What to Wear to A Tailgate: Our Jewelry Lookbook
Football season is officially in full swing, and that means you’re likely going to some sort of tailgate or watch party week after week. You may think that tailgating and football are all about eating hearty foods, drinking your beverage of choice, dressing down and rooting for your team. But, just like glamping, there’s a way to elevate your football fashion game — with eye-catching jewelry, of course.
And, what better way to cheer on your college football team than to sport their colors! But, before we get into some inspiration for some of the schools in our area, let’s take a look at some of the more universal styles you can pull off this football season.
The Classic Football Fashion Look
Luxury meets technology in the first fine jewelry bracelet for your Apple Watch®. A part of Lagos’ Smart Caviar line, these bracelets — whether in stainless steel, sterling silver or studded with pavé diamonds or 18K gold — will easily dress up your game day outfit. And, not only will you be on time for kickoff, but you can also catch all your scoring alerts, text messages and other news during the game!
Dress Down the Ultimate Classic
Breaking out your pearls for a football game may sound a little strange, but hear us out. Pearls aren’t only for the fanciest occasions. In fact, they’ve been trending as a way to add a little sophistication to your casual wear. A single strand pearl necklace or even a layered necklace will easily compliment your tailgate dress or blouse with dark wash jeans. Just remember to find a necklace that will match the neckline of your top!
Playing with Fire
Fire Polish Diamonds are the biggest breakthrough in the diamond industry in the last century. So, while they aren’t quite classics per se, they most certainly will be! These diamonds have 100,000 high-resolution microprisms in certain facets of the stone, which creates an intensely unique rainbow effect and improves brilliance by 300%. Turn up the heat at your tailgate with a Fire Polish Diamond, sold exclusively at Sissy’s Log Cabin in Arkansas and Tennessee.
Game Day Colors
The key to wearing jewelry to a tailgate or game is to get those colors right. And, it isn’t always easy to find that perfect match. We’ve put together this lookbook to give you some inspiration for what you’ll want to wear for your college football tailgate.
Rubies are better suited for schools that sport a true red, like Arkansas State University (scarlet) or the University of Mississippi. You can’t go wrong with this bold pear pendant lined with diamonds and rubies or these earrings that will add just the pop of school spirit you’ll want!
University of Arkansas fans will want a deeper red that can be found in some rubies, as well as garnets and garnet blends, like rhodolite. Garnets can come in more colors, though red is the most common, and they’re known to be very durable. Add some of these to a brooch — just like fashion icon and former first lady Jackie O. — or wear them in dangling earrings or a three-stone pendant, both from Fana Jewelry.
If you’re aiming for true blues, look no further than sapphires. These gemstones actually belong to the same mineral species as rubies, corundum, which is composed of aluminum and oxygen. Sapphires get that deep, velvety blue tint thanks to traces of iron and titanium. These beauties from Uneek Jewelry and Gabriel & Co. are perfect for all of you who root for the University of Memphis Tigers or Southern Arkansas University’s Muleriders.
Lapis lazuli is about the closest to navy for college football jewelry. An ancient rock, lapis are made up of three different minerals — lazurite, calcite and pyrite — and their exact colors will differ depending on that composition. Style your game day outfit with a matching necklace and earring set from The Mazza Company or a cocktail ring from LAGOS.
Black & Yellow
Cheer on the Golden Lions with classic yellow gold and black jewelry! University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff fans could easily layer simple gold necklaces with a cute, black top and dark jeans — and check off two of the season’s hottest trends. Or, if you’re wanting a little change of pace, try black jewelry with gold accents like this LAGOS beaded bracelet or this charm bracelet from The Mazza Company. Football fans can be very superstitious, and all of those charms could be just the luck that your team needs.
And, for those of you in Conway or Arkadelphia, keep an eye out for amethysts. Just like other gemstones, amethysts can range in color from a pastel purple to an intense royal purple. Check out this set of stackable bracelets, a ring and earrings from LAGOS, or see if your favorite brands carry this precious gemstone so you can cheer the Bears or Tigers to victory!
Need a little more inspiration? Visit a Sissy’s Log Cabin near you to find these and much more!