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Winning gameday must-haves

Today is College Colors Day and football season, or tailgate season as I like to call it, is officially in full swing! Football season in the Southeast comes with lots of hours on your feet cheering on your team, hot and sweaty temperatures and stadium regulations on your outfit. What’s a girl to do? We have a few gameday must-haves that will help keep you one play ahead of the competition.

Clear Bag

A clear bag is a MUST these days. Most stadiums require it, and it is always better to be safe than sorry. It is the worst feeling in the world to wait in line for hours only to reach the front and realize your bag isn’t stadium approved.

Here are a few gameday-ready bags that you can carry with you to the end zone and beyond.

Kelly Wynne Clear Crossbody Belt Bag and a Privacy Pouch for the unmentionables
Snakeskin Crossbody
Clear Tassel Crossbody

Comfortable Shoes

Walking from tailgate to tailgate or standing in support of your team isn’t easy on your feet. If you want to be stylish and comfortable, try to avoid tall heeled boots or stilettos and opt for a more practical shoe like a cowboy boot, sneaker or wedge. Here are our top 3 gameday shoe picks:

Steve Madden Star Sneaker
Matisse Wedge Sandal
Western Bootie

Portable Phone Charger

We can all agree that football games seem to go on forever. If you add the actual game time to the amount of time you spend tailgating before and celebrating after, there’s no way your phone can last as long as you do! Throw one of these chargers in your purse to keep your battery charged and ready to snap a celebratory post-game pic.

Mint Green Portable Phone Charger
Black Pocket Power Charger
Pink Portable Charger

Here are a few places to shop for color coordinated gameday looks in the Upstate:

Find lots of black and gold for the Wofford Terriers at Two Cumberland in Spartanburg
Be ready to cheer on the Furman Paladins in purple when you shop at Dress Up in Greenville
Get USC Gamecock gameday ready at Monkee’s of Columbia or Monkee’s of the West End
Tackle a Clemson Tiger tailgate in orange and purple from Mr. Knickerbocker’s or Entourage Clothing

Deck out in your team’s colors, grab some tailgate snacks and raise a red solo cup to the start of a great football season in the Upstate!

About the Author

Payton Reed is a resident of Spartanburg, SC and a copywriter at Jackson Marketing, Motorsports & Events in Greenville, SC. A native of Mississippi and a graduate of Mississippi State University in Starkville, Payton is a fashion and lifestyle blogger at PublicDisplayofAccessories.com.

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