Everyone at East Carolina looks forward to the start of Pirate football, AOII’s included! ECU tailgates and school spirit are legendary in North Carolina, and we dress up for the occasion. If you’re new to game day fashion, read on for some helpful pointers!
Every great tailgate needs an even greater tailgate outfit! The AOII’s at ECU love getting dressed up in our school colors, purple and gold. My favorite game day outfit is a purple skirt with a white top, paired with gold jewelry. My white top is loose and flowy, which is perfect for spending the day outside in the heat. Another great option is a black dress with purple and gold jewelry. This outfit is extremely popular for ‘blackout’ games, when everyone (including the team!!) wears black.
When building the perfect game day outfit, don’t forget a few key accessories! I love wearing my cowboy boots to tailgates because they keep my feet from getting covered in dirt and grass, and they look great with everything! Always bring your favorite pair of sunglasses with croakies. That way, they’re easily accessible! My favorite part of my tailgate outfit is always my “AOII loves ECU” button! I love showing my support for my school and sorority!
When you get to the stadium, make sure you grab a good seat! My sisters and I love to watch the game in the student section, called “The Boneyard.” It has the best view of the field and is always tons of fun! Cheering on my team is one of my favorite parts of college, and doing it with my AOII sisters is even better!
Happy game day! Go Pirates!