5 Ways to Step Up Your Gameday Fashion

Everybody loves a good game day, but only if you’re prepared. It can be stressful to come up with outfits week after week, especially with the changing weather. I’ve compiled a list of the best and trendiest outfits for game days with different options for different climates. 


  1. 1. Shoes

    Game days seem to last an eternity. Whether you never make it past the tailgate, or you’re always at Camp Randall for kickoff, you’re going to be on your feet for awhile. Tennis shoes are key for a good “Jump Around” experience. Nike Air Force 1s are extremely popular right now, a pop of red goes a long way. Some simple red Converse or a pair of red Adidas can be an affordable option. 

  2. 2. Skirt

    Here in Wisconsin, game days are a lot more casual than in the South, but throwing on a skirt can make your outfit a little fancier. The University Book Store sells a few different options, but the form fitting red cheer skirt seems to be on the rise this year. If you’ve already spent enough on game day outfits this year, a simple jean skirt makes for a classic look. You can even add Wisconsin iron-on patches for some added school spirit. 

  3. 3. Pants

    With cold games approaching, it’s important to be prepared for whatever weather is coming our way. A pair of ripped jeans is an easy option and can be paired with red fishnets underneath. If you’re looking to spice things up, a pair of red leggings will ensure you stand out. Although we all love a nice pair of lululemon leggings, it’s tough to spend $100 on something you might only wear to a few games. I recommend looking into Fabletics or Amazon. They both offer flattering, inexpensive options.

  4. 4. Tops

    Whether it’s 90 degrees and sunny, or below freezing and snowing, everyone wants to show off their Badger pride. For the warm game days, a simple t-shirt cut into a cropped or halter top can make a look. If you’re not good with scissors, there are tons of accounts on Instagram that make and sell crafty Wisconsin tanks and t-shirts. The cold games come up quickly in Wisconsin and dressing up for games gets tougher. Cropping old sweatshirts or even sporting an oversized crew neck keeps you comfy and warm. Some of the best sweatshirts are the retro ones, which can be hard to find. A trip to your local thrift store or a quick search on Poshmark can give you endless options. 

  5. 5. Accessories

    When it comes to accessories, you can have a little fun. A red bow or ribbon dresses up a ponytail perfectly. Based on which you prefer, a temporary tattoo or a face sticker adds some extra school spirit. If you are willing to spend a little more, a Kendra Scott Necklace with a red stone makes for a classy look, but red plastic beads work too. Glitter is always fun and can be applied using hairspray or vaseline. Endless options of red sunglasses can be found on Amazon. 

With how this season has started, you’re not going to want to miss the rest of it. Game day outfits are getting better every season, and  it’s easy to keep up with lots of different affordable options. Stay warm Badgers!