Accessorize Your Way to Tailgate Chic

Go team!

It’s college football season, which means your weekends are now filled with crazy tailgating parties in the parking lot and fun football gatherings at a friend’s house. When it comes to dressing for Saturday’s festivities, most of us throw on the traditional game day gear: a jersey, a school sweatshirt, or a fleece zip-up.

September weather is perfect for outdoor mingling, cheering in the stands, and cozying up in front of the television, because the autumn air is the perfect mixture of breezy coolness. With the sun shining just enough to sport a pair of shades and a cute scarf, why not stand out from the crowd and accessorize your way to tailgate chic? For an effortless, affordable look, try sprucing up your wardrobe’s staple pieces (skirts, jeans, jackets, and sweaters) with accent accessories in your college’s colors. Accessories add just enough jazz to an outfit and are versatile enough for you to wear past game day. Not only will you look spirited and put-together, but you’ll give a cool, low-key vibe that has just the right touch of team spirit.

Look #1: Get a look straight out of a Tommy Hilfiger photo shoot by pairing your sweaters, button downs, and trenches with a chic scarf, a pair of clear glasses, bright flats, and/or a vibrant tote in your school colors. Nothing says college cutie like a practical-preppy school girl.

Look #2: For a comfy-chic look that still screams football fan, pair your sweater dresses or cardigans and jeans with bright puffy vest, a Burberry-inspired scarf, and/or a pair of striped knee socks in your colors. It’s a no-fail look that’ll keep you warm and toasty through the entire game.

Look #3: Take a basic t-shirt or blouse and a casual skirt or cords and wrap a trendy pashmina around your neck or sport a pair of colored aviators for vibrant splashes of team spirit. To keep that low-key look that screams J. Crew, pair with your favorite riding boots and a color-coordinated bag.

Look #4: Look playful and cozy by taking your typical slouchy sweaters and off-the-shoulder sweatshirts in university hues and pairing them with fun, loud accessories like plaid sunglasses, a fringe scarf, a bright over-the-shoulder purse, and/or tube socks that peek right out of a pair of Uggs. Football games are the perfect time to dress crazy, so throw on those statement pieces and work it, girls.

Like what you see? Lucky for you, has teamed up with two other companies to give you the chance to win a pair of sunglasses, scarf, and socks in your school’s color! Check out the giveaway here to see how you can enter.
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