How to Dress for Sporting Events

We’re of the opinion that no matter where you are or what you’re doing – it’s important to look your best. While it’s relatively easy to decide on an outfit for a gig, dining out with friends, or hitting a club – things get a tad trickier when you’re attending a sports match. Today we’re looking at the major factors to consider when deciding how to dress for sporting event.

What’s the venue?

Before you can settle on an outfit, you need to establish whether you’ll be inside or outside. Are you attending a stadium or will you be inside? If it’s inside, are you likely to get hot or will the air conditioning mess with you, like it does in the casinos of Las Vegas during the World Series of Poker (WSOP). Knowing the venue will help you to determine how to dress for comfort. The last thing you want is to be left shivering when you’re trying to cheer on your favourite players!

Singin’ in the rain

If you’re watching outdoor sport during winter – you’re going to need to think about cold and rain. To avoid getting wet or freezing your socks off, make sure you have a waterproof jacket, layers for warmth, a woolly jumper, hat, scarf and gloves and waterproof shoes. Unless rain is particularly heavy – most games will carry on until the final whistle, and this means an hour or two exposed to the elements. Packing these essentials will ensure you’re as comfortable as it’s possible to be during a rainstorm!

Heatin’ up

Watching sport in the heat can be just as uncomfortable as in the cold if you’re not prepared. If the forecast says the sun will be blazing, you need to protect yourself from those harsh rays. Always wear sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and light clothing that doesn’t leave too much skin exposed – the last thing you want is burnt bits!

Comfort is key

It may be hard to leave your favourite heels at home but mark our words – wear comfortable shoes! Standing on your feet for hours and plodding up steep stadium stairs is best done in trainers or your trusty old boots!

Show your support

One of the best parts of any sport event is showing the team you’re behind that you’re with them! Always consider your team’s colours when getting dressed on match day. Should you not have anything in the right colour, wear whatever colour you like – just as long as it’s not the colour of the rival team!

Leave the big bags behind

Security is understandably tight at major sporting events –help to keep queuing time down by only bringing along a small bag. You also want to leave your hands free for cheering (and Mexican waves!), so some kind of backpack is your best bet. Beer and food is likely to be flying everywhere so don’t take a bag you’re afraid to put on the ground!