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What to Do, What to Wear: 3 Outfit Ideas for a Baseball Game


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Welcome to the latest edition of What to Do, What to Wear, where we share fun activity ideas and tips on what to wear while doing them! (In case you missed it, see the first post on what to wear to a zoo.) By reader request, I’ve put together three cute, comfortable outfits to wear to a baseball game. I used the Pittsburgh Pirates’ colors (black and gold) for all of the outfits, but you could easily recreate them with your own team’s colors.

Ok, ok, I admit it — I’m not really a sports fan (which is practically a sin in Pittsburgh!). I go to the baseball games for the beautiful view of the city, yummy food, great company and Mrs. T’s Pierogie races. You’ll definitely see me more enamored with my nachos and cotton candy than the game.

Even if you, like me, aren’t a die-hard fan, a baseball game is the perfect summer activity. Tickets are incredibly cheap (sometimes as low as $9!) and it’s a great excuse to get together with friends for an evening of fun in your city. Although tickets can be affordable, ballpark food is the opposite. Be sure to eat dinner prior to the game and go for the kiddie size nachos, hot dogs and ice cream. You’ll save cash and calories! Also, the farther you park from the field, the cheaper it will be. If you’re willing to walk, park farther! You’ll get the exercise to justify the extra ice cream cone and a great scenic walking tour of the city.

A few things to remember when dressing for a game:

  • AVOID WHITE SHORTS. Mustard will surely find a way onto your bottoms and that’s not a cute look for anyone.
  • Wear something in your team’s colors! It’s important not to accidentally don rival colors, so do your research before the game.
  • Leave those ultra short skirts at home. You’ll be walking up and down stairs to your seats, which leaves a big chance for a wardrobe malfunction. And the backs of your thighs will surely stick right to those stadium seats. Yuck.

Dressing for a baseball game can be a tricky task, but if you do it right, you’ll look effortlessly chic. Without further ado, here are the outfits:

Sporty Chic

Baseball game outfit: Team baseball tee, jean shorts, converse, matching purse and earrings
Shirt: VS Pink, Shorts: Zumiez, Shoes: Zappos, Earrings: Nordstrom, Clutch: Vera Bradley

I’m not a huge fan of women’s sports jerseys. Aside from the fact that they are absurdly expensive, they are also usually quite tacky looking. A pink bedazzled jersey does not scream fashionable sport-goer to me. Thankfully, Victoria’s Secret collaborated with MLB merchandise and created a line of adorable baseball shirts. Each shirt is fashioned as typical baseball tee (white torso & colored three-quarter length sleeves), but cut to fit a woman’s body. Paired with simple studs, denim cut-offs, comfortable sneaks and a cute clutch, this is a foolproof outfit to sport to a ball game with friends or family. Throw your hair into a cute side braid and you’ll be ready for all the rain, shine and humidity the weather will throw at you.

Color Blocking

Baseball game outfit: Cute shorts and tank in team colors, baseball hat, basic sandals, contrasting cross-body bag
Tank: H&M, Shorts: J.Crew, Hat:, Shoes: Payless, Bag: Oasis

If you’re not an avid ball game-goer, you may not have invested in a logoed shirt. Then what will you wear?! Simple, color block! With your team’s colors in mind, raid your closet and find some shorts and tops that will work. After finding the perfect outfit, throw on a hat and you’ll be good to go. Hats are a much cheaper investment (or borrow your brother’s). Plus, there is something very chic about a lady in a ball cap.

First Date

Baseball game outfit: Neutral tee shirt dress, statement necklace, bag in team colors, ballet flats, belt, top knot
Dress: Artizia, Shoes: Debenhams, Bag: DSW, Necklace: Pacsun, Belt: Jigsaw, Hair photo: Flickr

Picture this — you’re going to dinner and a ball game for a first date. Shorts will be too casual, so what to wear, what to wear? A t-shirt dress is the perfect piece to wear for a ball game date. The breathable fabric will keep you cool, comfortable and looking cute. To add some interest and highlight your shape, synch your waist with a thin belt. Throw your hair into an effortless top knot, slip on your comfiest flats, put on a chunky necklace, sling on a cross body and you’ll be sure to turn heads at the game.

Your thoughts?

