• Sat, Sep 5 2009

How To Dress Fashionably Warm for a Football Game

Are you ready for some football?  Fall and football season seem to go hand-in-hand, and colleges, high schools, and the NFL have all started their seasons.  While you may have a few more weeks to get away with summer clothes, at least in some parts of the country, it won’t be much longer till you’ll need sweaters and hats for tailgating and games.  If you plan on wearing alumni wear to the game, you won’t need to read this post, but if this is a social event, keep reading!

Just because you need to bundle up doesn’t mean you can’t be fashionable!  Here are a few basic how-to’s for football season fashion:

Start with basic bottoms.  A pair of boyfriend jeans are perfect for outdoor games, as the relaxed fit is very casually chic.  If you’re lucky enough to be in a luxury box for an NFL game, you may want to opt for something a little bit dressier, like a pair of gray flannel trousers.

Think layers on top.  A white cami goes beneath almost anything, and adds a layer of warmth next to your skin.  Choose one that fits well, so you’re not always fidgeting to keep it in place.  As an added bonus, many cami fabrics are made of fabrics that can wick away a little perspiration if it turns too warm.  If a cami isn’t your style, try a tank, t-shirt, or other lightweight layer piece.

Wear a sweater.  Again, keep layering in mind, but find something that is heavy enough to add warmth, but not so heavy as to add bulk.  There are lots of choices to fit every figure, from a longer tunic length pullover, to a classic cardigan, to a casual hoodie.  Find a style and color that works for you, and make it a staple of your wardrobe.  Choose well and you’ll find you’ll be wearing it in numerous ways.

Take a hat.  How many times have you heard it?  Lots and lots of body heat escapes through your head.  You may not need a hat if you’re indoors, but you will still get cold walking to and from the car.  And if the game is outdoors, you’ll need the warmth a hat provides.  You can choose from something easy and universal, like a beret, go a little more upscale with a classic fedora, or try something new with this season’s new entry into the hat category, a snood.

Gloves may come in handy.  This is another one of those good to have items that doesn’t take up much room.  Slip them into your coat pocket or keep them in your bag.  You won’t always need them, but if you do, you’ll be glad they’re there.

Use a scarf.  Whether around your neck for warmth or looks, as part of a snood, or simply tied to your handbag, a scarf takes up little room and can serve many different purposes.  Let the temperature determine how you wear it, just be sure to keep it with you.

Boots for walking.  As much a I love heels, a football game is not the time for stillettos.  You’ll be walking a lot (from car to stadium), climbing stairs, and perhaps even spending lots of time on your feet cheering your favorite team.  Leave the cute, but impractical heels and suede at home, and opt for something practical, comfy and warm.

Keep your jewelry simple.  You can wear the good stuff, nothing wrong with a pair of diamond studs or simple hoops, but anything too fussy screams cocktail party not GO TEAM!

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  • Anna

    Thanks, that was helpful!

  • Stephanie

    fashionably warm = extremely difficult!

    Steph

    Tailgate Queen – game day dresses