By Meredith Page Jones
It’s no secret that college football is a big deal in the south. The true Southern ladies and gentlemen also know that a football game is the kind of event that deserves the proper attention to one’s fashion choices and attire. Let’s take a look at some of the fabulous accessories and shoes that will complement the perfect game day outfit.
Black suede is a classy option for any dressier game day ensemble. The perfect little wedge by Sabrina is a stable and comfortable option while sporting a black suede stretch slide on functionality. Bonus for Georgia Bulldog fans is the delightful red accent trim around the top of the sole.
UGG boots are another fantastic football option. As the season stretches into November, the night games can get chilly, even here in the south. UGG boots offer some fantastic color choices in several of their styles. Bulldogs can opt for the red Keely; Yellow Jackets can rock the chestnut color in most of the UGG classic styles; and Wildcats should check out the navy in most styles. Our various friends with orange in their color palette should seek out spice in the Amie.
For a comfortable and trendy sportswear, check out the variety of slip on styles designed by Olukai. The same phenomenal comfort that you’ve grown to love in your summer flip flops is just as wonderful in their closed toe shoes. Take a look at the blacks and dark grays for a nice match to most any team colors.
When you want to add a bit of flare to your look consider adding a hat. Wide brim sun hats can be protective as well as elegant for those toasty early season games, while warmer knit hats can provide some comfort and fun for the late season night games. The same goes for scarves! Consider a breezy lightweight addition in August and September, or a heavier shawl or wrap in November. The great variety in color and pattern can offer a delightful punch to your existing wardrobe.
Men can also browse a wide selection from Barbour outerwear such as jackets and vests. There is also a wide selection of button-downs, khaki’s, and jackets! Peter Millar has a special selection of Georgia Bulldog and Georgia Tech shirts, pullovers, and button-downs.
If you want to make a game day statement and you’re struggling to find the right match, bring your outfit into Madeleine Page classy footwear and accessories, and they can help you complete your ensemble with just the right panache.
Meredith is an associate buyer and the advertising department for Madeleine Page, classy footwear and accessories at Lake Oconee. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Georgia (‘04) and studied for two years in the Creative Circus Art Direction program.