Travel Gear Spotting: What You Need to Make Football Games More Chic

Written by emilyc

It’s time for fall football, and you know what that means: people like me are going to be spending a lot more time on Pinterest. Well, normally that would be the case, except I accidentally went to the Bucs vs. Giants game this past Sunday. I was excited partly because I thought this could finally be the year that I begin to understand the game, and partly because I wanted to relive my crushed dreams of becoming a Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleader.

Did I end up getting into the game? No. Did I relive my crushed dreams? No – I would have probably become a teen mom if I made the Bucs cheerleading team. Did I have fun? Oh yes, and it’s all because I took necessary precautions to make the event extra fashion-forward. Here is what you need if you’d like to do the same:

A chic friend. I brought my roommate. Neither he nor I know anything about football. I recall him asking at one point if “quarter-time is a thing?”

An outfit that is the antithesis of a jersey. I, for example, wore leather pants and a bold burgundy lipstick, and my roommate wore a tailored pink and white striped oxford. Yes, many, many, many, many, many comments were made/insults shouted.

A drink that is exponentially prettier and better tasting than beer. One of my top priorities before the game was chilling cans of Kahlua Iced Coffee. I’d rather be seen holding a sleek, tastefully colored can of Kahlua than a huge, unsightly Bud Light any day. Not to mention the fact that it was absolutely delicious coffee/alcohol perfection.

May your tailgating be chic from now on.

So much prettier than beer

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Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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