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5 Necessities for the Cutest Game Day Look

Tailgate season is officially in full swing, and that can only mean one thing: new clothes. Ask any student the favorite part of their week, and I’m sure most – if not all – will tell you the same thing: game day. One of the perks of going to a Big 10 school is that everyone fully commits to spending the day with their friends, cheering on their favorite team. With the growing trend of finding the cutest tailgate clothes, there are now many different places and websites to shop for your favorite pieces. Or, if you’re the more creative type you can use these ideas to design your own personal look! That being said, I’m here to help you rep the Terps in the trendiest ways possible!


Fun Skirts

Fun skirts are a great way to spice up your outfit, and they look great with a simple t-shirt or tube top. There are so many different options to choose from and a red or yellow pick can add a great pop of color to your look. Places like Forever 21, Amazon and other custom apparel shops are great places to look for these items.


Custom Denim Jackets

In the past year or so, denim jackets have become all the rage! They’re super trendy and will help keep you warm in the late-season games. You can spice up your look by ordering a custom-designed jacket online, or go the DIY route and thrift a jacket to customize it yourself!


Tube Tops


Tube tops are pretty much a game day staple in College Park. They’re the perfect answer to any game day look, and they go with just about anything. It’s super easy to pair these tops with a cute pair of overalls, skirt, or shorts to immediately have an “insta-worthy” outfit!


Oversized Jerseys and T-shirts

Everyone knows that game days equal long days, so in all honesty, comfort is key. Throwing on an oversized jersey or t-shirt is the perfect way to show some spirit without being uncomfortable. There’s nothing worse than being out and constantly adjusting your outfit, so these simple looks are the perfect answer to long tailgate days! Pairing oversized jerseys and T-shirts with Converse or Adidas and a fun pair of Maryland flag socks combines to give you that cute and sporty game day look!


Funky Sunglasses

Another look that has been everywhere this tailgate season is sunglasses. Now, these glasses aren’t just your average Ray-Ban aviators. This tailgate season we’re talking tiny frames, heart-eyes and candy colors! Taking a new spin on a game day necessity, sunglasses in different shapes, sizes and colors can add an edge to your look, bringing it to the next level. Seeing as that these glasses are relatively inexpensive, adding them to a tailgate outfit is the best way to complete your look and can become a fun prop when taking pictures!

One of the biggest keys to a successful game day is the perfect tailgate outfit, so happy shopping ladies!

Jen Mandato

Maryland '21

Hi everyone, my name's Jen and I'm a sophomore at the University of Maryland! I'm double majoring in Multi-Platform Journalism and Government & Politics and hope to one day be a political news reporter! In my free time, I can typically be found bragging about Jersey bagels and pizza, watching the New York Yankees, or getting involved on campus with my sorority, Alpha Phi!
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