Y’all know by now that I love to put together my gameday outfits, but what I wear each game is a little different than the average fan. Obviously, I work with a purple and gold palette like all Tiger fans, but I am a little more dressed up since I am working at each game. I grew up going to LSU football games and watched from the stands for years, so I still have a good idea of the necessities you need for a cool and comfortable gameday look. Here are my five main things that you need to create the perfect gameday outfit.
1. CLEAR BAG
There’s no official gameday dress code, but if you go to an LSU Athletics event, then you have to Geaux Clear. The university instituted its clear bag policy a few years ago and it’s enforced at each football game. All NFL stadiums and many other college stadiums have similar clear bag rules, so make sure you check before going to an event. This also includes other non-sporting events held at each stadium.
I love this bag by Geaux Clear Collection, because it looks great on gameday and can also be worn with an outfit Monday – Friday. (I also like this style.) The gold pouch inside of the clear bag is removable, which is an added bonus. The owner of Geaux Clear Co. is also an LSU grad and clearly knows the ins and outs of a good gameday outfit! (See how I styled another Geaux Clear bag here!)
2. COOL OUTFIT
This means cool weather-wise and cool in style. LSU ladies, as well as most other SEC glas, don’t just wear a plain ole’ t-shirt for gameday, but actually put together cute outfits that represent the Tigers. The majority of our games are played in pretty hot temperatures, so lighter fabric options are essential. I kept reading rave reviews about these shorts, and I love them for those hot Louisiana days! Graphic tees (like these by SFT) are cute and comfy for all-day wear, and flowy tanks and blouses are also good choices.
3. COMFY SHOES
There is a lot of walking on gameday, so it is oh-so important to wear shoes that are comfortable for a full day of activity. The game might not kickoff until after the sun sets, but LSU fans get to campus way before then. I prefer closed toe shoes on gameday, because walking from tailgate to tailgate and then sitting in the stands (and then possibly going out after the game) can get a little dirty. Also, don’t wear any shoes that you would be upset if they got messed up.
You will be on campus from morning to night, and you do not want to be stranded without a pair of sunglasses. They are a crucial part to any gameday outfit. I buy a new pair of Ray-Bans each year, and this pair is easily my favorite right now. I think the style is universally flattering on everyone. I always feel more comfortable with a big pair of sunglasses on!
5. GAMEDAY ACCESSORIES
You have the perfect outfit with your clear bag, your shades on, comfy shoes picked out and now it’s time to accessorize in your team’s colors! Purple and gold are the geaux-to colors around here, but I get that they aren’t every fan’s favorite. Kendra Scott now has a full gameday collection filled with perfect colors to represent your university or pro team. My jewelry box is packed with multiple shades of purple, gold and yellow, but Kendra Scott has narrowed down the exact LSU purple and yellow to wear on gamedays. This is, in fact, a big deal.
If you are looking for items to put together your own gameday outfits for football season, check out my LSU GAMEDAY SHOPPING GUIDE to see where you can find many of the things I wear on the sidelines plus links to my favorite places to purchase pieces for gameday. I also have my ULTIMATE GUIDE TO LSU GAMEDAY to help you get ready for all things LSU Football gameday.
What is your must-have piece to complete your perfect gameday outfit? My closet still has a little space left in my purple and gold section, so I would love to hear!