It’s the season of Saturdays! Kids sports games in the morning and college football games in the evening! You might be going to your neighbor’s house to watch a game, a tailgate at your alma mater, or straight to the stadium. Anywhere you go, you want to be comfortable, cool, and ready to cheer on your team! Along with some stylish outfits, I have some great tips and tricks to help get you through your day!
We all have heard it, know it, and told others about it, but wear comfortable shoes! I always tell people that although shoes can make an outfit, it is rare that people are looking at them. Today the market is saturated with cute and comfortable sandals and sneakers that will keep you on your feet all day! If you want to wear heels, opt for a flat platform! This gives you the height that you want without the pressure put on the balls of your feet. Instead of boots, go for a sneaker! Lifestyle sneakers can also range in comfort, so make sure to break them in before you slip them on. There is nothing worse than missing out on a good time because your feet hurt.
Additionally, protect your feet! Game days consist of walking from uber drop-off locations to the stadium, bathroom, and food lines. Make sure you are wearing thick, sweat-absorbing socks. Game days are long, and you do not want to wake up with a massive blister the following day. I recommend Merino Wool hiking socks for boots or extra cushioned crew socks. Don’t forget to stick a band-aid or two in your purse!
If you are going to the stadium, do not forget to check their bag policy! It has been a while since we have been in person, and rules have changed. Many stadiums require clear bags, or if it is not clear, it needs to be smaller than the size of your hand.
Recently, there has been an adorable, beaded purse strap trend. They are customizable to the team you support! You can choose the mascot logo, chant, or print. Search college beaded purse straps into google, and they will pop up! If you are seeking a more neutral purse, try a small clutch. They are perfect for fitting a small sunscreen, ticket, Band-Aids, and your phone. When going to a game, remember that you do not need a tote bag as it will get in your way!
Clothing material, choose wisely
Your shirt or pants do not make the outfit if you have sweat stains. We have all been there and experienced having to keep your arms down or looking back at pictures and gasping. Remember that before you get dressed, and you will thank yourself later! Choose a loose-fitting breathable top. Cotton, linen, and nylon are all excellent materials to look for both tops and pants. Eyelet tops help keep you cool, and patterns can help disguise sweat. For pants, go for a looser fit, whether it be jeans, shorts, or skirts.
Although it is trendy, do not wear leather. During the day, the leather will attract heat, and the material will get unbearably hot. Save them for an afterparty or a game later in the season! Other materials to avoid are silk, satin, and polyester. Silk and satin show sweat quickly, and polyester is not breathable, making you sweat more.
Makeup and Sunscreen
It’s hot, you're sweating; is makeup even worth it? I would say a full face of makeup is not worth it. It will be dripping down your face in a matter of minutes. However, there are many lightweight options in the market today that will serve your needs!
First, start with your sunscreen! It can be regular sunscreen or one that is in a moisturizer. Then, put primer on. Primer will help the makeup stay on your face throughout the day and all you go through. Next, opt for a tinted moisturizer. Supergoop and CeraVe make great options that are lightweight and blend right into your skin. The great thing about a lightweight tined moisturizer is you can reapply like sunscreen. If you don’t want to wear a tinted moisturizer, pull out cream-based bronzers and blushes as they will have a higher likelihood of staying on. Jones Road is a great option! Finally, grab a lip stain and Chapstick with sunscreen in it, and you will be ready to go!
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