Game Day Looks to Make You Stand Up and Cheer!

Empty Nest Blessed by Suzy Mighell
woman over 50 dressed in baylor bears sweater and white shorts with yellow sneakers on

Every Saturday morning in the fall, our family group text starts this way: “Get up: it’s game day!” If you’ve been hanging around here for a while now, you know we’re huge college football fans in our family. My son even writes regularly for Solid Verbal, a college football podcast, and website. College football season is right around the corner, and we’ve been counting down the days for months!

I don’t know about you, but when I go to a game, I totally check out everyone’s game day looks! I think it’s so fun to see how creative people are! Today, I’m sharing my favorite sources for game day outfits, stadium-approved handbags, and even jewelry! If you see something you like, click through, because it probably comes in your school colors too!

As always, click any of the pink text links or images for more information.

Game Day Looks: Clothing

When it comes to clothing on game day, there are really three types of looks! Right?

  1. CUTE & CASUAL – Think functional and practical outfits are for the sports fan who wants to look stylish and feel comfortable at the big game. I live in Texas so the weather during the season can be all over the place! Look for outfits that would be great for going up and down stadium stairs (the “fashion runway” at a game!), sweating in the stands, or carrying an armful of concession stand food back to your seats!
  2. BRANDED APPAREL – Branded apparel, while not quite as creative as something cute & casual, is always a safe bet for game day!
  3. THE SUITE LIFE – If you’re a fan who gets a *suite* view of the big game, my advice is to nix the logo attire, unless it’s very subtle! For a classier look, go for a cute & casual dress, up your shoe game, and carry a nice handbag. (See below for more!)

Best Sources for Game Day Looks

No matter where you went to school or what team you’re cheering for, these brands have got you covered! I’m sharing my favorite sources for game day looks! Click through on my links to head right to their game day shops!

Avara

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BAYLOR BEARS Sweater | OKLAHOMA SOONERS Sweater | TCU HORNED FROGS Sweater | TEXAS LONGHORNS Sweater | TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS Sweater | TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS Sweater | SMU MUSTANGS Sweater | ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE Sweater | ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS Sweater | OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS Sweater | TEXAS A&M AGGIES Sweater

Without a doubt this year, my favorite spot to shop for Game Day looks is Avara! I’m an Avara Ambassador, which means you can always take 15% off (sitewide) at Avara BUT in order to get the discount, you must click through on one of my links AND use promo code SUZY15!

How darling are these game day sweaters? They are a somewhat cropped length, making them perfect with currently-trendy high-waisted jeans or shorts!

woman over 50 dressed in baylor bears sweater and white shorts with yellow sneakers on

Avara BAYLOR BEARS Sweater (Use code SUZY15 for 15% off) | Avara Anette Shorts (Use code SUZY15 for 15% off) | Suede Sneakers (Other colors available.) | Kate Spade Green Huggie Earrings

woman over 50 wearing avara Bridgette Dress and blue sandals
This dress would be perfect for Auburn alums!

Avara Bridgette Dress (Use SUZY15 for 15% off) | Blue Suede Slide Sandals (50% off) | Pearl Drop Earrings | Pearl Apple Watch Band

Avara doesn’t just carry game day sweaters, though! They carry a whole bunch of other perfect-for-game-day dresses, tops, jewelry, and more! Click HERE to browse Avara’s Game Day Shop! (And remember that you can use SUZY15 for 15% off your entire Avara order.)

Marley Lilly

Marley Lilly has a wide variety of cute looks from a wide range of universities! Start HERE, find your school, and click through on your school’s logo to see the game day selection.

Amazon

Amazon carries lots of cute & casual dress options. Start HERE and use the filters on the left side of the screen to filter by color, style, etc. I just ordered THIS dress that comes in a bunch of school colors!

Looking for game day tops you can wear with jeans or shorts? Amazon is great for that too! I recently snagged THIS ruffle sleeveless top in 3 colors for everyday wear as well as game day attire!

woman wearing ruffle sleeveless top in white standing near a car

Ruffle Sleeveless Top (Click through HERE for color options.)

