Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Top 5 Football Fashion Faux Pas

We’ve focused on what to wear to football games but what about what not to wear? Nix these from your gameday wardrobe so you don’t look like a football fashion rookie.
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Stilettos or CFM Shoes
If you have A-list parking and suite tickets heels are fine because you won't be traipsing across concrete to get into the stadium. But if you're not a member of the 1%, don't wear hoochie shoes. You'll stumble, fall and look like you're trying too hard. Go with a wedge shoe or flats.

Tight Clothing 
If you can go to a game, avoid the fat-laden snacks and not drink, God bless you. If you are like the rest of us, don't look like a stuffed sausage on gameday. Wear clothes that are on the loose side. Think about it: you'll likely be drinking and eating food you'd never eat during the week. How did sausage balls become a tailgating staple? I digress. Gameday food, combined with tigght clothing is a fashion malfunction form of a split seam waiting to happen. Trust me. It's happened to yours truly. Don't wear a muumuu but err on the side of wearing something that allows you to breathe.

Drag Queen Makeup
Leave the spackle-like foundation and false lashes at home. When it's hot you'll sweat it off and have raccoon eyes from too much eye makeup. When it's cold, it just feels heavy. Apply your makeup with a light hand. Go with soft concealer (this is a pro makeup artist friend of mine's favorite) and tinted BB cream. Top it with mascara, subtle eye shadow, blush and longlasting lip gloss. Here are more secrets to long-lasting makeup

Kitchen Sink Handbags
Unless you're trying to smuggle booze into a game, a small crossbody bag is the way to go. You'll want to have your hands free to clap and hold your cocktail. A ginormous bag will get in the way. You also need to take into account that most college stadiums are adopting NFL-like purse policies, which means bigger-than-offensive-lineman-bags don't work.

Mini Skirts
If you do a 2-hour tailgate plus a 3-hour game and then drinks afterward, chances are you'll be more than delightfully tipsy. Schnockered and short skirts don't mix. It's a recipe for a Paris Hilton Flash The World moment that no one wants to see.

Your Turn
What's the worst thing you've seen someone wear at a football game? I could write a book on the fashion mistakes I've made and the ones I've seen. Share your missteps in the comments section. 

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