Tristan graduated from the University of Washington and is a huge Husky football fan, and now by marriage, I too am a huge Husky football fan. It’s actually quite exciting because I haven’t had a school football team to root for since high school, as my college just had basketball (GO ZAGS!). We have season tickets and the season opener is tonight.
Aside from the game itself, there are so many other fun things for a girly girl like me to look forward to: What spirited yet fashionable outfit should I wear? What themed snacks should we bring? Where will we tailgate, and will all of our friends be there? Is there a cute dish I can/should bring to said tailgate? How would we decorate if WE had our own tailgate? For away games, are we going to host a viewing party!? Gaaah!
Today, I’m starting with what to wear. Our colors are purple and gold. Tristan loves to get his spirit gear at places like Ross, TJ Maxx or Marshall’s. He almost always finds official gear for $12 a piece. It’s shocking to see how many $40 T-shirts bigger sports chains sell…No thank you! But I’m willing to spend the money if it’s truly special and unique. For instance, some co-ed selections:
Tristan and I have socks from Skyline Socks, $12; several designs available for cities across the U.S.:
We have two sweatshirts in our vintage college collection; one from Goodwill and one from Tristan’s dad. I know Ebay has entire shops dedicated to vintage college sweatshirts. Does anyone know of any other great vintage sports gear websites?
For some feminine selections, I love Etsy. I got this headband with my friend Amy last year, available here ($22):
I think this football knit headband with custom colors ($20) is quite charming, too:
I would LOVE to bedazzle some purple vans to look like this (DIY instructions here):
The list continues…. buuuuut I have to get ready for the game :).
What’s your favorite spirit gear? Any great websites or DIY projects?