The cold weather can make it hard to look cute when attending a game.
# The cold weather can make it hard to look cute when attending a game.
# Plan ahead for the weather. Check the forecast before attending a football game. If it’s going to be too hot, too cold, or if there’s a chance of rain, you’ll want to dress appropriately so you don’t end up hot and sweaty—or worse, shivering in inappropriate clothing because your outfit didn’t keep you warm enough. It’s better to layer up than be uncomfortable and risk catching a cold after leaving a football game early due to feeling too cold!
# Wear layers. You may find yourself going from sitting in the stands for a few hours in the sun to standing outside afterward for an hour or more waiting for your ride home. You’ll likely want to take off some layers if it’s hot outside, but will also want them back on if it gets colder once night falls. In extreme cold, consider wearing long underwear under pants or jeans instead of leggings (tights) alone; they’re easier to remove when you get too hot later on and are less likely than leggings to cause chafing against your legs while walking around in them all day. Thick outerwear is also something worth investing in so that you don’t have trouble moving around freely as well as staying warm at the same time!
# Wear comfortable shoes. Make sure whatever shoes/boots you wear are comfortable enough that you won’t mind standing/walking around all day at the game—especially if there will be snow on the ground! A nice pair of waterproof boots would work well not only because they’re practical but also because they can look cute with certain outfits (ie., black boots go with anything!). Remember: just because cute winter accessories (like scarves) can be expensive doesn’t mean that winter has to suck fashion-wise!
Wear layers and don’t wear anything you’ll hate if the weather changes.
The primary drawback of playing football is that you must wear a lot of layers to stay comfortable. You lose your ability to regulate your own temperature and won’t be able to change up your outfit as the weather changes. You’ll end up in a sweaty heap by the middle of the game, and everyone around you will be wondering how you got there.
If it’s really chilly, bring hand warmers and extra socks.
Walking into a football game on a fall night can feel like you’re taking a trip to Mars, as long as you haven’t prepared accordingly. The stadium can be freezing from the second you step outside, and it only gets worse from there. Because of this, it’s important to wear layers that you can shed or add as needed based on the weather.
If I’m attending a football game for an evening event, I like to dress in layers that aren’t too bulky so I don’t look silly while I’m trying to enjoy myself.
Before attending the game: Wear your favorite team jersey under your coat! Even if it’s not cold yet, you’ll be thankful once the sun goes down and everyone around you is wearing their winter coats.
I also recommend packing some sort of hand accessory with you if the weather is very cold—hand warmers are great for keeping your fingers warm but they’re small enough to fit in a pocket until needed. Also bring some extra socks! If your feet get cold easily, this tip will keep them cozy all night long. Once at the stadium: Whether it’s just starting to get chilly outside or snowing like mad, bringing along at least one layer is a smart idea before heading out onto the field or turf itself. You might find yourself shedding most of these layers once inside (especially if there’s AC) but having them will ensure that no matter what happens during the game, your comfort stays intact! Since you’ll likely be standing for several hours (or at least in one place), dressing comfortably is key so put on those old sneakers and go for practical over trendy.
Know the weather and wear accordingly.
Have you ever been to a football game? If you’re a fan, then the answer is probably yes. Before heading down to the stadium, it’s important to dress for the weather. It can be tough because there are so many different kinds of teams and stadiums. The temperature could be freezing cold or scorching hot depending on where you’re at.
What if it’s freezing chilly? Then don’t wear a tank top and shorts! You’ll catch frostbite! Don’t take that risk! Wear long sleeves and pants (preferably wool). If your team has a tradition like throwing snowballs at the other team then feel free to continue that tradition with your clothing but make sure you have something over your head because it will be cold enough for snowballs and probably too cold for just a coat.
When it’s super hot outside, dress light. If it’s not then make sure to wear layers! Maybe even some rain gear in case of precipitation (and if you do get wet from precipitation don’t let that ruin your day – remember this is about having fun!).
Pick shoes that will keep your feet warm while still being fashionable (and comfortable).
Whether you’re a die-hard fan of your local team or just going to the game for the tailgate, dressing for the big event can be tricky. You want to wear something that’s comfortable and fashionable, but you also don’t want to look like a fool. This is why it’s important to pick shoes that will keep your feet warm while still being fashionable (and comfortable). If it rains, get some rain boots. Don’t wear sneakers if you know it’s going to snow—make sure they are fashionable, but not too fancy.
What kind of weather should I expect? Does that mean I need boots with laces?
How do I make sure my shoes match my outfit?
What are some other options besides boots?
Check the forecast before deciding what to wear.
For fans of high school, college, or professional football, the pre-game ritual is a sacred thing. For some people, getting into the right mindset means listening to the same pump-up mix on the way to each game; for others, it means tailgating with fellow fans and talking trash about how your team will crush your rival. The wrong clothing choice can easily ruin this before-game excitement as soon as you step outside your home/vehicle/tailgate party: cotton jerseys and shorts are not suitable stand-alone attire in colder weather. The right outfit is one that keeps you warm while still looking like you put effort into your outfit—no matter what kind of weather Mother Nature throws at you.
If it’s going to rain or snow, a poncho is a must—you don’t want to end up wearing more than just a jersey by the time halftime comes around! Additionally, if it looks like it will be rainy (or snowy), make sure that any exposed skin has been slathered with a waterproof moisturizer so you don’t get chapped lips by halftime. If possible, wear socks made from synthetic materials instead of cotton so your feet stay warm even if sweat soaks them through. One other pro tip: make sure that anything metal on your body stays covered up because there’s nothing worse than having cold metal rubbing against bare skin when temperatures drop exponentially between walking out of an air conditioned building and sitting in an outdoor stadium on bleacher seats.
You can enjoy a football game and still look good – here’s how to do that!
You can enjoy a nice football game with your friends or family and not look like an absolute disaster. Just remember: layers, socks, and shoes that keep you comfy will make any tailgate or stadium outing much more enjoyable.
First, you need to know what type of weather you’ll be dealing with. Football season in most cities tends to fall into a time of year when temperatures are moderate-to-cold, so plan accordingly if you know it’s going to be one of those days. In the Northern US in particular, people tend to bundle up quite a bit; in my experience there are few types of clothing that aren’t worn while watching football on a cold day up north.
A good rule of thumb is wear clothes that help you regulate your body temperature—layers! Take advantage of the stadium’s blankets if you really need something for extra warmth, but wear more than just a light t-shirt underneath your coat. Try wearing long underwear and then topping it off with another layer for warmth. For example: I personally love wearing thermals beneath my jeans because it adds some extra padding without compromising breathability or comfort too much (and no one can tell). There are tons of options and brands out there these days for clothes specifically engineered for this purpose (Thermals by Fruit of the Loom). Just remember to bring hand warmers too—those things are amazing at keeping fingers warm even when they’re freezing outdoors!
Follow this basic guidance, try adding one accessory that makes sense (like a scarf) but won’t look like too much, and don’t forget about layering—you’ll have plenty to talk about in between plays instead of trying overthink what not to wear!