Here it is: my guide for dressing in theme for football games. Unlike basketball games (indoors, with a stable climate), football games can happen in any kind of weather—and we want to make sure you are having fun, not suffering from a heat stroke or frostbite!
Step 1: Keep tabs on the weather. Start watching the forecast up to a week in advance, and continue to check on the weather the day of the game. (There is usually a 50-50 chance the weather will change.)
Step 2: Find out the theme for that game. At my school we have a calendar of all the game dates and themes so the students can arrive in full spirit.
Step 3: Enjoy your fellow fans. The joy of themed football games is that there will almost always be someone dressed in a more extreme outfit than you.
For colder games, I suggest layering a long-sleeve T-shirt under a short-sleeve T-shirt, then wear a sweatshirt, vest, jacket and so on. When layering, you want to do lots of thin layers so you don’t get that “chunky” look. Here is a FBF (Flashback Friday) picture of some friends and I in our junior year. As you can tell it was a Pink Out and we just wore whatever warm, pink things we could find.
For warmer games, wear running shorts that are in theme paired with a plain T-shirt. That’s always a good g-to for those super hot and sweaty nights. (Especially if you have hundreds of people surrounding you with their body heat!)
Here are some outfits I have worn for themed games:
Articles of Society ‘Halley’ Jean | Converse High Tops | BP. Ballet Tank
STS Blue Cargo Pant | Converse High Tops | BP. V-Neck Tee
BP. Scoop Neck Tee | BP. Undercover ‘Skinni Mini’ Sweatpants | Nike ‘Air Pegasus 31′
Remember, football games are very casual. This is not the place to dress to the nines and look super fab. Simplicity is key and will always look cute. Have fun with your outfit!