Get your Cyclone on: dressing for the big game

Get your Cyclone on: dressing for the big game

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Get your Cyclone on: dressing for the big game

Catherine Calistro

Iowa State’s football season is quickly approaching ensuring another opportunity to dress to impress. Just because it’s a sporting event doesn’t mean you have to throw your style and femininity out the window.

There are numerous ways to incorporate cardinal and gold into your game day ensemble with options ranging from head-to-toe.

First things first, do us all a favor and lose the lanyards! As a piece of friendly advice from an upperclassman, lanyards just draw attention to that fact that you’re at bottom of the college totem pole. Along with lanyards, leave the purses at home. Being tied down by baggage is the last thing you’ll want on game day. Ideally, bring only the essentials (debit card, ticket, student ID, and license) which are most likely able to all fit in your back pocket. If you find it necessary to bring a bag of some sort, a clutch or cross-body purse would be perfect for tailgating and games.

Another way to add a little style to your tailgating attire would be to spruce up any Iowa State gear is by doing a little ‘reconstructing’ by finding a cute way to change up a boring t-shirt into a unique DIY project perfect for game day. A little snipping and sewing and some ribbon will turn any t-shirt into the perfect outfit that will be sure to make you stand out.

As the temperature drops, the options for Cyclone gear are not as plentiful as those early season games, but there are definitely still opportunities to support your team while still looking stylish on those cooler fall games. A great way to keep warm and still cheer on those cyclones is to sport a cardinal and gold scarf or cute stocking hat. Just because the temperatures are a bit chillier definitely does not mean you need to sacrifice your style.

To add even more glitz and glam to your spirited outfit, a cardinal and/or gold headband would be a perfect finishing touch! Hobby Lobby, JoAnn Fabrics, and the university bookstore all offer some great hair accessories ranging from sequined elastic headpieces to multi-colored braided headbands.

You really can’t go wrong with how you choose to spice up your Iowa State gear. Incorporating a little of your own style and flare into your outfit on game day will only make you look like more of a super fan and even get you a couple of double takes.