tailgating days! Her boots tie in perfectly with the vest and dress and add to the autumn vibe.

The best part about having that perfect LBD (little black dress) for tailgating is that you can modify it depending on the day. If it’s warmer, just pair the dress with some fun jewelry and shoes. If it’s a colder day, experiment with different sweaters and jackets to wear over it. Lastly, this Fashionista added some pearl necklaces that not only add class to the look, but also reflect her bubbly and girly personality! Showing school spirit is always important and although you don’t see many shirts with “MIZZOU” written across the chest on tailgate days anymore, putting an outfit together of golds, blacks and whites can be just as fun.

One Simple Change: The best part about dressing up a bit more for football games at Mizzou is that it doesn’t take much to change and get ready to head downtown with your girlfriends for the night. In this outfit you can take off the vest and add some cute heels with a pop of lipstick and you’re all set!