Tailgating Outfit for Kentucky Football Games

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Y’all, it’s football time in the Bluegrass. And it’s not just football time, but Kentucky football is killing it this year (sorry, not sorry, Gator fans)! Now, if y’all have been around here for awhile, you KNOW I’m a HUGE UK fan and went to the University of Kentucky College of Law for law school–GO CATS!

Tee: Victoria’s Secret // Shorts: Lilly Pulitzer (also here) // Sandals: Tory Burch  (dupe here) // Crossbody: Rebecca Minkoff // Earrings: c/o Sugarfix (also love these for Cats fans)

I went to the Kroger tailgate for Saturday’s game at Kroger Field as part of my work with Kroger, and it was a blast! The atmosphere is one of the best parts about being a UK fan:) Kane went with me, and he loved soaking it in. We both got out faces painted–you can still see some glitter in my hair if you look close enough.haha

Tailgating in the south (specially the SEC) is truly an event in and of itself. When it comes to gameday outfits, I like to show my school spirit.  I’ll either be dressed casually in a UK tee, like this outfit I wore to the tailgate on Saturday, or dressed up in school colors. One of my favorite places to grab cute Kentucky tees from is Victoria’s Secret. They have an awesome college spirit section.

If you’re looking to dress up your tee, pair it with some patterned shorts that feature your team’s color(s).  This pair of Lilly Pulitzer shorts I grabbed from the sale have the perfect UK blue shade in them.

Keep your accessories light, as it’s still blazing hot out.  I wore shoes that were comfortable to walk in. And while I just grabbed a crossbody because I went home to watch the game, if you’re heading in the stadium, make sure to carry a clear bag, like this one or this one.

Which team do you cheer for?

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Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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  1. 9.18.18
    Dara said:

    Tailgating is fun! Great outfit.