Clothes call: What to wear to a football tailgating party
We know strategy goes into planning your outfit for football Sunday: Your team just so happened to eek out a win when you wore that lucky fan T-shirt lat week. Coincidence or luck? Plus, the pre-party that is tailgating is your chance to show off your superfan-status by decking out in your team’s colors. Certainly, whatever you wear needs to be able to camouflage a little barbecue sauce, and you’ll want something sporty so that you can toss the pigskin in the parking lot prior to kickoff.
No matter your team, we’re rooting for good tailgating outfits this fall with these winning looks.
An easy, go-to, game day combo perfect for tailgating starts with a vintage-inspired fan T-shirt. Throwback looks are trending in fan gear and we love the soft, lived-in feeling of the T-shirts as well as the slightly faded look that makes them unique. (Plus, if you just jumped on the cheering bandwagon, it will help you fake being a long-time fan). Layer it with a boyfriend cardigan and your favorite denim for a comfy and cute tomboy look. Junkfood women’s crew T-shirts, $27, Macy’s; shawl-collar open front cardigan, $36, Old Navy
Subtle but chic
If you’re the type who likes to revamp your wardrobe like a true mix-master, pair two closet staples together for an easy tailgating look. Let’s say you’re rooting for the New England Patriots: Start with a blue-and-white striped T-shirt or sweater and mix it with a solid red scarf for an instant-outfit. Oversized striped long-sleeve T-shirt, $49.50, J.Crew
Cap it off
For those colder days (they’re coming!) when you’re huddled up next to the grill and puffing cold air, you can still show your team spirit and keep your head warm with a pom beanie. We’re digging this stripe-and-pom look. New Era NFL Sport Knit hat, $24.99, Champs Sports
Good luck charms
We just found your new lucky charm. Jewelry maker Alex and Ani—known for “positive energy products”—has a line of NFL charms out this season. Your team’s logo in silver or gold adorns an easily adjustable bangle. Alex and Ani NFL bangle, $32, Nordstrom