Southern Style Tips: Tailgate Essentials

In the fall there are few things that Southerners love more than a quality tailgate with the outfits to match. No matter which team you're rooting for, we'll show you how to put together a winning ensemble.

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The southern college tailgating experience is just as much about socializing as it is about football. We southerners prefer put together tailgates and the attire to match. Here are a few tips to help you tackle game day. Like a pro. You'll most likely be outside all day and fall weather in the south is fickle. You'll want to be prepared for the possibility of hot, cool, or rainy weather. A breezy silk or cotton dress in your team's colors is the most comfortable and chic way to show your spirit. It will keep you cool and you can easily add layers if needed. Don't forget your sunglasses or sunscreen either. Don't learn this the hard way, comfortable shoes are a must. Getting around campus requires a lot of walking, but that doesn't mean your footwear can't still be cute. A metallic sandal like this, dresses up a ladies look, but goes the distance that hills walk. Come prepared for an all day event. Tailgating starts long before kickoff. And if all goes well, the celebration continues long after the winning touchdown. A large tote stocked with cosmetic and hair essentials is a girl's best friend. Here's what you need in your bag. Makeup removing wipes to clean up running makeup or little messes. A brush to touch up your doo. And a strong antiperspirant to keep you fresh. A solid perfume is compact and stays on longer. As far as makeup goes all you need is balm, mascara and concealer. And, finally whether your a first timer or a tailgating veteran, don't forget the most accessory, your shaker. For more style and beauty tips, go to southernliving.com. [MUSIC]
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