I’m an avid baseball fan and player. I’ve been attending games for a few years now, and I want to share one tip for how to dress for a baseball game that prevented me from looking like a fool. The summer months are approaching, which means there will be plenty of opportunities for you or your loved ones to attend a baseball game. If you’re planning on going, here’s one tip: wear dark pants.
Baseball may seem like a simple sport, but it definitely has its own style.
Baseball, as it’s played in the United States and Canada (and a few other countries), is a sport where two teams face off against each other. The players try to score by hitting the ball with bats and running around bases, while the other team tries to stop them. You can also grab a hot dog and get some beer, if you like.
If you’re going for an experience that only truly feels authentic when you’re there, then wearing baseball gear will help create an air of excitement, even if you’re just watching from your couch at home. There’s plenty of great gear out there: caps (to keep your head cool), jerseys (to show off your favorite team or player), pants that go below the knee (to keep your shins dry—baseball fields get muddy). On top of all this, it wouldn’t hurt to have a pair of cleats on hand—having good traction helps prevent slips so you don’t end up in embarrassing situations! For those rainy games on days where nobody wants to be outside anyway, make sure you have a solid rain jacket with taped seams so that water doesn’t seep through and ruin all your hard work!
Being comfortable is very important.
Baseball is a fun sport, but it can be difficult to enjoy the game in a packed stadium. If you’re attending your first game, it’s important to dress appropriately so that you don’t regret your clothing choices later.
What you wear to a baseball game depends on two things: the weather and how physically active you plan on being at the game. Some games are played as early as April and as late as October, so keep this in mind when planning your outfit. If there’s any chance that you might be standing for long periods of time, make sure to wear comfortable shoes with thick soles that will provide support and cushioning regardless of the amount of walking you do while at the stadium. The most common footwear choice is sneakers or running shoes—both are appropriate options! Baseball season tends to overlap with warmer temperatures, so be careful not to overheat by wearing multiple layers that could trap heat and sweat against your body.
You’ll want to make sure you have room for a souvenir baseball cap—they’re usually sold inside the stadium where hot dogs are also sold—and sunblock if there is any possibility of getting burned (your skin will thank me later). If there’s any chance of rain during the game, bring an umbrella or poncho just in case it starts pouring while you’re watching batting practice from inside your air-conditioned car. And don’t forget about bringing snacks! Baseball games can last three hours or more depending on what inning it is when they close out the seventh inning stretch; having something to munch on will help alleviate any hunger pangs before or during commercial breaks in play action!
You don’t have to wear a jersey.
There’s nothing that quite compares to that feeling you get when you walk into a stadium on game day, arms outstretched and ears perked as you soak in the cheers of the crowd. But is it necessary to wear a jersey? No. Here’s a simple breakdown of what options you have when dressing for a baseball game:
- Wearing a jersey: It can be great to support your favourite team by wearing their jersey or shirt on game day, but be sure not to look like an extra from The Sandlot. Make sure your clothes fit well and don’t need to be tucked in, and make sure the team name across your chest isn’t so long that the ends drag on the ground behind you. Another option is wearing something like this edgy number, which looks just like a real jersey but doesn’t require personalizing with your own name and number!
- Wearing something with team colours: If jerseys aren’t your style, try looking for something that incorporates the colours of either your favourite team or of the team playing at home. For example, if Toronto Blue Jays are playing against Milwaukee Brewers at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, one could wear their Blue Jays hat with some red clothing (maybe even red socks!) or even just their t-shirt with blue jeans and sneakers. This way they could still show support while avoiding any awkwardness associated with people mistaking them for an actual player!
- Shirtless: You can always go all out by bucking tradition entirely and going shirtless. As long as you’re not in violation of any decency laws (e.g., no nipples showing), people will just assume you’ve been working out—which can only be taken as a compliment by those who happen to laud over built bodies!
You can layer up if you’re going to a cold-weather game.
