Maintaining Warmth and Style on Game Day

Posted by Penn State Football | @pennstatefball

VALLEY knows that everyone loves to look cute for all things Penn State football, but it’s not always easy to look cute while dressing for chilly weather. We’re here to share a few tips and tricks to help you actually stay warm during the coldest of Penn State football games.

One of the most important things to remember when dressing yourself for a football game is to layer your clothing! For the coldest football games (like our 24-21 Ohio State upset last year #neverforget), a t-shirt or one single layer may lead to a less than pleasant experience. Take it from us, watching the games is much more enjoyable when you’re warm and toasty rather than freezing and miserable.

We recommend layering long-sleeve t-shirts, flannels in festive PSU colors, sweatshirts, warm jackets and vests! You can totally rock a hoodie like this or a funnel neck sweatshirt like this underneath a classic or oversized Penn State crew neck sweatshirt or a Penn State long-sleeve t-shirt!

Senior Marissa Zollner, a communication sciences and disorders major, says, “I have a few cute sweatshirts that are a few sizes too big, so I can layer underneath them! I specifically love to layer my Under Armour shirts underneath.” You can even layer Under Armour shirts underneath this adorable pullover from Wooly Threads or this soft and fuzzy one!

Layers look especially great with leggings or cute jeans. Target, among many other retailers, sells insulated leggings that are lined with fleece. These leggings are especially amazing because the fleece helps to provide an extra layer of protection to keep your legs extra cozy while standing on the Beaver Stadium bleachers for upwards of three hours.

It’s also super important to keep your feet warm with layers of Penn State socks or leg warmers.

Zollner says, “A great investment is heavy or fuzzy socks; I even layer them since my toes never stay warm.”

It’s also a good idea to wear warm shoes. Converse are great and versatile, but not the best suited for cold, wintry games. Some warmer, cute alternatives are Uggs, Bean Boots and Timberlands.

Last but certainly not least, it’s important to keep your hands and head warm, as well.  Bringing mittens or gloves is a smart decision to cover your hands for warmth. Marissa says she always brings lightweight texting gloves, to keep her hands warm while allowing convenient use of her phone.

You can definitely accessorize your look with a cute bucket or baseball hat, but to stay the warmest, try a fleece headband, knit beanie or winter hat is a great option. These hats will lock in heat to keep you warm on game day. Plenty of stores downtown sell hats similar to this one, so you’ll have plenty of options!

No matter how you decide to dress for game day, it’s most important to have a good time and enjoy yourself. Don’t forget to tweet @ValleyMag with your amazing game day outfits!