WHAT TO WEAR: Tailgating

It’s football time in Tennessee!

At The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, tailgating is almost as important as the games themselves. Tailgating Fashionistas have many options including everything from T-shirts and jeans to skirts and dresses—as long as the colors are orange and white, of course! With the temperatures dropping and the air becoming crisp, there seems to be more variety in the tailgating outfit choices. Sweaters worn with skinny jeans and booties, as well as long sleeve dresses with furry vests and leather boots are very popular choices. Replica team jerseys from Nike are always a welcome sight, and are perfect for showing team pride.

Nothing is more distinctive on game day than orange and white checkered bib overalls, as seen on our Fashionista. The design is a nod to the famous checkerboard end zones in Neyland Stadium. Over the years, students and fans alike have sported the overalls so often that they have become a Tennessee tradition themselves. Although the bib overalls are the most popular, this design can also be found on skirts and dresses for the ladies and shorts and slacks for the gentlemen. The cotton overalls blend tradition and style together. Game day is a fun-filled marathon, so comfort is a must.

This Fashionista knows that she will be on her feet tailgating and cheering on the team for hours, so she chose super comfy Chacos sandals. She is also wearing a classic black cotton T-shirt underneath her overalls. She shows her school spirit with a fun grosgrain ribbon hair bow, and finishes off the look with a chic Michael Kors watch.

Take some inspiration from this Fashionista and go all-out. Fully embrace your school spirit on your next game day!

One Simple Change: After the game is over, it’s time to celebrate. A quick change from the overalls to distressed jeans and a chunky cardigan gets the Fashionista ready for dinner with friends.