School is back in session, football season has officially started, and your school spirit is in full swing. You know what that means: planning your tailgate outfits! Game day means showing your school spirit while looking cute, trendy, and stylish in your team’s colors. This nationwide movement has inspired college students all over to dress up in their favorite outfits while showing off their love for their school.

Cheerleader skirts are a game day essential. Not only are they comfortable for the NOLA weather at this time of year, but they can be perfectly paired with any crop top, tube top, or t-shirt. This piece is a clear indication of your love for your team as you literally will be cheering them on in this look!

While a classic logo tee is great, stand out next tailgate with a flattering tube top. This piece seems to be all the rage at the moment as this trend is everywhere. This is perfect for showing a little skin while also being able to cheer your team on in the stands. This piece can be effortlessly worn with a skirt, shorts, or jeans.

Yes, custom hair ties, chokers, and headbands—and most other accessories—exist in your school’s colors. Wristwords is a Los Angeles based company that customizes a trendy staple piece in your wardrobe that can be paired with any outfit. A choker is perfect to go along with a tube top, while having the matching hair tie on your wrist. This is an amazing pop of your school’s color in your look.


Fun and spirited sneakers can add the perfect finishing touch to any look. A good pair of sneakers is crucial for a long day of tailgating. They can get dirty, while also going with any outfit that week. Game day sneakers show your spirit from head to toe!


Next time you’re tailgating on the quad or in the stands at Yulman, make sure to do it in style with some of these great game day pieces!

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About Danielle Schwartz

Danielle Schwartz is a sophomore Communications major from LA. In addition to writing about fashion for The Crescent, Danielle loves to enjoy hummus and do yoga.