How to dress for a tailgate and still be stylish.
By Alissa Hicks

Maggie Scales is wearing: Top available at Chartreuse, $39; Shorts available at Chartreuse, $63; Sunglasses available at Macy’s Sunglass Hut, $175; Sandals available at Nordstrom, $195. Photos by Melissa Donald 

While this may be one of the hottest months of the year, fall is fast approaching. Before you know it, the leaves are changing, and, of course, football season will begin. Whether you bleed blue or are a Cards fan all the way, sometimes you just need a little help deciding what is appropriate tailgate attire and how to show your team spirit while still maintaining your stylish ways. Here are some tips to try this season!

Maggie is wearing: Tee available at Chartreuse, $28; Denim available at Nordstrom Rack, $80. Sunglasses available at Nordstrom Rack, $60. 

DO… Wear your team colors or mascot. Whether you’re yelling ‘C-A-T-S’ or cheering on the Cards, keep it simple in a tee or tank that shows your team pride. Don’t forget that denim is always a good staple with a mascot tee.

DON’T… Overdo the team spirit thing. Stick to one or two items showing your team loyalty. There is a fine line between spirited and tacky.

Maggie is wearing: Dress available at Chartreuse, $49; Sunglasses available at Express, $30; Sandals available at Nordstrom, $195. 

DO… Opt for just the team’s colors. It’s okay to not wear a shirt with a Kentucky Wildcat on it — wearing blue and white is perfectly acceptable. This is always a good option for those who like to keep it more stylish than spirited.

DON’T… Forget that weather in our state can be a little all over the place. Always make sure to layer up appropriately or take something for the rain.

Maggie is wearing: Dress available at Apricot Lane, $49; Sandals available at Nordstrom Rack, $60; Sunglasses available at Macy’s Sunglass Hut, $175.

DO… Wear a dress if that’s your thing. This is the South, after all, and we folks do tend to dress it up a little more for our sporting events. If you choose a dress, keep it within the team colors to show your spirit. Also, avoid heels; stick to sandals or flats.

Necklace available at Apricot Lane, $15; Bracelet available at Apricot Lane, $15.

DON’T… forget that you can show your team spirit with accessories as well.