What kind of fan are you? Do you show your school spirit in an understated way or do you go all out? Well, whichever style fits your personality best, we've put together some essentials for your Game Day closet. Pick one of these for a more understated look, or use several if you like to show your team spirit in a bolder way.
*Brightly Colored Jeans
Bright colored jeans are easy to find right now, so get them while they are hot! This is a perfect time for you to grab a pair (or a couple of pairs) at end of season prices. Some of our favorite brands that include bright colors in their designs are J Brand, Loft, J Crew, and NYDJ. The most important thing when it comes to jeans is finding the brand that fits your body type best, so find your perfect jeans and pick your team color.
* Fabulous print or school colored heels
When you find the perfect pair of heels for your school, whether it be a tiger stripe for Auburn, a black/white hounds tooth for Alabama, or a bright patent gold for GA Tech, snatch them up for your closet. Who knows when you'll see that perfect shoe again and you can wear them for years.
Find a statement necklace in your most vibrant school color at your favorite boutique and pair it with a solid dress or top for a trendy and fashionable look. You can typically find one of these pieces for under $25.
Judith March is a Southern company, so she has made a point to design dresses for those of us in the south who need fabulous dresses for Game Day. We have seen some awesome Auburn, Alabama, Georgia, and Georgia Tech dresses out there designed by Judith March. Other designers with fabulous prints to look for are Lilly Pulitzer and Tracy Negoshian.
*Classic Button-up Shirt
Ralph Lauren and J Crew are great brands to be on the hunt for when looking for this classic style. Easy to dress up or down...wear with jeans or dress up with tailored pants. When the weather cools off, grab a cardigan or blazer and your Game Day shoes, and you will be ready to show your school spirit.
These are pearls that come in school colors and have been around for a few years, so if you haven't already gotten them, maybe it's time to add them to your Game Day jewelry collection. These are also a great gift idea - I get compliments on these each and every time I wear them.
*Bright Leather Jacket
The perfect leather jacket for your style and body type may be hard to find in the perfect color for your school, so be patient. You may not have it (or find it) for this upcoming season, but be on the lookout and get it when you see it! These boldly colored jackets grab attention and can make an outfit!
At Fringe, we accept clothing on consignment that is in-season, in great condition, and is a current label, so you're sure to find some of these items on a trip to our Downtown Opelika location. Just don't wait until college football season is in full swing because anything in school colors is in high demand between September and November. Instead, keep an eye out all year long and you'll be more likely to find your Game Day essentials.
Story by Stacie Money
Owner of Fringe Consignment of Opelika