Game Day Outfit | perpetuallychic.com

Not all entertaining occasions demand a party dress, sparkly heels and perfectly styled hair. With football season now in full force, and baseball season on its way out, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some ideas for sporting your favorite team in style. And given that my two teams are doing so well, I just had to sneak in not one but two looks for you. So whether you’re hosting a tailgate at your college alma mater or a NFL-watching party at home, I hope you’ll be inspired to step up your game-day attire!

Game Day Outfit | perpetuallychic.com Game Day Outfit | perpetuallychic.com

I’ve never been a big fan of the oversized sweatshirts and unflattering t-shirts that many sports teams sell en masse. My preferred way to show team spirit is with one simple, effortless touch—the baseball cap. I start there, then dress it up. If you’re lucky enough to live where the temps haven’t yet dropped, this first look is for you. Sneakers can be tricky, but pairing them with a miniskirt lengthens the legs for a tomboy chic vibe. And a plaid button-up infuses a hint of fall fashion—just be sure to choose a plaid shirt that ties in the same colors as your team cap.

Game Day Outfit | perpetuallychic.com

For the second look, I mixed textures by pairing coated black skinnies with a slightly sheer tunic and a buttery-soft leather jacket. I love the casual way the feminine silk blouse hangs loose below the crop of the jacket, and the way it also balances the slimness of the pants.

Game Day Outfit | perpetuallychic.com

By the way, coated pants are such a great substitute if you want to try the leather-pant look—they’re more breathable and a fraction of the cost. I finished this look off with the sneakers, again, and my second team cap. And since this particular outfit is made up of neutrals, any colored cap could easily work.

Game Day Outfit | perpetuallychic.com

Any big sports fans out there? What’s your favorite team to cheer on?

Look One: Plaid Shirt (similar) | Miniskirt (similar) | Sneakers

Look Two: Leather Jacket (similar) | Silk Blouse | Coated Pant | Sneakers

  1. Hey there! I love reading your blog – from the other end of the world. Perth, Australia! Clever idea to do the cap, we go to games here but I still want to look “nice”! Have a good one! :)

  2. I love these ideas! I’m not a huge fan of jerseys, and always struggling to figure how to show a little spirit without sacrificing style – these two looks are the perfect compromise! Thanks for sharing :)

    Jenna l Clothed in Confetti

  3. Great sneaker choices! Sometimes I find that long-sleeved sports Ts have a better fit, by the way, in case you ever want to go that route :)

    • Good to know on the long-sleeved Ts! Those sneakers are surprisingly versatile, I’ve been wearing them a ton!

  4. Ivan

    I never thought this blog would tackle the sports world. I’m so proud of you.

    But in the future, can you not use the smug team that beat my lovable Dodgers in the NLCS? Too soon, Clara, too soon. **sniff**

    • Clara

      Only Lauren can nail baseball chic!

      Aaaand I don’t understand anything in the second paragraph. :)

  5. Emily

    Loved this! We’re an avid sports household (well, I married into it but I’ve learned a lot!) and I’m always trying to look cuter when my husband insists I wear the team attire.
    Also, is that a Michigan hat? Michigan and Cardinals? Two great choices! Those are my/our teams too! :)

    • Haha, I’m the same–wasn’t a sports fan prior to my husband. It”s actually a Mizzou hat–our college alma mater…does look a lot like Michigan though :) Go Cards!

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