Game Day Tips for Any Classy Razorback
Game day attire is different for any Razorback fan. For some, a T-shirt and cargo shorts will suffice. For others, full body paint is a must. Although, there are a good portion of fans who will dress to impress with women in their finest cardinal red or black dresses, and men stepping right out of a Razorback-themed Eddie Bauer fall fashion magazine. Here are some tips on how to look both fashion-forward and practical for game day.
Stripes, animal print, tribal print and houndstooth are just a few patterns that can spice up any red ensemble. For an edgier look, try out adding black leather. Whether it’s leggings, a vest, a jacket or a purse, leather is sure to upgrade any outfit on game day.
“Mixing prints with red is going to be really big this year rather than combining the usual red, black, and white,” said UA senior Lauren Peterson, a Belle Boutique sales associate.
Dress up a maxi dress or skirt by styling your hair in a high-polished bun or for a more bohemian feel, try a low bun. For a more laid-back look, dark or white-washed denim button-ups are great when worn as a blazer and paired with crochet or lace shorts/skirts.
DIY embellishments or clunky jewelry are easy ways to dress up simple outfits.
There are always those girls who claim they “have nothing red to wear” but adding red lipstick and a temporary hog tattoo to a black and white outfit is the perfect fix. To kick it up a notch, try add some red flair to your nails.
Studded loafer-style flats and bold lace up oxfords are an ideal choice when paired with rolled up pants while providing needed comfort in the stands. By simply trading in your wedges for heeled boots, you can make your dress look like a whole new outfit.
“Girls dress up in trendy outfits more now than the everyday simple red dress. You will see all sorts of different outfits on game day” said sophomore Nikki Monroe.
As far as guys go, any little thing that can set you apart from the fan in the seat next to you is worth wearing. A complete wardrobe change isn’t necessary, but try adding a little character to your own personal style.
The best way to accomplish this is by sporting unique shoes, accessories, color, and patterns to stand out from the crowd.
Change up basic athletic shoes with bold lace-up sneakers for a more tasteful yet laid-back look. Leather moccasins can serve as a replacement for worn-out Sperrys and give off a more polished and classy vibe.
For guys who prefer more sartorial type shoes, such as Mark McNairy for Pro-Keds, socks can make all the difference. A pop of color and pattern from socks is an easy thing to do for men’s fashion and they are a great way to showcase your personality.
Cowboy boots may be trending across the nation right now, but they always have and forever will be fashionable at Razorback Football games. Southern pride is not something to neglect when reevaluating your style.
Ralph Lauren button down polos will always be a classic staple of male Razorback fans, but this year add a twist to it.
“Wearing a tie or bow tie with casual jeans is always fun” said Katy Robbins, a New York fashion stylist.
If you’re a t-shirt kind of guy when it comes to games, try an athletic, short-sleeve razorback polo instead. As much as girls hate to admit it, guys have been ahead of the game when it comes to wearing bold patterns at the UA.
Hog printed pants and shorts are a common yet classic style at Razorback games. Red jeans are another option to pump up the spirit while tailgating and may win you some fans of your own.
Some eye-catching accessories include Timex eighties inspired wrist watches, Flud Big Ben wood watches, retro sunglasses, classic croakies and bold hats such as five panels and beanies. Colors and patterns are what make or break these items. Always choose whatever best suits your personality. It’s okay to wear something outside of your everyday fashion zone.
Start this season by taking more chances, bigger risks and pushing the limits of college fashion. It’s time to let your personality and Razorback spirit “hog” the spotlight.