College football has begun and while almost every school (with a decent team) will tell you their tailgating is the most extreme and that their fans have the most fun, it’s the Southern tradition that really makes me laugh.
I’ve heard stories of cocktail dresses, heels and pearls…worn to football games (not formals) and I didn’t believe it. I may not have questioned this, if we were talking about in the 1950s, but today? This weekend?
A friend of mine is an Ole Miss alum. Her school is playing Texas this weekend—(Years ago I was in Austin during a game. Yeehaw! Jean skirts & cowboy boots, that’s their tailgating uniform. It’s cute—made me want to be a blonde for a minute. I got a “Hook ‘Em” [horns] tee instead.)
Yesterday, we were talking about the upcoming game and well…just so you can believe it…here are some of her recent pics from an Ole Miss tailgate. That’s right, strip away the tented background and these southern belles could easily be at a dressy event. Maybe that’s the best way to go. Who knows where the night will take you, right? If it’s somewhere swanky, they’ll fit right in! (Unlike anything I ever wore to my college’s football games: jeans, kicks, MSU hoodie)
Let’s be honest, the football purse (a rarity!) takes the cake.
Speaking of stylish colleges, People StyleWatch magazine‘s Celebrity Stylist event is back again! This season we’re doing it with a twist: it’s on college campuses! I’ll be giving style consultations on how to dress for those college girl milestones (internships, job interviews, tailgating, date night and formals). The program is in partnership with Her Campus.
The University of Michigan’s event is this Monday the 16th from 12- 6 PM outside, in the Diag. Everything is free.
P.S. The magazine is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship giveaway! See you Monday!