Have you gone to a baseball game this summer? What did you wear? Would you wear any of these outfits? Which could you see yourself wearing? Are there any other summer activities you’d like to see outfits for? Let us know down below!

Posted on on July 18, 2012 / Filed Under: College Life / Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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24 Responses to “What to Do, What to Wear: 3 Outfit Ideas for a Baseball Game”

  1. 1
    July 18th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    The 3rd outfit I would wear any day. I would rather wear team colors than a logo.

  2. 2
    July 18th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Please do what to wear for a long plane ride!

  3. 3
    July 18th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    The last outfit was amazing! I would totally wear that!

  4. 4
    July 18th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Love the outfits and the tips. :) I second the long plane ride idea.

  5. 5
    July 18th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Really cute, comfortable looking ideas. I love that these are fashionable without suggesting heels or anything crazily uncomfortable for the type of event! I would wear the first outfit minus logo any summer day spent outside.

  6. 6
    July 18th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Love the looks – especially the first date one :) Good job!

  7. 7
    July 18th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    You should definitely do one of these for the hockey season – and not just because I love the Pittsburgh Penguins. :)

  8. 8
    July 18th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Haha, love the Pittsburgh shout out! I would definitely wear any of these :)

  9. 9
    July 18th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Wish this had been posted last week! Oh well. I’ll probably get another chance to use this guide :D

  10. 10
    July 18th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Love the first outfit! I agree with Emma about doing a version for attending a hockey game except I’m a Vancouver Canucks Fan :) Keep up the great work CF and I hope everyone is having a lovely summer!

  11. 11
    July 18th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I absolutely love the first two outfits and I think they would be GREAT for a baseball game. I love the idea of colorblocking in the second one because it is a fashionable alternative to a boring tee and jeans baseball game outfit. I have a baseball game outing with my coworkers coming up and I was wondering what I should wear! I cannot get on board with the last outfit though…it’s ADORABLE for a casual date night, but let’s all do ourselves a favor and not wear dresses to a baseball game. Especially for a first date. You will just look overdone and possibly be uncomfortable. You want to be able to jump up and cheer, and be active and up and down without dealing with a dress!

    Thanks for the great post! Really cute outfits!

  12. 12
    July 18th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Love the second look, and I love that you used Pittsburgh colors! Let’s Go Bucs!

  13. 13
    July 19th, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Thanks :) I love the amazing ideas. Wearing #2 this weekend. Go Dodgers!! #27

  14. 14
    July 19th, 2012 at 7:34 am

    My boyfriend is from Pittsburgh and use to work for the Pirates so anytime I visit him when he is at home we always go to a game. But I am a HUGE Cleveland fan so I don’t really own any Pirates gear, so I am always looking for a way to look cute but appropriate for the game. I am actually going to a game in a couple weeks so thanks for some inspiration I might do a variation of the first date look :)

  15. 15
    July 19th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Yay for reppin’ Pittsburgh! Love the casual, but cuteness of your looks!

  16. 16
    July 19th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    If I go to a baseball game this summer, I’ll definitely wear one one of these outfits, maybe the first or the second. Other nice summer activity I’d like to see in your posts is back-to-school shopping. I love shopping, but I don’t find the perfect outfit for that activity.
    Nice post!

  17. 17
    July 19th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Thank you all for the lovely comments! I’m glad many of you enjoyed the Pittsburgh shout-out. :)

    Asilia, Alyssa Nicole, Milana- If I had to pick a favorite, the first date one is my favorite too! (shh, don’t tell the other outfits)

    Caitlin- Let me know how your variation on the first date look works out. I’d love to see you take on it!

    Jen & Taylor- I believe there will be posts about air travel at the end of next month! Definitely keep your eyes out for it!

  18. 18
    July 19th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I’m all for wearing my team jersey and shirt with shorts or jeans and sneakers great ideas ill try go NY METS

  19. 19
    July 22nd, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    this was alot of help… you should do what to wear on a long car ride…somthing thats comfortable but cute for when you get out the car!

  20. 20
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    My church does softball games Tuesday nights and its very casual. I don’t really know what to wear. There is a guy that I really like that goes and I want to look nice around him. Help?

  21. 21
    May 14th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Thank you!!!!!!¡!!!¡!!!!!!!!

  22. 22
    June 26th, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    What to wear as a quest to a wedding that is being held at a baseball stadium.

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