To check out other tops on Amazon, start HERE and use the filters on the left side of the screen to filter by color, style, etc.

Amazon also carries a lot of branded apparel! Start HERE, and put in the name of your team or university.

OTHER SPOTS

As you shop around at your favorite brands, be sure to keep an eye out for tops that will work for your team! I just bought THIS woven ruffle top at Anthropologie. It comes in several other colors too.

PETER MILLAR

If you’re looking for a classy place to find the good stuff for your man, check out Peter Millar, for a wide selection of schools! We’re talking great-looking polos, quarter-zip pullovers, and more. Start HERE to find your school.

FANATICS

When it comes to branded apparel and fan gear for any sport, this is our family’s favorite place to shop! They carry SO many universities – even the smaller ones! Start HERE and see if they carry gear for your alma mater! Their selection is amazing!

ACADEMY

A great spot for NCAA branded apparel and fan gear. They’ve also got lots of tailgating gear! Start HERE and filter in the left sidebar for your team.

Game Day Looks: Handbags

Clear, stadium-approved bags are everywhere now, and you can find them in all styles and price ranges. Before you shop, check the specific rules and regulations at your stadium. These can vary widely!
Suzy’s Pro Tip: Some of the cheap bags look really cheap! (Which may or may not matter to you!) The chain can be a dead giveaway.

AVARAAvara’s stadium-approved crossbody bags are unique! You’ll love the trim in your school’s colors and the fun printed straps on each bag! Check them out HERE. (I sound like a broken record, but I don’t want you to miss out! Remember to use code SUZY15 for 15% off your entire Avara order!

HAMMITT – It can be challenging to make a clear, plastic handbag look chic, but Hammitt does it! Check out their clear bags HERE.

KELLY WYNNE – My favorite spot for gorgeous, high-quality stadium-approved bags! (I carry an older version of this one to all Baylor games!) They’ve got a cute clear wristlet, clear crossbody bags, and a pretty tote.

AMAZON – There is a good selection of clear bags Amazon. Start HERE. You might want to consider ordering a couple and returning the ones that don’t meet your standards.

MARLEY LILLY – If you’re looking for a monogrammed bag, check out THIS crossbody bag and THIS wristlet at Marley Lilly. They both come in neutral gold, and would be so cute monogrammed in your school colors either with your initials, or the initials of your school! (Monogramming is FREE.)

Here are some of my favorite clear handbags to consider:

Game Day Looks: Jewelry

The great thing about game day jewelry is that, even if you’re usually pretty conservative on the jewelry front, you can go a little crazy, and step outside the box a little (or a lot!). My very favorite places to shop for Game Day jewelry are and

AVARA

YEP! Avara to the rescue again! You’ll love their game day earrings! They’re big, bold, and well, a little extra! (As game day earrings should be!) Click HERE to see if they carry your school! (SUZY15 for 15% off!)

ETSY

If you’re looking for some fun earrings for just about ANY team, start HERE. if you just want to see what is available in terms of all accessories for your university, start HERE and put in your school or team name. You’ll be amazed at what you find! Try getting creative by going HERE and putting in your universities name along with something specific, like “flip flops” or “Christmas ornaments.” There’s so much goodness!

KENDRA SCOTT

If you’re looking to go classy — or custom with your game day jewelry, you’ll want to check out the Game Day collection at Kendra Scott! We’re talking necklaces, bracelets, and earrings — all customizable to help you show your school spirit in a beautiful way! Start HERE and get designing!

If you have other good sources for game day looks, I’d love to know about them! Leave me a comment and give me the scoop, okay?

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  1. Great post, Suzy! I previously purchased those game day sweaters for my Bear and Razorback daughters and they loved them. Also, I did not know Peter Millar made university clothing. I just love their quality. Now if everyone would make items for us Austin College Kangaroos…… Bring on Game Day!

    1. Cherie,

      Ohhhh, you might be out of luck on the Kangaroos! 😂 So sorry! I’m thrilled that you liked the Peter Millar -Bob loves the quality and it’s enough “off the beaten track” for men fashion-wise that you won’t see a million of the same shirts come game day!

      I’m so glad you liked the post!

      xoxo
      Suzy

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