When it comes to game day fashion, it can be difficult to decide on an outfit. Fall weather is unpredictable — chilly in the morning, hot by game time, and breezy when the sun goes down. Although you don’t want to sacrifice comfort for beauty, it’s important to remember you’re likely to wear an outfit all day: while sitting at a tailgate, walking around campus, watching the game, and maybe even celebrating a win that night.
We asked a few mid-Mo boutiques to weigh in on their favorite game day looks and offer some advice on how to style a stand-out black-and-gold ensemble.
Store manger Jennifer Pestle says: “Looking for the perfect way to cheer on our Tigers? We love this casual game day look and tiger tee from Chaser to show our school spirit.”
The black jeans paired with a hat and T-shirt keep the look comfy and practical, while the platform sandals and gold shoulder bag add an unexpected flair to dress it up.
“I like this jacket for cooler game days,” says Calena’s Calene Cooper. “It is distinguished by being a gold and black plaid with a great pair of black, easy-to-wear Picadilly pants. The outfit is accented with a great little gold-tiered necklace.”
Having a few stand out black and gold pieces like Calena’s plaid jacket is essential in any Tiger fan’s closet. They’re easy to mix and match with basics and solids for a perfect game day look.
Swank’s Erin Wagoner says: “We’re opting for so many of our favorite fall trends in one outfit: the lace-up shirt, the snap front-button skirt, over the knee boots, and a killer hat. The key was not to overdo it. I kept everything solid, letting the gold-trimmed details on the blouse and the skirt stand out on their own and allowing the mixed textures to add dimension in lieu of a pattern.”
Game days are a fun time to try out a new piece or add a fun accessory to your look. As Swank’s Erin Wagoner says, “confidence equals beauty — and maybe even a win!”