I’m not a soccer mom, but I do jokingly refer to myself as a band mom from time to time, and I spent many a spring afternoon sitting at the baseball field when my son was younger. No matter what outdoor activity your child participates in, one thing’s for sure, you’ll be spending a lot of time on the bleachers so you probably have a go-to “soccer mom outfit.” This is mine.
This isn’t the time to go all out and dress to the nines. This is the time to pull out your favorite activewear pieces and be comfortable. Of course, comfortable doesn’t have to mean frumpy.
There are so many cute pieces of activewear and outerwear available these days, and if you combine them with jeans and a pair of stylish sneakers, you can look put-together AND be comfortable and practical at the ball field.
My son plays the tenor drum in the high school marching band, and that means our fall calendar is full of Friday night football games and Saturday marching band competitions. Here in Pennsylvania, it gets pretty cold before band season is over, so I always like to have a couple of cozy sweatshirts I can rotate to throw on with my favorite t-shirt and jeans.
This North Face ‘Crescent’ Fleece Jacket is my new obsession. It looks almost sweater-like on the outside, but the inside is the softest, coziest fleece. I want to live in this all winter long. I found it at Nordstrom. They have a great selection of activewear and outdoor attire.
Right now it’s unseasonably warm here in PA, but it was quite chilly the morning we took these pictures a few weeks ago. It was only in the low 40s, but this jacket kept me plenty warm, and I was only wearing it over a short-sleeve tee. When it gets colder, I’ll layer a long-sleeve tee underneath or maybe even a turtleneck.
It is fitted through the waist and has some nice seaming details so it’s flattering as well as cozy. It comes in black heather (which looks more like charcoal to me) and the quail grey heather I’m wearing. I like how it has a hint of purple to it. It’s not just your basic grey hoodie.
I see a lot of yoga pants at these events, but I prefer to wear jeans. If I’m walking the dog at the park, yoga pants are perfectly acceptable, but if I’m going to the high school football stadium where I’m going to see hundreds of people, I wear jeans. A good pair of jeans is every bit as comfortable as yoga pants, and they look a whole lot better.
These Wit and Wisdom Ab Solution Skinny Jeans are perfect for outdoor activities when you may not want to wear your most expensive jeans but you still want to look and feel great. They’re a lower price point than what I typically feature but I’ve been very impressed with the comfort and quality. They’re soft and stretchy, but they don’t bag out. Plus the waistband has interior control and booty-lift construction, and the ab-solution power-mesh panels slim you down and hold you in. Now I ask you, who couldn’t use a little bit of that!?!
I put my Adidas Superstars with this outfit, and I also like my Converse Shoreline for casual wear. These Adidas have more support than the Converse and are my first choice when I know I’ll be doing a fair amount of walking.
I finished off the outfit with my favorite crossbody bag and some simple jewelry. I prefer a smaller crossbody for events like these when I don’t want to set my purse down. Who knows WHAT is on those bleachers???
My bag is no longer available, but I also like this nylon version — especially for outdoor events such as ball games. It’s more casual than my leather one and goes well with this type of outfit. This Halogen Tassel Leather Crossbody and this Minimal Faux Leather Crossbody are other good options.
I wore simple hoop earrings and a delicate bar necklace to complete the look.
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