Your boyfriend tells you you’re going to a Giants game. He’s pumped. You…eh…not so much. You understand the game, know a few key players, but you’re most concerned about what to wear. It’s getting chillier day by day, and by next weekend who knows what bomb Mother Nature will drop (Rain? Hail? Snow?). Your biggest dilemma, besides which flask appropriately holds a good amount of scotch to keep you warm, is what exactly to wear. We’ve prepared a checklist of what’s fashion-forward and functional. After all, no matter where we go, we gotta keep it StyledOn.
Start with Tommy Hilfiger’s Bennington Low Duck Boots, $298 (shown below, left). Duck boots go way beyond L.L. Bean’s (although I do still have a soft spot for those). You can have your extra inches (5” might I add!) while being practical. These boots from Tommy Hilfiger were seen walking the Fall 2010 runway, and should be on your feet at that stadium. They’re ready to test all kinds of weather conditions.
Keep warm with J.Crew's Highland Puffer Vest, $118 (below, right). This season when you think vest, don’t just think fur. Go outside the box and know that layering and water resistance is key. Because the weather is unpredictable, and these weather forecasters seem to be batting 1,000 on accuracy, you’ll want to be able to add or shed layers. This puffer is packed with goosedown that’s breathable and will keep you super snuggly. I especially love this neutral color, “cobblestone.”
Carry the Mulberry Alexa in Loopy Leopard Quilted Denim, $1,251 (above). There’s barely enough room for you to sit comfortably for a few hours, so there’s no reason to have to limit your room even further by sharing your seat with your handbag. This Mulberry bag has an extra long strap that allows you to wear it cross-body. You can rest it on your lap when you’re sitting, and when you stand up to cheer, it’s still attached. No need to sit your bag on the ground that’s covered with popcorn pieces and pools of beer. Extra bonus: If in the event that you forget where your seat is, your boyfriend will easily be able to spot you from the bright pattern on your bag.
Snack on Luna Bars in Caramel Nut Brownie, $5 (not pictured). Just in case you aren’t thrilled with the food options, or only have time to pick up some fast food at the game, come prepared. Luna Bars are packed with enough protein to keep you full (or allow you to at least hold out till you get back to Manhattan for dinner) and taste ridiculously good. Hello, chocolate covered brownie drizzled in savory caramel.
Top off your look with Oliver Peoples Benedict Sunglasses, $400 (above, right). Aviators are the perfect sunglass silhouete for a sporting event because they're fashion-forward and appropriate. Oliver Peoples, synonymous with eyewear perfection, has created the Benedict. The ice blue lenses coordinate quite well with the rest of the outfit you’ll be sporting and will keep you from squinting from kick-off to the end of the fourth.
So next time when asked to hit up a football game, jump at the chance. You’ll be more than prepared, and looking good, too! Will we see you cheering from the sidelines?
About this Column:
Whether a weekend warrior (shopper) or a consummate fashionista, chances are that at least now and again you find yourself wondering,"what do I wear?" Are these stilettos too much for a Yankees game? Should my puffer vest cost more than a weekend of skiing? Through this column, Fashion Stylist and Editor, Lindsay Brooke Cohen, will tackle these most essential questions. Because remember, fashion is not just what you wear, it’s how and when you wear it.
Top image constructed with a main image from Teen Vogue featuring Karlie Kloss.