WHAT TO WEAR: Tailgating

As I approach the last month of my undergraduate career, I often find myself reminiscing on the memories I’ve made over the past four years. It’s crazy to think how fast the time has flown, but I’ll never forget my time spent here. Some of my very best memories in college have been attending sporting events and all of the fun tailgating activities that went along with them.

Students at Michigan State University have a lot of school pride, and I mean a lot. As a result, our fans like to go all out when it comes to supporting our teams. One of the most obvious ways to show off this pride, aside from humorous signs and boisterous chanting, is through spirited gameday wear. Though tailgating is usually a fall activity, this year Michigan State was in the NCAA March Madness Final Four, so we had a reason to rally and pull our tailgate gear back out of the closet.

For her game day festivities, this Fashionista sports a colorful striped overall. These overalls are a fan favorite at many Big Ten schools. Notice how great the green and white pair looks opposed to other options, such as say, maize and blue. If your school hasn’t caught on to this tailgate trend yet, I can guarantee you’ll probably see them next fall.

Not only do these overalls show off your school spirit, they also make for an incredibly easy outfit to throw together. Since they are so overpowering, you’ll need only simple accessories. This Fashionista chose a white long sleeve shirt underneath and a pair of Chuck Taylor Converse All-Stars. You don’t need much else when you’re wearing a statement piece like this!

One Simple Change: Okay, so you probably won’t be seen sporting these vivid overalls to class or out on date night. College tailgates seem to have their own set of fashion rules. However, the overall look can be worn in a more casual manner and is totally back on-trend. Try a denim pair sans stripes and you might be surprised at how they’ve evolved since you wore them in the ’90s. You can still cuff the bottoms and keep your Converse, or you can dress them up with a cute pair of heeled sandals instead.