I purchase quite a bit of purple and gold clothes and accessories throughout the year getting ready for the football season. A lot of times I already have a game in mind for when I am going to wear one item over another. I found a perfect purple dress in August and knew it was going to be my Bama outfit in November. I also scooped up the cutest gold sweater in September that is going to be either my gameday or travel outfit for the upcoming Tennessee game. It might not seem like it, but there is a science (haha) to picking out a successful gameday outfit.
We are eight games into the season, but I still have four more to dress for this year! This is what goes on in my mind when I choose what I am going to wear on the sidelines each week.
Top: J. Crew | Pants: Splendid | Shoes: Dolce Vita (old – similar here and here) | Purse: Henri Bendel | Watch: Apple | Ring: Kendra Scott | Nail polish: Lincoln Park After Dark
This is the number one factor when it comes to picking out what I am going to wear on gameday. I start looking at the weather for Baton Rouge or an away game about a week prior to the game to get an idea of what it will be like. The expected weather determines what type of shoes I wear (tennis shoes are a good bet for rainy conditions) or if I need a jacket or a raincoat. If it is going to rain, I am not going to wear my favorite outfit, and if it is scorching in the middle of October (hello, Auburn game), then a turtleneck isn’t a great option. Weather really determines where I start with any outfit.
HOME VS AWAY
For home games I always work recruiting and do a post-game interview with Coach O. I could also end up doing multiple pre-game interviews on the sidelines depending on who is in town for the game. Since I have on-camera obligations, I want to make sure I wear something that I really like. On away games, I do not have any interviews, so it might sound silly, but I don’t want to waste a good outfit if I’m not on camera.
DAY GAME VS NIGHT GAME
This pretty much goes hand-in-hand with weather. I am at the stadium or on an away trip for a lot more time for a night game rather than a day game. Also, day games in September and October are H-O-T, so I have to dress appropriately so I don’t get a heat stroke.
SEC VS NON-CONFERENCE
I know it comes off a little snobby, but I save my favorite sideline outfits for SEC games. This might sound utterly ridiculous unless you are an SEC football fan – then you understand. SEC games are the biggest matchups of the season so dress accordingly.
The easiest way I go comfy on a gameday is wearing my tennis shoes with dresses or black pants. On away games I wear my gameday outfit from the time we bus to the stadium (three hours prior to kickoff) all the way until we arrive home in Baton Rouge after the game. It’s literally planes, trains (well, busses in this case) and automobiles. Tennis shoes or booties are the best footwear options to go to stay comfy for all of that time. The same goes for spending from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. in Tiger Stadium for home games. This is why I wear my Pixie pants from J. Crew so much. There is no pair of pants that I feel more comfortable in and they go with everything. I will wear them 7/12 games each season. No shame in that game.
Below is all of my sideline style for the month of October, and you can find my sideline style from September here! I have four more gameday outfits to geaux this season + a bowl game, so let me know if there is anything you can’t live without on LSU gameday!
Here are my other Sideline Style posts from this season:
Sideline Style | September – Sideline Style | November
LSU VS TROY
Top: Fifteen Twenty (from NK Boutique in Baton Rouge, La.) | Pants: J. Crew | Shoes: Nike iD | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Cuff: LSU | Earrings: Baublebar | Watch: Apple | Cable bracelets: David Yurman | Purse: Louis Vuitton