Football season is in full swing. Whether your team is crushing its conference or being crushed by it, you know how to have a good time. For some schools, it’s all about the game. For others, the main event is the tailgate. Still there are some where it’s a mixture of both. Whatever your take is, you still have to have something to wear (this isn’t Old School and we’re not going streaking). Still not sure where to even start? Maybe you’re just tired of wearing the same thing each week? No matter the reason for updating your tailgate wardrobe, the following are a good place to start.
When you think of American Eagle, college football is probably the last thing on your mind. The idea that it could be your tailgate go-to may almost be laughable. It’s time for you to rid yourself of such thoughts as this isn’t the American Eagle of your youth. This year American Eagle launched a tailgate collection featuring forty-nine colleges and universities. The collection has everything from t-shirts to sweatpants that differ from what you can find at your college bookstore.
For ladies, cheer your team on in style as you pair the Tailgate Women’s Pocket T-Shirt with a pair of black high-rise denim and booties. Complement the look coordinating jewelry (and maybe even a face tattoo) to show your school spirit. For the guys, wear the Tailgate Men’s Ringer T-Shirt with dark or black denim and your favorite sneakers. Lucky for you, both shirts come in multiple school designs!
Going to the game with your boo? Coordinate with the men’s and women’s Tailgate T-shirts. Depending on the weather, pair them with your favorite shorts and slip-on sneakers. You just gotta be ready for ALL the insta pics (even if your team ends up losing).
What better way to keep the tailgate season alive than to wear a brand that’s very familiar with the ins and outs of football. Over the years, Adidas has partnered with different athletic departments across the country. Show up decked out in your favorite gear to let everyone you mean business and that you’re in it to win it. And by winning it we mean the king or queen of the tailgate.
No tailgate is complete without at least one person in a football jersey. Guys, keep things laid back by wearing the jersey with a comfortable pair of stadium pants and high-tops. Ladies, what does Taylor Swift know? Wear a short skirt AND t-shirt while you sit on the bleachers or party the game away in the parking lot.
When things get chilly, wear your warmest hoodie with your coziest sweats. If snow is in the forecast, add in a scarf and beanie. If sweats aren’t your thing, try pairing a brightly colored hoodie with some funky leggings and boots. For added flair, grab a pair of fuzzy earmuffs.
Although newer than other “sports brands”, Under Armour has proven time and time again that they belong in the performance category. Embody the spirit of “We Will” by outfitting yourself in their sleek yet comfortable gear. Feel like a champion as you play around of beer pong or cornhole then turn around and watch your team as they head to victory. Even if your team comes up short, you’ll still feel like a winner.
Say it loud and say it proud! Wear your chant on your chest with the long sleeve or graphic tee. Try a long sleeve tee with joggers and laceless sneakers for a sleek go-to. Wear the graphic tee with heatgear leggings to keep cool under pressure. Try accessorizing with a headband or color coordinated sneakers to be decked out from head to toe.
Beat the heat by opting for a cotton graphic tee or a dip dye tank. Complement the shirts with board shorts or running shorts for a sportier vibe. Pair the tank with the tulip shorts and studded slip-on sneakers for a mixture of styles. Wear the board shorts with the graphic tee and sandals for something more laid back.
Didn’t see your school? Don’t worry, these are only a few of the ones featured. Check out the collections for yourself (and use your UNiDAYS discount) to gear up for the rest of football season and beyond. Just a reminder, fun alternatives to tailgate attire are dressing in your school’s colors or adding in an accessory!
Sources: Old School
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