From the Desk to the Stands 27

Perfect Outfits to Transition from the Office to the Stadium

It’s fall, y’all, but more importantly, it’s tailgating season with our favorite football teams! Whether you are an SEC college fan—ahem, Roll Tide—or your team spirit hangs with the Titans, dressing for the main event can feel repetitive when outfitting your game day attire.

While it’s acceptable to throw on your favorite player’s jersey every weekend, it’s not a very versatile piece of clothing that can be worn in other areas of your life. If you are wearing your jerseys and team championship tees to the office, we need to talk. Keep those gems for backyard barbecues and show your team spirit in other ways without being so literal.

So what else can you wear?

Depending on which stadium you frequent, the dress code can vary from college coed to the die-hard alumni with season tickets. Just think outside the box and start with your team colors as a guide.

Since I can’t outfit every college team in the bordering states, I picked a few to get you started. And, to not slight my Ole Miss Rebels friends, you people hang chandeliers from your tents, so my fashion advice is probably not really needed.

Tennessee and Auburn Fans

Orange is not everyone’s best color, but this orange and white buffalo check from Draper James can be worn multiple ways outside of game day.  Wear into fall layered under a boyfriend cardigan in camel or an olive colored utility jacket for non game day outings.


Draper James Spirit Cloister Top, $150,

Gap Mid Rise True Skinny Ankle Jeans, $70,

Nordstrom Genuine Calf Hair Leopard Print Clutch, $99,

Vince Camuto Lavette Perforated Peep Toe Bootie, $90,

J.Crew Sequin Drop Earrings, $58,


Draper James Spirit Cloister Top, $150,

Madewell 9″ High-Rise Skinny Jeans, $135,

Kendra Scott Rayne Stone Tassel Pendant Necklace, $80,

Topshop Floral Embroidered Faux Leather Clutch, $48,

Steve Madden Irenee Ankle Strap Sandal, $80,

Georgia and Alabama Fans

Gingham is out in full force and has quickly become a wardrobe classic. Use the print as your statement piece and pop in team colors with accessories such as statement earrings or a handbag.


Madewell Gingham Lace-Up Bell-Sleeve Top, $65,

Gap Mid Rise True Skinny Ankle Jeans, $70,

BP Foldover Crossbody Bag, $39,

Sam Edelman Petty Ankle Bootie, $120,

BaubleBar Mariela Hoop Earrings, $42,


Madewell Gingham Lace-Up Bell-Sleeve Top, $65,

Madewell Roadtripper Jeans, $98,

Sam Edelman Corra Bootie, $160,

Kate Spade Carter Street Berrin $278,

Stella & Dot Gita Tassel Earrings, $39,

Vanderbilt Fans

Vandy fans get the gold star for easiest team colors. Who doesn’t love to wear all black? Mix up your team spirit with a floral print like this blouse from Madewell. There are so many outfit options—outside of Vanderbilt Stadium—with this one!

Madewell Silk Button-Back Tee, $95,

Madewell Roadtripper Jeans, $98,

Gap 1969 Denim Jacket, $69.95,

Sam Edelman Petty Ankle Bootie, $120,

BaubleBar Criselda Ball Drop Earrings, $48,

Titans Fans

Add a pop of red to your shades of blue and enjoy the casual style of professional football. Sneakers and boyfriend jeans are fan favorites for a Sunday afternoon of family fun.

J.Crew Ribbed Bell-Sleeve Top, $32.50,

Gap Mid Rise Best Girlfriend Jeans, $69.95,

Adidas Superstar Athletic Shoes, $79.95,

Sole Society Michelle Faux Leather Crossbody Bag, $49.95,

BaubleBar Sandbar Drops, $38,