If you can’t beat ’em, outdress ’em.

As a few of you might already know, our beloved Sooners lost to BYU last Saturday.  Not cool, OU.  NOT COOL.

And what’s even less cool is that I was at the game, which was an epically tragic situation if I do say so myself.  We spent the afternoon elbowing through a sea of crimson and cream (and whatever BYU’s colors are), only to sit and watch a series of football failures that led to our eventual demise.

But I’m over it.  Really, I am.  That’s the beauty of being a typical girl in at least one regard; I can be mad my team lost at one moment (and when OSU won their first game, for shame), then the next moment I’m ready to grab a late bite in Dallas and discuss whether OU’s players are cuter than BYU’s.   Don’t you wish you could be more like me?

But no matter your take on Saturday’s events, there’s one thing I believe we can all agree on:  OU fans are far better dressers than BYU’s.  If you were in Dallas you know I speak the truth…and really, if you’ve been to an OU game within the last few years you too can account for our fashionista fandom.

Case and point:

When I go to a football game I grab my favorite OU t-shirt (one of those vintage-y ones from Antique Garden), pull on my most comfortable pair of blue jeans and head out the door.

When most Sooner females go to a football game, they put on a cocktail dress and heels, painstakingly decide on a crimson designer bag from their massive collection, carefully adhere an OU sticker to their right cheek and glide on some red lipstick…all before spending 2ish hours on their hair.  Then they head out the door.

And though I’ve been known to poke fun at such fashion-forward fans, I generally do so to mask my intense fascination with them (and my mild jealousy of their runway-quality duds).

So preeeeetty.

But even if you don’t have a trust fund to cover the newest red Louis Vuitton, I think we can all take some tips from our Sisters in Fashion and learn to be more sharply dressed on game-day.

Firstly and contrary to popular belief, you do not need to have a different outfit for every game.  Just find one staple get-up that you love (like an OU t-shirt dress from Savvy with some leggings from Lucca), then vary the outfit by changing up your accessories.  Antique Garden has some really cute crimson jewelry…that place is going to be my downfall.

Secondly, rock the ponytail.  It’s too damn hot to wear your hair down to games right now…and pulling it back mid-sweat-attack only makes you look like someone who tried to be trendy, but later drowned in her own perspiration.  And that, my friends, is gross.

So put it up before you leave the AC.  The beauty of hair trends today is that you can do just about whatever ponytail you want…high, low, poofy, sleek, side (ahem, 80’s ALERT)…they’re all acceptable for football season circa 2009.  And, they offer another great way to tack on one more accessory (since we’re living in the “more is more” generation).  Just make sure it’s not one of those heinous baby bows I’ve been seeing around campus, because I will find you and rip it out yo’ hair.

And lastly, if you just can’t stand the thought of wearing stilettos to a football game, try option B:  the cowboy (cowgirl?) boot.

I was unsure about my feelings towards this trend at first, as I initially saw it done by Texas fans (SPIT SPIT).  But I’m proud to say my Sooner comrades have classed up the Longhorns’ look by pairing their boots with understated, breezy cotton dresses (and of course, by not wearing burnt orange).

My only issue with this trend is that I can’t find an affordable pair to call my own, so I now turn to you for help with my shopping pursuits.  If you know of place where I can get some boots for under $700, I would surely appreciate the heads-up…and if you think I’m joking about the $700, just go to Rawhide on Main Street.  I tell no lies.

There you have it, darlings:  Dressing for Game-Day 101.  Not so challenging, is it?  I told you so…and you thought looking cute at an OU game was something only Sam Bradford could do.

So chin up, Sooner fans.  For in the end, there’s more to life than football…

There’s fashion.

Much love.

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  1. Brandon
    14/09/2009 at 11:53 am Permalink

    Langston’s in the stockyards has a large selection of boots. I bought my Tony Lama’s for $200.

  2. Mel
    15/09/2009 at 8:27 am Permalink

    Love it!

  3. Victoria Townsend
    15/09/2009 at 5:31 pm Permalink

    Ugh, the baby bows freak me out too! It’s like they’re asking for creepy pedifiles to stare at them.
    Also…DSW and Victoria’s Secret (online) offer a great selection of boots..as well as Piperlime. No one needs real leather anyway. Love animals. Don’t wear them.

  4. Ashley
    29/09/2009 at 12:26 pm Permalink

    You should see the looks I get when I rock my OU paraphenalia in USC country. Sooner Pride!

  5. Ashley
    29/09/2009 at 12:28 pm Permalink

    Also, I get ridiculously over-excited when I see another lone OU fan in San Diego. Seriously…when I see a car sporting the OU logo, I race up to them fully intending to yell, “BOOOOOOMER!” at them through my passenger window…but then I don’t because I realize just in the nick of time that that would make me seem like a complete and utter crazy person.

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