Getting Game-Day Ready

getting game day ready, game day fashion, college football, homegating inspiration, Chicago fashion blogger

getting game day ready, game day fashion, college football, homegating inspiration, Chicago fashion blogger
getting game day ready, game day fashion, college football, homegating inspiration, Chicago fashion blogger
Holy moly friends, can you believe college game day is here! This is such a bittersweet moment as the start of college football means the end of summer. The only thing helping me through summer withdrawals is game day weekends! Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh cut grass, leather and BBQ on a Saturday morning?!? I love cozying up with a blanket on my couch and starting my Saturday with Game Day on ESPN. Anyone else always require a box of tissues for some of their inspirational stories?

Today’s post is all about getting game day ready for this weekends festivities! Here are five tips in prepping you for this seasons kick-off! Roll tide!getting game day ready, game day fashion, college football, homegating inspiration, Chicago fashion blogger

getting game day ready, game day fashion, college football, homegating inspiration, Chicago fashion blogger
getting game day ready, game day fashion, college football, homegating inspiration, Chicago fashion blogger
KNOW YOUR TEAM

Do you homework on your teams schedule this season! You can find this information on your schools website or it all lives on ESPN.com. Know when your team is playing home or away, or even when they are paired up against their rival. You can plan your game day festivities and tailgates around these days. It’s always a good excuse to throw a themed party right?

GAME DAY FASHION

Get your game day fashion in check! I love finding new and unique places to shop for game day tees / sweaters / dresses. It’s fun to think outside the box and incorporate game day fashion in to your everyday – game day tees are such a great closet staple and can be worn during any season! I love dressing up my game day look and styling it for a girls night out or for a day of errands – your team pride doesn’t live within the four walls of the stadium! Here are some of my favorite game day go-tos for fashion –

Homage – Vintage tees

Hillflint – Vintage sweaters

Express – Generic game day fashion

The Home T – Vintage tees

Etsy – There are a ton of vendors that repurpose vintage pieces they are fun and unique! Shop my favorites here:

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FIND A PUB NEAR YOU

When I first moved back to Chicago from West Virginia, I was in dire need of finding some local WVU fans. The only problem was I didn’t know any! I signed up to be a part of the alumni group so that I could be in the know of meetings and game viewings, but if I couldn’t attend an event I needed a plan B. Chicago has an ungodly amount of bars so I was bound to find a West Virginia one yet – this website is a GREAT resource to find a great bar that supports your school / team!

HOMEGATING

If you like hosting, like me, create the game day experience in your home! Homegating is the best the way to bring game day and tailgating to your guests within the comfort of your own. There are so many fun ways to incorporate your game day style and pride in to your homegating. Get creative with fun and quirky recipes (local to the college town – for me it’s a pepperoni roll), decorate the table with football or school themed items and play games during time-outs! There are so many fun things you can do as a host to keep your guests engage so they feel like that they are at the actual game!

Check out my Tailgating Pinterest board here for some inspiration! For more game day inspiration check out my page here – I also have some tasty gridiron eats recipes too!

 

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