July 9, 2011 Featured Variety

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Lauren Morgan Patrick is a native Southerner and the editor of Pretty Southern.com. She's on a mission to change the world. #LovetheSouth #GoDawgs Follow Lauren on Twitter

Granted it’s summer but that only means it’s time to start shopping for fall! Every SEC girl knows that football is a lot more than what happens on the field. Tailgating, camaraderie and corn-hole are just the tip of the ice berg because, believe it or not, football also has a lot to do with fashion.

While some sport game day T’s and athletic shorts, we’ve all seen the girls who dress up for the game. I was one of them. Yes, I wore black semi-formal dresses and four-inch heels to stand on bleachers for 3+ hours at Auburn games. Ah, the good old days.

Post-college, this attire didn’t make sense. Did it ever? Maybe not. However, I couldn’t simply jump from dressy to casual. Instead I’ve found a happy medium – cute, semi-dressy outfits in muted game-day colors. War Eagle instead of WAR EAGLE, if you will. Does it make me less of a fan? No. If anything, I’ve decided that it makes me more of a fan (and savvy shopper) because I don’t have ‘game-day’ clothes; instead, I have navy and orange separates I can wear year round.

One way I create my game-day looks is at Polyvore. Basically, it’s a site that hosts tons of shoes, tops, coats, etc., that you can add to your favorites and/or use to create ‘sets’ of products, or outfits. Here are a few War Eagle looks I made for this upcoming fall.


Q: Ever used Polyvore?
Q: What’s your game-day look?


[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://prettysouthern.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Kelly.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Kelly Shaw Martin is an organized pre-cooker, monthly goal-setter, and avid reader. Her blog Fitting Back In is devoted to healthy and happy living where she shares workouts, book reviews, meal plans, and ‘healthified’ recipes: traditionally-bad-for-you dishes transformed into lower-calorie fare. She loves life in Atlanta with her husband Austin, shihpoo Reuben, and maltipoo Remy.[/author_info] [/author]


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