Tackle Tailgating in Style

By Avery Ballmann

Show off your school spirit this game day

Almost nothing can match the exciting energy of walking the Sheila and Walter Umphrey Bridge to McLane Stadium on game day. Game days are sacred for Baylor fans and you’re going to need an outfit to go with all the festivities, including the mandatory pre-game tailgating. You can proudly fling your green and gold afar with these style selections.

A green floral dress adds a little extra flare to make you stand out among the waves of green and gold in the stands. It can be dressed up with wedge heels for a photo op or dressed down with sneakers for a round of cornhole while you wait for kickoff at Touchdown Alley.

You can sailgate on the Brazos River in style with a trendy matching set that’s ideal to take out on the water with breathable lightweight material when you’re on a boat in the heat. Go for either a solid color story or leave the button-down top open to break up the monotony with a tank. Add some bling to your style with gold-layered necklaces and stackable bracelets.

The Closet Style’s Betsy Daniels’ favorite items this month are the matching sets.

“Sets are really popular right now and I think they’re great,” Daniels said. “I feel like everything we build is good for back to school, but also can transition into the fall with layering.”

When the temperature drops later in the season, sport a Baylor Bears bomber jacket for a unique layering piece.

Don’t worry guys, we’ve got fashion for you too. Khaki shorts are a staple for any occasion but a green and white striped polo puts you right into the game day spirit. Go for comfort and style with a pair of runners.

To get ready for the upcoming season, The Closet Style team made sure to find styles that you wouldn’t find in the bookstore.

“Everything we pulled shows the school spirit without actually being Baylor,” Daniels said.

The Baylor Bears kick off their season at McLane Stadium on September 2 at 6 p.m. against the Texas State Bobcats. Check out Game Day in Waco on page 34 for the full schedule. However you decide to tailgate and cheer on the Bears, do it unapologetically in spirit and in style.

Special thanks to our intern models Skylla Mumana and Grace Elander, to our models Brazos Tankersley and Itzel Gonzales and to Spice Village, Gholson Originals Fine Jewelry, Kindlers Gem Jewelers and Sterling Clothing Co.