tailgate styling tips by Kaley Cook
Posted on September 22 2021
Football season is finally back in full swing, and the cooler fall temperatures aren’t too far behind (I hope)! In the south, tailgating is *almost* as important as the game itself. From string lights and sound systems, to table settings and tents, the southern tailgate is a serious sport of its own. Today, I’m sharing my fall-inspired Georgia Dawgs tailgate, and a few tips to make yours one to remember!
Mixing and matching neutral pillows, throws, poufs and rugs creates a great base and ensures you and your friends have a comfortable place to tailgate. Add in a table for feasting - or, in this case, a low picnic table - and decorate! To keep cleaning minimal, set out decorative chargers and opt for paper plates.
While I love a good vase of flowers, potted plants can be just as beautiful, and they’ll last a lot longer too. Next time you can’t find the flowers you’re looking for, head to your local nursery for plants instead! Supporting local businesses for everything - from decor to food and drink - makes for a more unique look. Creature Comforts’ Classic City Lager is always my go-to for any UGA game.
The last essential part of the southern tailgate is the attire. I’m loving the new set of tees over at Stewart Simmons and can’t wait to wear them all this season! The oversized tee is so soft and flattering, the long sleeve is so nice paired with a high waisted denim, and the embroidered tee is just darling. Happy tailgating!
Much thanks to Kaley Cook for joining us on the blog! Through her company, Shep and Stella, Kaley offers event design, planning, and rentals to clients in Georgia, the Southeast, and beyond. You can learn more about Kaley and Shep and Stella services here.