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Let’s just say it like it is….some fans never make it to their stadium seats. Why? Because they are having too much fun tailgating! From game winning spreads to catching up with old friends, sometimes there’s more action in the parking lot than on the field.  

So let’s get started and talk about our hometown team, TCU….tailgate style! A purple puffer jacket matched with a purple and white striped sweater is definitely a score! And yes, you get extra points for purple sneakers! Are you a “classy frog”? Then you will want to add a strand of pearls to your purple vest/plaid shirt ensemble.  Go Frogs!!!

Did you know that SMU Mustang fans do not tailgate….they “boulevard”! We think a pony-print skirt is perfect for this winning tradition…don’t you agree?  We also agree a red and blue plaid off-the-shoulder top would look adorable on a SMU coed.  Without question, a fashion “first-down” is layering. One of our Pinterest board favorites shows a red puffer vest layered over a navy striped t-shirt and white cable-knit sweater.  Pony-on Mustang fans!

For those cool-ish game nights, a faux fur vest will take your style into overtime.  A black fur vest layered over a grey sweater worn with maroon jeans has “Aggie style” written all over it.  “Whoop!” Though not to be out-done, a soft white and brown fur vest layered over a burnt orange plaid shirt definitely says “Hook’em Horns!”  We love our Texas rivalries!


Are you a “tailgate trendsetter?” Then you will look football-fabulous in this season’s “it” trend….a plaid blazer.  To kick off your tailgate party, wear a plaid blazer over your team logo t-shirt. A Pinterest board favorite I plan to copy shows a black and red plaid blazer layered over a red logo sweatshirt.  And just so you know, I will be wearing an Arkansas Razorback long sleeve t-shirt under my plaid jacket. “Wooo to the Pig!!!”





Plaid wraps and shirts are always perfect for game day.  The plaid button-down poncho on our Pinterest board is definitely a winner.  We are crushing on two classy plaid wraps that are worthy of an upscale Baylor Bear tailgate party.  One is a green wrap worn over a black turtleneck with green jeans. The other is a gold plaid wrap complemented with a beautiful white blouse, jeans, and animal print heels.  “Sic ‘Em Bears.”

Have you ever been invited to a tailgate party and realized you don’t own anything in the team’s color?  Don’t worry because I have a fashion solution for you…wear camel. A camel vest worn over a white sweater and jeans is so classy!  A camel coat goes with everything and looks beyond amazing with a white sweater, jeans, and booties…and think about adding a scarf in the team color.  One thing I know for sure….a classic Burberry scarf will definitely make a statement….“Game over, y’all!”

Click pic for link to these genious tailgating tips!

So, now to the good stuff….could someone pass the pigs-in-the-blanket and football deviled eggs…please? Oh, and one more thing….I hope you have “a ball” at your tailgate party!

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected].   Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board here.