The fall season calls for new fashion, strolling through apple orchards and corn mazes, and one very important activity: football. Every guy knows that football is one of the biggest sporting events during the next five months, whether it’s at the collegiate level or in the national league. As a girl, it is essential not to get in between a guy and football. Just don’t. It will get ugly. Trust me, I know firsthand.

My dad has been in the same fantasy football league with his fantasy teammate since I was in kindergarten. I know it’s football Sunday when he calls the house every five seconds to check on the player they put in the game. My mom got involved about 6 years ago when she took over my dad’s spot in his football pool. She has to pick five games against a point spread every week, and if you win all five games, you win the pot. To say that I caught the football bug would be an understatement. Instead of doing my homework, I’d watch the games my mom picked and check out the players in my dad’s league.

In short, I love football season. From waking up early to tailgate and drinking cheap beer to watching the games in the student section with my friends, football season in college was the best.

Now that we’ve graduated, we go to the bars to root for our favorite teams. These picks can go from tailgate to après game all while scoring points in fashion.

Chicago Bears Boyfriend Shirt, $32.50, Victoria’s Secret PINK

Show your fangirl love by sporting your team’s colors. The line has different items of clothing for each of the 32 teams.

Moto Scandi Floral Leigh Jeans, $80,

Turns an outfit into anything but basic. These floral jeans get a fun update for the changing season.

Military Drawstring Anorak, $94,

The perfect jacket for in-between days, this lightweight option is the perfect jacket for in-between days in the fall. Wear it again in the spring with floral dresses.

DV by Dolce Vita “Java” Boots in Taupe, $129,

You want to be comfortable on game day since you’ll likely be standing, but these give you an extra dose of height in a super casual yet girly feel. The wrapped style gives a tough chic vibe but can go with anything, so they’re worth the extra splurge.

Brandi Cross-Body Satchel, $34.90,

A grown-up version of the fanny pack, this bag takes your tailgating style to new fashion levels.

Now, who’s ready for some football?



Hannah Gettleman is a bubbly twenty-something living in Chicago. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Journalism. Don't tell her that print is dying--she's already made the switch to public relations. As a Midwest girl, winter happens approximately 80% of the year, so she knows a thing or two about a good pair of snow boots. She lives for summer weather (even though she can never tan), Boy Meets World reruns, and an unhealthy addiction to dark chocolate and online shopping. She's a die-hard Chicago sports fan, even though she's well aware the Cubs always end up in last place every year.

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