With school now in session there is one really big thing most college students are looking forward to...football season. Even if you're not that into the sport going to tailgates with friends really can't be beat! Dressing up, wandering from tent to tent, and enjoying the game are part of what makes falls on campus so much fun. Having spent about a week student teaching I am realizing just how easy it is to spot one of my school dresses from more tailgate typical attire in my closet and while I am to build my professional wardrobe I can't help but fall in love with some of the styles that I wouldn't wear in the classroom but would put on in a heartbeat come game day.
The funny thing about Furman is that we never really wear our school color (purple) to football games. For the most part you will see every color but purple when peering around the mall. You are also more than likely to notice a lot of cowboy boots, sorority pins, and boys in bow ties under tents with designated fraternity letters but that can't just be at Furman. To make the most of pieces in my closet I decided to reach for a dress that would be perfect for a tailgate and wear it on a particularly hot summer day. With off the shoulder silhouettes and tassels epitomizing summer style I found that these dresses that I typically designated for tailgates deserved more wear time regardless of the occasion.
In my mind, royal blue is a universally flattering color that pops with any hair color and skin tone. I love that it is classic while still being a bit bold and better than any of that for me was the fact that this particular blue dress has pockets. That can't just be a selling point for me, right? It is completely twirl worthy and looks just as cute with boots as it does with sandals, a major win in my book.
Paired with neutral accessories I felt like this dress was perfectly appropriate for running errands, grabbing a meal with friends, and even those tailgates we are all looking forward to in the weeks to come!
I hope y'all are having a wonderful Wednesday so far!