It is college football time, and time to discuss tailgating fashion! I love college football. Actually, to be clear, I love University of Memphis Tiger football. University of Memphis is where my dad and I both graduated, and we are both big fans. I get SO excited about football season, which is funny because my husband doesn’t care about football at all (he also graduated from Memphis). As hard as I have tried to convert him, football just isn’t his thing.
Tailgating is taken really seriously in the South. I know it is taken seriously everywhere, but people are kind of crazy. It still amazes me to see the big screen tvs set up in the tailgating tents. Also, the food is so elaborate!
When it comes to tailgating and football fashion, there are really two schools of thought. There are those who dress to the 9s – dresses, heels, all decked out (the South is SEC country). Then there are those that are in jeans, school t-shirt and tennis shoes.
University of Memphis isn’t an SEC school, and a lot of the fans fall into the jeans and tshirt category. But that really isn’t my thing. I take a middle of the road approach. If I am going to be jumping up and down and cheering for my team (for several hours), I want to be comfortable. Football games are long days, especially if you are tailgating. And let’s be honest, if you are jumping around, heels really aren’t the safest option. BUT I also want to look really cute. Because, as we know, cuteness is really important.
Memphis’s colors are blue and grey, so I of course dress in some form of school colors. To be honest, it is usually more navy and white, since most of my closet is navy and white. Dresses and skirts are most comfortable, and I generally wear my monogrammed Converse sneakers, since there is so much walking and standing involved. During the sunny day games, I often top off the look with my University of Memphis baseball cap.
So who is your college football team? And what is your football style?