This Saturday marks the first Ole Miss home game of the season! I am so excited and I wanted to share some game day tips and pictures to help you get ready for Saturdays in the South!
If you are totally unfamiliar with southern college football games, let me fill you in. Basically everyone gets all dressed up (I'm talking dresses, and wedges) to tailgate for football games. At Ole Miss we tailgate in The Grove before the game and then walk over to the stadium. It's a huge deal and since parking is not allowed on campus on game days, people set up super elaborate tents (some even have chandeliers) and the grove gets packed with people.
What you need for gamedays:
Outfits- Basically dresses are the most popular thing for girls to wear, but some people wear skirts, and when it gets colder, dark jeans and sweaters! There are assigned colors for specific games so we have "red" games and "blue" games. You don't have to follow the color obviously but its fun to coordinate with everyone! Most of my dresses are sleeveless so I always have a few neutral cardigans and jackets that could go over any of them because you never know what kind of weather you will get. I also have a few different color vests that are good over dresses and sweaters! I usually wear statement jewelry and stick with pretty simple dresses. I also recently purchased a nice red coat to wear for cold games, a lot of people wear dress coats in red or blue once it gets cold!
Shoes- Wedges are really popular, but it can be a pain to wear them all day for walking around and then standing during the game. Flat sandals are also good to wear for warm games! I wore boots to almost every game. I have a pair of red cowboy boots that I wore a lot but I wore riding boots sometimes too. When it gets cold you will probably want boots because they will keep your feet warm!
Accessories- A cross body bag is a must for game day. You just need enough room to carry your phone, your student ID, and maybe a portable phone charger! A lot of people also wear "game day buttons" showing your support for your team! I usually wear buttons with my sorority on them! A lot of girls wear these face stickers (they also have tattoos but the stickers are easier to take off) that say the name of your school too, that are so cute!