5 Cute & Practical “Soccer Mom” Outfits
Good morning, friends! I hope your week is off to a good start. Today’s post is a reader request.
I’m a 35 year old momma who spends a lot of time at a ball field. I don’t want to just wear tees and jean shorts every week, but I also don’t want to be “that mom” who doesn’t realize she’s at a dusty, dirty ball field either! 😉
I hear ya, girl. I’ve spent more hours than I can count sitting on metal bleachers watching my son play baseball and more recently perform in the marching band. I’m all about trying to look cute and put-together but still practical for the dusty ball field so I’ve rounded up some cute outfits on Pinterest to help update your soccer mom wardrobe and anyone else reading along who needs some casual summer style inspiration.
#1. T-shirt and jean shorts. Let’s start with the obvious. There is nothing wrong with this basic outfit for the ball field, and you can change it up with different colors, layers, and accessories. I actually really love this neutral take on the outfit. I mean, it’s so simple, right? But each piece is chosen carefully and is on trend.
Consider wrapping a plaid shirt around your waist or throwing on a pink denim jacket to add interest. You may prefer grey or navy Chucks to white, but then again, they wash up well. I like how this outfit is shown with just a wallet because you may not want to lug your entire handbag to the ball field.
#2. T-shirt, jeans, Chucks, and a cardigan. I know we’re headed into summer, but I have many memories of freezing at the ball park, so I wanted to include an outfit for cooler spring weather too. This is a variation on the t-shirt and jean shorts, but she’s wearing jeans instead of shorts and she adds a trendy cocoon cardigan on top.
The earrings and bag would be a bit much for a soccer game, but you can easily substitute some more casual options. I would just stress the importance of accessorizing. After all, the only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize…
#3. Bright sweater, jean shorts, sandals. While sneakers are probably the most practical choice of shoe, I often end up wearing sandals. Like white shoes, your feet will wash, and sometimes it’s just too hot to wear sneakers, if you ask me! Top off the look with a bright sweater or tank top, depending on the weather. I like the juxtaposition of a long-sleeve sweater with shorts and sandals on a mild day.
Here’s another similar look, but you can see the full outfit.
#4. Khaki shorts, tank or tee, denim shirt, slip-ons. Give the jean shorts a break and go for khaki shorts instead. This combination has been done a million times, but it always looks cute and put together. I like how they show the Toms woven slip-ons with this outfit as an alternative to sandals or sneakers.
Here’s another take on the look. This is good for a warmer day. The top is a little dressier than a typical tank top, but it is still a casual look. I would probably wear more subtle jewelry, but otherwise this is a cute outfit for the ball field.
#5. Maxi dress, jean jacket, and sandals/sneakers. Don’t rule out a dress. Just keep it casual, and I recommend a maxi dress because you may expose more than you want to climbing over bleachers in an above-the-knee style. That said, if you’re going to be standing along the sidelines, a shorter dress could be fine too. I would also swap out the leather satchel for a crossbody, or just take your wallet as shown above.
I hope this is helpful. Even if you don’t spend your Saturday mornings on the sidelines of the soccer field, these casual spring/summer outfits are all good basic formulas for pulling off that casual chic vibe that I love so much!
Have a great Tuesday!
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