It’s always a good day when it’s game day! Coming at you today with lots of game day outfit ideas and fashion inspiration for cheering on your team. I need to preface this post by saying, these looks are all grounded in good ‘ole Midwestern college gameday spirit. Lots of tees and sweatshirts, not a lot of dresses and jewelry. That said, so many of the pieces below can be dressed down for a more casual game day outfit or dressed up for a more formal, Southern look – whichever way works for you and your team! But for me and my game day style history, it’s all about the tees.
I grew up in die-hard Wisconsin Badger family, went to the University of Iowa and passionately cheered on my Hawks there, and now my fiancé coaches for the University of Illinois. Safe to say, I have got a lot of Big 10 game day outfit style experience! But who knows? Maybe one day I’ll have the chance to try on a dress for a game. You never know where life might take you with a football coach husband!
So, yes, my game day experience is very much focused on jerseys, tees, sweatshirts and some bold team pride – but I LOVE to find ways to elevate these pieces and add a touch of style and personality. From hair accessories to fun handbags (if you only get one thing from this post, get this clear handbag – its game day GOLD) to cute denim to edgy leather jackets, there are so many cute and casual ways to take your tee to the next level.
Below I’ve rounded up some of my favorite pieces to help transform a basic game day look into an elevated and stylish look – that doesn’t feel out of place when you’re surrounded by jerseys!
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Game Day Bottoms that Elevate Your Outfit
I love pairing my favorite vintage tee with a fun bottom that really adds some texture and excitement to the outfit. From ripped denim to corduroy skirts, a stylish bottom is the perfect touch to a game day outfit.
Cute Jackets + Coats for Colder Game Days
Especially as the temperatures drop, a fashion-forward jacket will make all the difference. I also grab a denim jacket or leather moto jacket to pair with my outfit.
Perfect Accessories for Game Day
Once my game day essentials are all figured out, I love to find accessories to add some personality to my look. My favorite accessories of the moment are my pearl hair clips and my gold and clear handbag (that’s NCAA stadium approved!).