If you’re a baseball fan and you’ve gotten to the point in the season where it’s starting to get really hot and humid, take heart. While it may not be ideal to sit in a field watching players smash a ball around while heat waves rise around you, at least you’ll have plenty of options for keeping cool when you show up to your next game.
What follows is a list of outfits that will keep your core temperature under control before, during, and after the game:
- Layer! You can never go wrong with layering up for an outdoor event—so long as it won’t start pouring by the time you need to leave. A lightweight jacket or cardigan is great for going from cold (air conditioned) to warm (outside) quickly—just throw it off when you’re done being cold. If there’s even the slightest chance of rain, put it back on before leaving so the outside air doesn’t cool down your damp clothing.
Some extra tips: Wear dark clothes over light clothes whenever possible—light colors soak up sunlight and make things feel hotter than they really are. Also wear white if you can: It reflects light better than other colors do.
- While not overrated enough! The most important thing on this list is also one of the easiest: Bring some kind of scarf or hoodie that zips up. Your neck and head are both prime real estate when it comes to heating up fast, but covering them can make all the difference between feeling comfortable and feeling miserable at any game.
Grab some cute accessories to complete your look.
Baseball games are as American as apple pie and the Fourth of July, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get dressed up to see your favorite team play. Sure, everyone will be wearing jeans and a baseball cap, but that doesn’t mean you should follow suit. Instead, reach for some accessories like sunglasses, a trendy handbag (but not too trendy—we’re talking about a sport here), and a few squirts of hand sanitizer to complete your look.
What’s even better than going out to watch America’s favorite pastime is knowing you look good doing it. When you show up with the right accessories for the game, you’ll let everyone know that not only do you love baseball, but also being well-dressed!
It’s easy to put together an outfit that suits the occasion without looking overdressed or underdressed.
When you’re heading to a baseball game, there’s a good chance you’re going to be outside. If it’s the middle of summer, you’ll probably be in quite uncomfortable and unbearable heat. However, there are plenty of ways to keep yourself cool while looking sharp at the same time.
In baseball games, people dress in one of two ways: either they wear a jersey or they dress up like they’re on the red carpet at the Oscars. While both are perfectly fine options and have their benefits, the latter is going to get very hot during baseball season. The former may not always look great if you don’t own a jersey (and if you don’t own one in your team’s color—go buy one!).
If this sounds like you, don’t worry: there are definitely ways to stand out from everyone else at the game without burning up in an outfit that looks like it came straight from Hollywood Boulevard! Just follow these simple guidelines:* Pick your team’s colors (or go rogue if your team has funky colors) and stick with them.* Wear layers so that if it gets warm during the game, you can strip off whatever isn’t needed.* Make sure everything fits; baggy clothes will get caught in something and tear.* Get accessories: hats (I recommend fitted hats), scarves/necklaces/pins/etc…
Having all of this stuff planned ahead of time means that when it comes time for game day, all you need to do is throw on some clothes and head out—no prep required!
Don’t want to be too overdressed or underdressed? We’ve got you covered.
- Baseball cap – Wear a baseball cap for all games at all levels, no exceptions.
- Socks – Don’t wear them, but if you do, make them odd colors.
- Shirt – A plain T-shirt is the only proper shirt at a baseball game.
- Sunglasses – Wear sunnies with their lenses popped out so they don’t get damaged (or stolen).
- Pants and shoes – As long as they’re not jeans, you’re set.
If you want to impress the people of your city (or country, even), here are a few things to remember:
- Wear clothes that don’t show off your beer belly. That’s right—you could be fatter than a couch and still appear trim if you wear loose-fitting clothes. If your shirt is stretching out around your gut and you’re feeling that it’s time for a new one… well, let’s just say that it’ll probably be the last one you buy for yourself.
- Don’t wear tight pants. This goes for guys, too—hopefully, by now we’ve already covered this rule with ladies in section 3 of this guide.
- Wear dark colors when possible, especially with pants and jackets. This way, you won’t stand out against the crowd as much as if you wore white or other bright colors; this will also allow more light to escape from underneath your clothing so that others can see better.
Last but not least: enjoy yourself!