Friday, July 12, 2013

It's time to start planning your LSU tailgating ensembles

Posted By on Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 3:26 PM

LSU football season is right around the corner (in 50 days, according to the ticker), which means it's time to start planning your purple-and-gold tailgating outfits. You can't go wrong with a cute LSU shirt and shorts, but in recent years there's been a push toward classy purple-and-gold ensembles along these lines:

Keira Knightly bleeds purple and gold, obv!
  • Keira Knightly bleeds purple and gold, obv!

Which poses a rather demanding fashion challenge to tailgaters, not unlike those issued by music festivals: How does one find chic, comfortable garments that stand up to the demands of day-drinking and heat AND are purple and gold? In short, how does one look as classy and comfy and filled with Tiger pride as these Bengal belles?

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Probably the easiest way is to go to TwelveSaturdays.com, a
fashion-forward collection of made-in-the-U.S. garments in SEC and ACC color combinations. "We have the most stylish gameday clothing and accessories from young and modern designers who love the game as much as they love to look unique and fabulous," owner Liz Thomas said in a press release.

Here are a few key purple-and-gold pieces from the site:

This breezy dress makes Mike the Tiger stand right up and roar. ROAR!
  • This breezy dress makes Mike the Tiger stand right up and roar. ROAR!

FLATS! All the better to pace the Parade Grounds and mooch jambalaya with.
  • FLATS! All the better to pace the Parade Grounds and mooch jambalaya with.

This tank would look so cute with distressed jeans and ankle boots.
  • This tank would look so cute with distressed jeans and ankle boots.

If you feel silly for using football as an excuse to wear devastatingly chic gameday attire, DON'T. It's all part of the passion and the community, Thomas says. "Each Saturday is an event and I want you to be the best-dressed for the occasion," she says.

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