It feels like fall is finally in full swing up in Chicago, but it’s no surprise that recently our family back in Texas has still been hitting those higher temps! Needless to say, when we went home last weekend for the rivalry football game between Texas and Oklahoma, our suitcase consisted strictly of summer clothing.
So while I’m bundled up in the coziest cardigan right now, I still had to share this game day denim that was perfect for tailgating and fun at the Texas State Fair!
When I’m looking for an affordable wardrobe classic, my first attempt is usually at Forever 21. They somehow offer various versions of the same piece, letting my indecisive self know I explored my options.
Thankfully, I had quick luck with a denim skirt! While I couldn’t find my exact piece online, similar F21 styles are here (buttons half-way), here (bottom with fringe), and here (lighter denim).
Is anyone super pumped denim skirts are back?? Fun fact, I vividly remember my first real shopping trip in the woman’s section was at Old Navy. I bought one of these babies and thought I was the coolest chick around. Ha!
Seeing as it was 91 degrees this day, I aimed to keep things as light as possible with a white, flowy off-the-shoulder top from one of my favorite Austin boutiques, Longhorn Fashions. The boots are also a game day tradition, so how could I not?
I had to get the burnt orange touch in there with my Kendra Scott Goldstone Elle earrings. While I had my fair share of burnt orange clothes in Austin, it’s a harder color to track down in the midwest! That being said, I’m always a fan of neutrals for game day – I’ve just gotta add these beauties and I’m ready.
The next item I’ll be hunting for are some cute tights and booties so that I can transition this game day denim into the cooler weather!
Eric and I spent so much of this weekend watching college football (eek, it was a sad loss for UT) and Houston baseball (Astros headed to the World Series, yay!) – I love this time of year, you guys.
Where your favorite spots to shop for game day staples?
P.S. Thanks to E for the photos – being married to an awesome photographer has it’s perks! // Benavides Photography
This is such a perfect game day outfit! I am loving that skirt, definitely going to be wearing mine through Fall with tights!
Antonia | http://www.TheMidwestWife.com
Thanks, Antonia! Yes, I love how versatile these skirts are! xo Dayna
What a cute look! I LOVE GAME DAY styles. I am a Florida girl myself, but recently came across a super cute Game Day site called Stewart Simmons. https://www.stewartsimmons.com/ You should check them out. AND I LOVE some of the stuff on the Longhorn Fashions site you posted. SO CUTE! – Stephanie | http://www.theborrowedbabes.com
Ah Stephanie! Thanks for your kind words and passing along that site – I can’t wait to check it out. Game day style is so fun! xo Dayna
Your skirt is so perfect. Love the length on it. Also love your earrings. Such a pretty shade!
Krissy | https://www.thoughtfullyunraveled.com
Thanks, Krissy! Yes, love these Kendras for sure. Appreciate you stopping by! xo Dayna
That’s a great skirt! What polish color are you wearing?
xo Jen from styleinshape.com
Hi Jen! So it’s an Essie brand gel manicure color, I can’t recall exact name but did a quick Google search – it may be Street Rocker or Black Cherry Berry. Hope that helps, thanks for reading! xo Dayna
I’ve been loving button up denim skirts recently!!! They’re so perfect for this time of year!!
xoxo, Sindy Spencer
Totally agree, Sindy! I can’t wait to wear it this fall with booties and scarves! xo Dayna
Your skirt is so cute! I love it!
Aw thanks, Linda!! I’m so glad I found one! xo Dayna
Yes, I’ve heard that Texas has been so warm! I love that denim skirt wit your boots! FUN! xo Jana | http://www.janastyleblog.com
Thank you, Jana! It’s always fun to break out the boots for game day. 🙂 xo Dayna
This is so cute! I love your skirt!
Thanks so much, Emily! Happy Weekend! xo Dayna