Southern Survival Guide: The Playbook for Tailgating in Style

September 28, 2013 | By | Comments (1)

playbook Southern Survival Guide: The Playbook for Tailgating in Style

Whether it’s Hotty Toddy, War Eagle, Woo Pig Sooie, or any other battle cry you may be yelling this fall, here’s a game plan to keep your campus Saturday stylish.

What you need to survive gameday:

For Her:

  1. Over-Sized  Tote– This timeless tote carries it all and can  be stocked with a pair more comfortable flats as a backup plan if you want to start with wedges. You can even get this one by Mark & Graham (, $199) monogrammed.
  2. Shirt Dress– Choose a shirt dress in your favorite team color. The easy silhouette will keep you comfortable and looking put –together all day. This one from DVF (, $325) comes in three colors.
  3. Lip Tint with SPF– Protect your pout from a day outdoors with a sun-block-and-lip-color duo like this one from Fresh (, $22).
  4. Lasting Mascara– Keep your lashes full and thick through the fourth quarter. This waterproof mascara by Blinc will get the job done (, $26).
  5. Concealer– Be sure to carry a concealer to touch up imperfections all day long. We love Benefit Erase Paste (, $26).
  6. Colorful Silk Scarf– Select a scarf with traces of your team color, and tie around your bag strap for a subtle pop of team spirit. We are loving these varieties by Steven Alan (, $115).
  7.  Team Koozies– This nifty Velcro-closure koozie comes in almost any color, can be embroidered with your team logo, and is made right here in the south. Check out the etsy shop, adstorey (, $10) to get your own.

For Him:

  1. Wrinkle Free Button-Down– Stay looking freshly-pressed all day long with a non-iron shirt like this one from Brooks Brothers (, $105) that comes in a variety of colors.
  2. Bowtie– If you are feeling extra dapper, top off your gameday look with a bowtie in team colors. Get a southern made version from the guys at Collard Greens (, $55).
  3. Layering Sweater-For games later in the season, when temperatures drop, stay toasty by layering with a wool sweater. The Emmet merino v-neck from Jack Spade (, $195), is one to try.
  4. Cologne– A few hail-marys and prayers later, you’ll still smell handsome when cheering your team to victory with a fresh scent like the aptly named Amen by Philosophy (, $44).
  5. Low-Cut Boot– Both comfortable and stylish, Cole Hann’s Glenn Chukka goes the extra mile (, $ 228).
  6. Rolling Cooler– Hop from tailgate to tailgate and keep your drinks cold in this rolling cooler sporting your team’s insignia (, $50).
  7. Southern Made Bourbon– It just wouldn’t be gameday without throwing back a few bourbon and coke cocktails.  Named after Nashville’s upscale Neighborhood, try Tennessee’s very own Belle Meade Bourbon and you may even skip the coke. (Check out for a listing of local retailers.)


  1. Lilia Vanini

    Love it!!

    September 28, 2013 at 12:09 pm

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