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Touchdown! Cute Football Game Outfits Inspired By the Friday Night Lights

Posted on 02 September 2021 Michelle Hoang

a baseball hat with a football on it

Football games are all about exciting plays, touchdown dances, and even the occasional argument with a ref. They’re just fun, which means that they require fun game day fashion, as well. Whether you think you’ll be hanging out in the parking lot, taking part in a tailgating event, or sitting front and center in the bleachers, you can rely on Katydid to help you shop for football game outfits. We’ve curated a can’t-miss list of cute gameday outfits to get you ready for high school games, college battles, and pro shows. Check out some of our favorite styles inspired by game day clothing!

Keep It Casual

A woman in a hat that says “Gameday is the best” with a football graphic

Gameday is the Best Day Trucker Hats ($22.95)

Keep your game day fashion casual so you can kick back, cheer, and enjoy the game. After all, sitting on the bleachers for hours can get a bit uncomfortable. Wear a cute football game outfit, and you won’t miss a thing, from the opening kickoff to the final touchdown.

For a casual, football game outfit, stick with the basics. Start with a soft t-shirt and leggings or distressed jeans. Play up the sporty aesthetic by adding sneakers and a cute trucker hat that will keep the sun out of your eyes. Opt for a game-themed hat, or choose one with a sassy saying that expresses who you are. It’s a great conversation piece! Bring a pullover sweatshirt to protect you against any possible chill in the air. Now, even if the refs push things into overtime, you’re ready!

Cheering on the Home Team

A hat that says “Tennessee football” on it

Tennessee Football Trucker Hats ($22.95)

Eager to spend the day cheering on your favorite team while they kick butt on their own turf? Home games are special events so, whether you’re headed to the local high school game or attending a blowout at your college campus, you need a cute football game outfit. 

Start with a long-sleeve, varsity-style shirt that features the team’s name and colors. If it’s early in the season, pair this top with some denim cutoffs and sandals. Give the shirt a French tuck to add a little style. Of course, a state hat is the perfect accessory to celebrate any home state when watching the team play. You can even wear this football game day outfit to the homecoming parade, too!

Game Day After Dark


Game days take on a different mood once the sun sets. It’s the desperate 4th quarter push, the cheerleaders are working the tired crowd, and the concession stands are all out of pretzels. Plus, those late fall nights can get chilly! At that point, you need to layer up your clothing without adding too much bulk. 

Most of our favorite football game outfits include fashionable boutique jackets. Embrace this season’s hottest prints, and pick a sherpa jacket in plaid. Make sure to layer up with a cropped turtle-neck shirt and a blanket scarf, and pair everything with skinny jeans to balance the heavier top. To elevate this look, finish it with some heeled booties. Whether the team is on defense or offense, you will be slaying in the stands.

For the Mamas in the Cheer Section

A woman in a hat that says “Football Mom LifeFootball Mom Life Trucker Hats ($22.95)

If you’re a mom attending a kiddo’s game, you definitely need to display some mama pride with a football game outfit that lets everyone know that you're here to cheer. Moms will want to focus on incorporating the team colors into their ensemble and keep it laid-back. Even if you’re responsible for bringing the snacks, you’ll still have time to create a great look.

First, grab a team t-shirt and a pair of comfy mom jeans. If it’s later in the season, you may also want an oversized cardigan sweater to keep you warm. Accessorize this cute gameday outfit with a “Mom Life” hat that features a fun saying and embroidered details. A distressed hat will never go out of style, plus it will hide a bad hair day, even when you aren’t heading to the stadium. Complete this outfit with platform sneakers and a tote bag. Any kid whose mom is wearing this is going to have the most stylish cheerleader in the crowd!

A Tomboy Tailgate

A woman in a rainbow sherpa vest with pocketsRainbow Sherpa Vest with Pockets ($44.95)

There are plenty of cute football game outfits, but a tailgate party requires something altogether different. Whether you’re eating freshly grilled hotdogs and burgers and getting hyped up for the big game, why not dress like one of the guys? We’re talking baseball-style tees, backwards trucker hats, and boots.

Give that tomboy look a little feminine flair by topping it off with a cute faux fur vest. Opt for a vest in bright colors (bonus points if they’re team colors) to add some dimension to any football game day outfit. Pair this top with boyfriend-cut jeans in a dark wash. Finally, you’ll need a fun trucker hat that says something playful like “I’ll Bring the Alcohol” or “It’s the Wine for Me”.

Dress It Up

In some areas, game day is a big deal. It might be the setting for a date with your beau, for example. It’s also a place to see and be seen with the squad. For that reason, plenty of ladies prefer to take their cute gameday outfits to the next level. 

You don’t have to bust out the formal wear every Friday night, but women’s boutique dresses are the perfect blend of casual and elevated for this type of event. Turn heads in a tie-dye t-shirt dress and a fitted denim jacket. If you want to dress it up, throw on some layered jewelry and a clutch. You can also dress it down with suede booties and a cross-body bag. So go from the stands to the local bar in this football game outfit with ease!

Find Everything You Need at Katydid

How will you style your next big game day ensemble? Shop Katydid for the cutest football game outfits! We design our football game outfits right here in the US. Sign up for our email newsletter for even more styling tips!


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