Q. HELP! I am supposed to go to my fiance’s 10 year high school reunion in early October. The catch – it’s a football game followed by all day hanging out/drinking. I obviously want to look cute (ie. – not sloppy) but also want to be appropriately dressed for a football game (ie. – not over dressed). The reunion is in early October, so flip-flops will be an option. Suggestions???
A. Unless you’ll be in a warm weather locale then I’d skip the flip flops, but if the thermometer outside is still hovering above 80 degrees then go ahead and wear stylish flip flops (not your favorite well-worn pair of Old Navy’s.) Fall football games always make me think of argyle, nubby fabrics and a scarf wrapped around my neck. For game camaraderie and comfort, go for dark jeans, cute slip-on flats, a chunky cardigan sweater with a button down shirt or tee underneath and a simple fitted jacket for when it turns cooler at night. If the jacket is too much for the temps outside, maybe a scarf and a cute tweed topper or driving hat is your stylish standout. Find out the team colors and find a scarf with those colors – guaranteed compliments. You may even find a “university” style sweater that fits into the theme of the day. I have a favorite from Tory Burch that always makes me feels nostalgic when I put it on. At left: Vince Cable-Knit Alpaca Wrap, $275 at saks.com; At right: 525 America Pocket Cardigan, $88 at nordstrom.com