Football games are the best time to show team spirit and spend time with your friends and family. And while you can wear practically anything to a football game, odds are you’ll have the best experience if you dress for the occasion. No, that doesn’t call for an overly stuffy or formal ensemble--but it does mean you should consider your clothing choices a little more carefully than what you wear on a lazy Sunday at home. Let’s break down what to wear to a football game.
Shorts and a T-Shirt
You can’t go wrong with this football staple: a pair of colorful shorts and a T-shirt! Shorts and T-shirts are great options for going to any ballgame (provided the weather is appropriate for them). They are comfortable, come in a wide range of colors and styles, and fit practically any aesthetic. If you want, you can even set up an outfit that emulates your team’s colors.
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And if the weather is fairly hot during your football game, comfortable windjammer shorts are also available in several colors and patterns.
You may wish to support your team more directly by wearing a jersey that has your favorite player's number on the back or that is simply in your team's colors. Wearing a jersey or other official team-oriented apparel is a great way to go to a football game and declare your allegiance, particularly if you are attending an away game and have to hold the line for your side! Pair your team jersey with moisture-wicking shorts and you’ll be comfortable and ready for action at your next football game.
Jeans + Long-Sleeves + Hoodie
The majority of football season takes place during the coldest months of the year. Therefore, you might be comfier if you slip on some jeans, a long-sleeve shirt, and a good hoodie. The same principles described above apply here. Try to pick a long-sleeve shirt and/or hoodie in colors that go with your team. If you have a bit of extra cash to spend, pick up a hoodie with your team's logo or favorite player's name on the front. It's the same as wearing a jersey but a little better for cooler weather.
Flannels Are Your Friends
Layers are ideal when viewing any football game. You might get hot sitting in the sun, then get cold as the football game progresses and your seat becomes shrouded in shade. If you wear a colorful flannel, you can layer up when needed or take the flannel off if it’s a little too hot for comfort. It’s much smarter than wearing a thick jacket or shirt you can’t take off without causing a commotion in your seat!
Don’t Forget Accessories
Certain accessories might also be great for attending a football game. For example, you can wear a leather watch or a watch with a timer if you want to keep track of the length of individual plays. Good shoes, such as sneakers, are also essential. Don’t slack on footwear; you won’t want your feet to ache if you have to stand in line for a while. Wrap everything up with a good cap or hat to protect your eyes and keep your head warm and you’ll be good to go!
At the end of the day, wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and supportive of your team. Remember, when you’re wearing the right clothes, it makes everything better. For more style inspiration, check out the Vintage 1946 fall collection.