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WHAT TO WEAR: Tailgating

July 27th, 2015 at 2:00am

What’s more fun: the game or the pre-game? I’d have to go with the latter, considering you get to take lots of cute pictures with your friends and stuff your face with hot dogs and potato chips. Tailgating is the perfect summer occasion for dressing up in comfy clothes while supporting your favorite team. There is no right or wrong way to dress for a tailgate either. All you have to do is wear your colors loud and proud and work your way from there.

Coming from a background of dancing and musical theater, I can honestly say I am not particularly experienced in sports spectatorship. Luckily, I am surrounded by friends and family members who can explain the game and clarify any questions I might have. Although I lack basic sports knowledge, I am able to understand the basics of how to dress for one’s team. Firstly, colors are everything. As long as your wearing navy and white to the Yankees vs. Orioles game, it’s crystal clear which team you are rooting for. Second, comfort is a must. Even as a girl who tries to avoid wearing unshapely unisex T-shirts to the gym, I understand that tailgating can be long, the weather can be unpredictable and the food babies are pretty much inevitable. It’s okay to dress down a little bit for the game; the team spirit you display automatically makes up for the slouchy look that may occur.

When it comes to dressing for the tailgate, this Fashionista knows how to throw her own personal style into the perfect sports-spectating outfit. By adding just a few feminine touches to her vintage sporty pieces, she is able to create a look that is youthful and unique among outfits usually seen at a tailgate. She strays from the typical tailgating outfit by combining pieces that are trendy with archetypal basics. Her high-waisted cut-off shorts are a staple in most teenage girls’ wardrobes. She tucks in a navy blue vintage Yankees T-shirt that she got from her dad. The DIY look of the cut-off sleeves help the oversized T-shirt stay proportionate to the rest of the silhouette. My personal favorite touch, however, is the Fashionista’s delicate white bralette. The soft and feminine lace that peeks out under the rugged and worn T-shirt creates a contrast that makes the outfit so individual. To complete the sporty yet fashionable look, the Fashionista wears a gray Yankees cap, simple black sandals and a turquoise accented canvas tote that adds just an extra pop of color – that isn’t red, white or navy.

One Simple Change: Heading for a Girl’s Night Out after the game to celebrate the big win? Lose the cap and the loose T-shirt. Swap in a black crop top and some bold makeup, and you’re ready for the night out.