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Get Game Day Glam with Stylish Fall Tailgating Outfits

The balance between sporty and chic can be a little tricky, but it can be done. As in any sport, you just need to know the rules. Follow the five tips below and be the best dressed at the game!

1. Mix Sporty Gear with Girly Pieces
Wear your favorite sports team shirt—like this Dallas Cowboy’s jersey we found—but pair it with something super girly like this A-line skirt from Express. The tough-meets-feminine juxtaposition is the epitome of sporty chic. One of the easiest ways to add a girly touch to your game day style is by adding polka dots. Polka dots are always on-trend, feminine, and add a pop of pattern to your outfit.

2. Wear Your Team's Colors
Just because you’re going to a football game doesn’t means you have to wear the team name all over your body! Stick with the team's colors. So, if you're a Chicago Bears fan, you might wear an orange dress with a navy cardigan, your favorite fall boots, and a stylish pair of sunglasses like the ones below. The best part about this style is that you can use items you already have in your closet. That’s chic and cheap. Score! 

3. Add Sporty Stripes to Your Outfit
For this variation on the sporty chic vibe, stick with team colors but also try to incorporate stripes into your outfit. Stripes just seem to scream sporty, especially in baseball tee form. This red striped top paired with distressed black skinnies work perfectly for an Atlanta Falcons game. I also recommend wearing comfortable shoes. You'll end up walking a lot at a game so if you want the height of heels but need more comfort, try a pair of wedge sneakers like these Steve Madden’s. They’re so stylish, on trend, and extremely comfortable! 

4. Dress Up Logo Gear with Chic Accessories
An easy way to up your chic-factor on game days is with an accessory like a stylish bag. I love this Rebecca Minkoff cross-body bag in Green Baby Packers team colors. By adding it to a basic jeans-and-sweatshirt look, you up the style ante. Plus, since it's a cross-body bag, it's super easy to carry all day long. 

5. Dress for the Weather
When you’re thinking about what to wear to a fall football game, don't forget to take the weather into consideration. Games may not start until the afternoon when the sun has warmed up things, but that can still mean a chilly morning for pre-game festivities. Wear a lightweight sweater that can easily be thrown over your shoulders or tied around your waist, or choose a dressier fall jacket over your game day tee for the ideal sporty chic balance. Adding a tweed jacket like this Rebecca Taylor makes the whole outfit so chic and polishes in ways a parka never could. You could also wear a denim jacket, leather moto jacket, canvas utility jacket, or even a blazer! Any structured piece will add that much-needed finishing touch to your look.

Katelyn Cheek

Katelyn is an eCommerce Editor for, and by day and the voice behind the blog Katalina Girl by night. Katalina Girl serves as her personal diary where she shares all of the things related to style, beauty, travel, and entertaining about which she's truly passionate. In her spare time, she's a freelance writer + stylist and the design director for her husband's custom home and renovations company, Oakstone Homes. She also has two beautiful fur babies—Dash and Meyer—with whom she is completely obsessed.

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