Show off your Ohio State pride during the game, but this year try something different: Leave the logos at home.

Show off your Ohio State pride during the game, but this year try something different: Leave the logos at home.

It's easy to be fashionable and comfortable by building an outfit out of scarlet and gray, and people will still recognize your school spirit even without the buckeye necklace. (Let's be honest - it's pretty ugly.)

Use gray as your outfit's principal color, and select several red accent pieces. You'll stand out in the sea of scarlet. Try wearing one bold piece, like a pair of boots, a headband or a bright scarf.

And don't forget to bring layers. Cardigans, blazers and anoraks are trendy options that let you leave the North Face fleece in the car.

Here are a few items you can pick up around town for gameday.


Earrings:

Red teardrop hoop earrings (Rowe, $38)

Beaded hoops or chandelier earrings are a great way to grab people's attention.


T-shirt:

Ya tee (Substance, $38)

Designers have been putting out a lot of constructed-looking and embellished shirts lately. The flowerlike ruching dresses up this comfy tee.

Sweater:

Open cardigan (J. Crew, $50 on sale)

Cardigans are everywhere right now. This one with pockets is a fun, buttonless version of the stolen-from-my-dorky-little-bro sweater.

Jeans:

James Jeans, Twiggy 5-pocket legging (Rowe, $120)

Skinny jeans offer a streamlined look and a nice silhouette. Many stores this fall have gray-tinted premium denim - perfect if you hate the idea of wearing anything blue to "The Game."

Boots:

Hunter Originals in red (Rowe, $110)

Comfort is everything if you're going to be standing up for hours. Not only will red boots protect your feet from blisters and precipitation, they'll be the envy of sneakers-clad Buckeye fans.


Gear for guys:

Vintage flannel shirt (J. Crew, $69.50)

Vintage-inspired flannels work well with khakis or jeans, and there are many gray-and-red options out this fall.


Accessorize:

The Dreamy II - Sports Couture edition (etsy.com, $26)

Much of the stuff on Etsy these days you shouldn't touch with a 10-foot pole. But spend some time scouring and you can find a charming, unique piece - like this sassy chiffon headband made by Mandizzle in Cleveland.