Tailgating is, arguably, the best part about football. With tasty finger foods, refreshing beers and good company, there's little else you'd want on a fall day. As the season progresses, though, and the temperatures cool down, taking the tailgate indoors sounds more and more appealing. Nevertheless, we stick it out till the end, crowding around small space heaters and fires.
Perhaps even more challenging than nabbing a spot near the heat is picking a tailgate outfit on extremely cold days. It can be difficult to look chic and feel warm at the same time, especially when you really just want to wear sweatpants and shearling-lined boots.
To make those crisp autumn days a little more bearable, here are three tailgate outfit ideas for ladies that are both cute and cozy.
3. Faux Fur Fabulous
Layers are key to staying warm for extended periods of time. Start with a base of jeans and a bright turtleneck in your school's colors for the perfect university tailgating ensemble. Add a classic button down for extra warmth, and top it off with a chic, olive green jacket lined with faux fur. Accessorize with sturdy, chunky booties, sunglasses and stackable rings for extra flair.
2. Plaid-tastic Lengths
Don't rule out skirts just because summer is over. Plaid wool skirts are super versatile staple items for fall and winter wardrobes, just don't forget to wear tights with them! Pair this plaid miniskirt with a neutral colored sweater, and add a personalized varsity jacket that represents your school. Flat booties are comfy and practical while an oxblood cross-body bag holds all the necessities while keeping your hands free to double fist jalapeño poppers. Yeah, we know what you do when tailgating.
1. Turtleneck Sippin'
The simplest and coziest look requires only a few key players: a chunky sweater, flowy jacket, sleek sneakers, worn-in black pants and a playful beanie. Start with your favorite pair of black jeans and pair them with a neutral turtleneck sweater and a flowy plaid jacket. Turtlenecks are tailgating game changers when you want a minimal look because they protect your neck like a scarf without the added bulk. Finish the look with sharp white sneakers and a cute beanie in your team's color.
While all of these looks are neutral, keep in mind that you can add a pop of color wherever you like! Instead of a varsity jacket, wear a sweatshirt with your team's logo on it. Or opt for a thermal long-sleeve shirt with your team's logo instead of a turtleneck sweater.
Would you try any of these tailgating looks? Do you have any tips for warm dressing? Let us know in the comments!