Spring not only brings about the return of picking up peonies at the grocery store and waking up to birds chirping in the morning, but also the sweet sound of a crowd roaring when their star-player hits a ball out of the park at a baseball game. That’s right: Baseball season is back.
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No matter where you live, at some point this summer, you’ll inevitably be asked, “Hey, wanna go to (insert team of choice’s) game this week?” Baseball game tickets are usually affordable and provide a good place to drink, eat, and hang out with friends, all while sitting outside on a gorgeous day. It’s the perfect outdoor activity (and is way better than watching a game from a crowded bar). Once you’ve got your tickets, it’s time to make your next decision: What are you going to wear?
Comfort is the ultimate priority when it comes to what you wear to a baseball game. Though you’re sitting most of the time, games last hours on end—especially if the team heads into extra innings or there’s a special show at the end of the game (we’re looking at you, Friday night fireworks!). You don’t want to wear pants that’ll pinch at your waist when you sit down or a top you’ll be dripping sweat in.
You’ll likely want to incorporate some team spirit into your outfit in the form of your team’s colors or mascot, and figuring out how to show your support for your team through your outfit is one of the best parts of the whole experience. Heading to a baseball game and feeling stumped on what to wear? Even if your team loses, with these outfit ideas, your look will be a guaranteed home run.
What to wear to a baseball game
Arguably an essential at any sporting event, a pair of cute sunnies is the cherry on top of your game-time outfit; plus they’re a necessity if you’re heading to a sunny daytime game.
A baseball cap
Wearing a baseball cap to a game is an easy way to show support while keeping your face and head protected from the sun. That being said, it doesn’t mean you can forget your sunscreen at home. Be sure to lather up in SPF before you leave the house to prevent a pesky sunburn from the game.
Not entirely a necessity, you’ll typically want to opt for a comfy pair of shoes at the big game. Even if you don’t think you’ll be walking much, finding your seat and walking up and down stadium stairs calls for something you can walk in with ease. Right now, we’re loving the soccer sneaker trend, which will go perfect with your baseball game outfit.
A clear bag
Many stadiums across the country now have clear bag policies. Before you head to the game, check your local stadium’s policy and make sure the bag you’re bringing is allowed. If needed, invest in a clear bag that you can turn to for every concert and sporting event you have coming up.
Trust us: All it takes to ruin a baseball game is unexpected overcast or a dip in temperatures you didn’t see coming. Account for all weather and prepare for the unexpected by taking a jacket or sweatshirt with you, even if you think you might not need it. In these cases, it’s always better safe than sorry.
8 outfits for a baseball game
An easy bodysuit and baseball hat
There’s nothing easier to throw on on a hot day than a bodysuit. It does all the work for you, and you can make it your own by throwing an unbuttoned baseball jersey or denim jacket on top of it. It’s comfy enough to sit through long games in, as well as power-walk through the stadium as you dodge the crowds while looking for a hot dog. Don’t forget your sunnies and baseball cap!
A bomber jacket and jeans
Haven’t you heard? Varsity jackets are all the rage right now, and there’s no better time to break yours out than at a sporting event. Paired with some wide-leg jeans and white sneakers, there’s no better outfit combo to rock at a baseball game—especially if you’re heading to a night game where the temps might drop.
Merch in unexpected colors
If you’re not a huge merch girl, show your support for your favorite team by opting for fun ways to incorporate them into your outfit instead. Even if your team’s colors are red or navy or green, you can likely find their merch in colors that are more you with a little Googling (hello, lilac). It’s the perfect way to say “Go team!” while still being authentically you.
Sequin Detail Hat
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Cargo pants and a tank top
When you wear cargo pants to a baseball game, you get a two-for-one special. First, your outfit screams “cool-girl” when paired with comfy sneakers and an easy tank. Second, there’s no need to worry about bag policies when you have dozens of pockets to put your necessities in—win, win.
Canvas Cargo Pants
Cowboy boots and cutoff shorts
Those cowboy boots you just got for the summer? Wear them to a baseball game! When combined with a pair of denim shorts and a baseball jersey, it’s an easy way to spruce up your go-to baseball game outfit in a way that’s more trendy, less sporty.
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High-Rise Mom Shorts
Patch Denim Shorts
Tall Cowgirl Boots
A graphic tee
Keep your game day look simple by centering it around vintage-looking graphic tee. Pair your tee with biker shorts or denim and your favorite pair of sneakers. It’s an easy, effortless outfit that can take you straight to post-game drinks afterward.
Vintage Baseball Tee
Alpha X New Era
NY Yankees Tee
Leggings and a comfy sweatshirt
If you’re looking for ultimate comfort, a sweatshirt and leggings are your best bet for a baseball game. You’ll look athleisure chic while remaining ultra comfortable the entire game, even if extra innings are involved.
Cubs Jersey Hoodie
A comfy coat and wide-leg jeans
Baseball season starts in spring and carries on until October (sometimes even November!). That being said, even if your upcoming game is in the summer months, you should check the forecast and make sure you’re prepared for temperature changes. Nothing will ruin your time faster than being chilly the entire game. A quilted jacket is the perfect layer to have at the game to stay prepared for anything.