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As the temperatures begin to dip, and the excitement of football season fills the air, we invite you to indulge in the latest and greatest fall fashion trends that will have you looking chic both on and off the gridiron. Thrive pulled together a list of what’s new, what’s tried, and what’s true when it comes to game day gear.
Football season in Louisiana isn’t just about cheering for your favorite teams; it’s a chance to showcase your unique style and team spirit through game day fashion. Before you know it, you’ll be lighting those candles, making a roux, and getting ready to have friends fill your home for football fun.
Game Day Fashion: Where Style Meets Spirit
by Taylor Trahan Henry
In Louisiana, football is more than just a sport; it’s a way of life. With the arrival of crisp fall days, the air buzzes with excitement as football season is just around the corner. Game day isn’t just about the touchdowns and rivalries; it’s also a showcase of spirited fashion and unapologetic team pride. Let’s dive into the trends, accessories, and must-haves that define game day gear in the heart of the South.
When it comes to dressing up for game day, creativity and originality will score extra points. Fans don’t shy away from embracing their team’s colors, and each university has its unique traditions and iconic hues. Whether it’s the deep purple of the LSU Tigers, the true blue of the McNeese Cowboys, the spicy red of the Ragin’ Cajuns, or the glittering gold of the New Orleans Saints, boutiques across South Louisiana are stocking their shelves with the essentials for your wardrobe.
Gone are the days when game day fashion meant wearing a bulky, oversized jersey. Today, fashion-forward team jerseys have become a staple. Tailored fits, stylish cuts, and embellishments cater to the diverse tastes of fans, making them feel both comfortable and chic as they cheer on their team.
Graphic tees are a versatile and trendy option for both men and women. With quirky slogans, artistic designs, and creative interpretations of team logos, these tees add a touch of fun and personality to game day outfits. Louisiana favorite Queen of Sparkles will be one to look to for the latest in comfort and style.
Denim is a casual option that can be dressed up or down. Shorts, skirts, pants, and the newly popular jumpsuit are all up for grabs. Paired with team-colored tops or stylish blouses, this casual yet chic combination is perfect for a long day at the stadium.
Accessories play a crucial role in elevating any game day outfit from ordinary to extraordinary. Beaded headbands, big earrings, and stylish tennis are popular options for adding a touch of personal flair.
Hats make for another cute, and practical, accessory. From baseball caps and trucker style caps with clever sayings or team mottos to sleek felt hats, it’ll keep you shaded from the sun during those long hours of tailgating and ensure an easy hair day!
While style takes center stage, comfort is also a significant consideration when spending those long days on campus celebrating. With plenty of walking and standing involved, comfortable footwear is non-negotiable. Fans often opt for stylish sneakers, comfortable sandals, or cowboy boots – three things you’ll easily find in boutiques as the fall kicks off.
If you’re one to support your team, rain or shine, you may want to consider a monogrammed raincoat or team-themed outerwear. Custom painted denim jackets and oversized crewneck sweaters are both popular for keeping warm while looking cool. Don’t forget a pair of ankle-high rubber boots for those muddy days sloshing across campus.
For fans attending games at stadiums with clear bag policies, transparent bags that comply with the regulations are essential. Luckily, there are various chic options available that are both compliant and fashionable. Even better, there are many options for bag straps that can easily be changed out to show your pride no matter the team.
In the South, game day fashion is more than just an outfit; it’s a celebration of community, camaraderie, and cherished traditions. With a dash of creativity, a sprinkle of team spirit, and a whole lot of style, fans confidently embrace their game day looks, uniting to cheer on their teams with unwavering passion and impeccable style!