WHAT TO WEAR: Tailgating

With fall semester and football season in full force, tailgating has become a weekly ritual. As a student at the University of Texas at Austin, football games play a huge role in our student life just as much as our academics. Anyone who visits our campus on a game day can see that Longhorn fans bleed burnt orange and take their school spirit very seriously, so the perfect game day outfit is a must! Unfortunately, the Texas heat makes it difficult to find a school-spirited ensemble that is both fashion-forward and cool enough to wear outside all day, yet many Fashionistas around campus still seem to find a way to make the best of both worlds.

Dressed and ready for game day, this Fashionista ties in this fall’s 1970s trend into her tailgate attire with a denim A-line skirt and a fringe crop top. Because comfort is a must on long tailgating days, it is important to keep things simple enough to make it through the many hours before, during and after the game. Trendy pieces in breathable materials that allow for lots of movement are a great way to stay comfortable and stylish.  To add some extra school spirit to her look, this Fashionista accessorizes with a delicate longhorn necklace and the typical Texas game day staple—cowboy boots.

If your school is full of hot and spirited game days, keep it cool and comfortable so you are looking and feeling your best all day long!

One Simple Change: Wanting to go celebrate the big win after the game with some friends? Just swap out the boots with some chunky plaform wedges to transform the look from day to night while still keeping this season’s 1970s vibe. With this quick change, you will still be fashionable enough for a night out on the town.