Depending on what region of the United States you live in, football games and fashion either go hand-in-hand or fashion is so far out of the question that you can’t begin to think how it can relate to football.
Many southern schools have a standard of class that many girls and boys follow when attending their university’s weekly football game. Whether it be a sundress, sun hat, pearls, polos or khakis, it is a distinct look. This Pinterest page provides a great example of southern inspiration for football games.
Here is an example from one of my FaceBook friends and her sorority at a Tennessee football game.
Southern football style is more well-known among different parts of the country, but what about Big 10 schools that thrive off of their football programs such as Penn State? One wouldn’t wear a plain jane “Penn State Football” t-shirt to the event without adding more accessories.
Schools such as Penn State, Nebraska, Ohio State and Michigan are known for their enthusiastic fans, especially their attire. Being a Penn State student, it’s easy to tell what is and isn’t appropriate for a game. Most of the outfits you see students and fans in are borderline obnoxious, but then again nothing can be too crazy for an amazing football atmosphere. This article posted by Bleacher Report provides a great summary on how to properly dress for a Penn State game. Be sure to include the following in your outfit when attending a Penn State football game:
- Wear blue and white everything
- Make sure your shirt/clothing says something about Penn State
- Accessorize with beads, hats, socks and hair bows
- Most importantly a face sticker, tattoo or paint
Although fashion is a key point when attending a sporting event, the most important accessory is good sportsmanship. Wherever you are going, make sure you are familiar with the schools culture, language and attitude towards their opposing team. Never make rude comments or inappropriate slurs, always wish the opposing fans good luck and when you’re team wins, tell them good game.
Before going to ANY event its essential to check different Instagram and Twitter accounts to see what students attending are posting about. You’ll be able to see what they wear, what they do before the game, their attitude towards the game, and the type of language used at their school!
As much as I’d love to be apart of a southern football atmosphere and wear sundresses, boots and bows to a game, I can’t imagine being anywhere but Beaver Stadium every Saturday with 110,00 of my closest friends.
Good luck and happy football season!