College Life: Ways to Show Your School Spirit and Stay Warm All At Once

By Maddie Greene, Student at Minnesota State University-Mankato

With winter quickly approaching, college sports are in full swing. From football to basketball to hockey, there are plenty of events to attend, which means there will be plenty of people to see. Want to look the part, stay warm and keep fashion at the top of your list? Here are a few ideas for looking classy and spirited while attending all the biggest games this season!

The thing about sports is you can never really predict what the weather is going to be like. So if you're heading to an outside event or a hockey game in a chilly arena, the best idea is to layer up. Worse comes to worse, you can shed a few layers during the game. It's better to be safe than sorry.

Look 1:

Leggings, leg warmers, high boots, long-sleeved T-shirt, oversized crew neck sweatshirt (sporting your school colors of course!), scarf, mittens and a hat or headband.

This look allows you to incorporate the latest trends into your style while staying warm and supporting your team. It's impossible to be "too spirited" so when choosing your outfit, look for things that compliment your school colors. By layering up, you'll have the option to shed a few garments if it warms up in the afternoon.

Look 2:

Fitted school T-shirt, cardigan sweater, black mini, black tights, black boots, scarf.

Heading to basketball games can always be tricky. The nice thing about this look as it isn't meant to be in the freezing cold for the afternoon but really caters to the indoor atmosphere. By adding the black mini, tights and boots you are adding another element to your style. This is perfect if you're planning to hit the town after the big victory and want to impress the starting center. Just remember that you need to add a little bit of school spirit in there. I suggest a women's fitted T-shirt adorning your school mascot or school name.

Look 3:

Skinny jeans, long-sleeved T-shirt, school sweatshirt/North Face type zip-up, leg warmers, mittens, headband or hat and a scarf.

While keeping warm is the number one priority, this outfit will also allow you to look stylish and full of school spirit. By adding a little flair with your leg warmers, mittens and scarf, you are looking confident and comfortable while cheering on your team to their big win! Skinny jeans make it easy to add boots and leg warmers with creating bunches by your feet.

No matter what you decide to wear as you head to the latest sporting events, just remember that as long as you are confident and comfortable with what you're wearing, you'll look great. Enjoy the game, cheer on your team and have some fun while doing it!


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