What to Wear to a Baseball Game

If you're going to a baseball game, you'll want to consider a few things.

De rigueur: dressing in your team's colors. Popular choice: team logos on hats, t-shirts and other clothing. Excellent choice for anyone: jeans. Games can get messy.

Most people heading to a baseball game also dress for practicality. After all, chances are excellent you'll be sitting on a hard wooden seat for three hours or more. It's a good idea to wear clothes you'll be comfortable in. Of course, this doesn't mean you can't look stylish.

Weather counts

The first thing to do is check out the weather forecast for game day. Do the weather forecasters predict it's going to be cloudy? Rainy? Really hot or cold? Or a combination thereof?

If you're going to be going to a game near the start or end of the baseball season, there's a good chance it will be cool. So check it out beforehand.

If you're attending a major-league game, the type of roof over your head will vary. Six major-league teams have retractable roofs that shut when it rains. You'll still need to handle the air temperature and humidity under a roof.

If there's even a chance of rain, bring along a fold-up poncho. Find one that matches your team's colors-they can cost less than 5 bucks. And always bring a hoodie or comfy jacket. Baseball games can be long, and it can turn cool.

No matter what you wear, be sure and bring your best shades and a cute hat-a baseball cap is a popular choice! You might be sitting in sunshine for the entire game.

Fun or style?

You should ask yourself whether you want to be a sophisticated fan, stylish fan or a fun fan.

If you want to be a sophisticated fan, there's no reason you can't be stylish and comfortable. But if you're dressing for sophistication, limit the number of team logo accessories to just one-maybe a logo tee or a baseball cap.

If you want to look really sophisticated, just make sure your shirt and jacket or hat are team colors, and go with some team logo earrings or scarf and a cool pair of boots or strappy sandals. No fan will fault you and you'll still look sharp.

On the other hand, maybe you're just out for fun. Maybe you're a rabid fan, or you want to be one, or you want to impress one. Then, pile on the team colors and logos: tee, sweatshirt, socks, necklaces in multiples, hat (of course), foam fingers. The sky's the limit.

Go team

No matter what you wear, the predominant colors should be your team's colors. You might need to dig through your wardrobe or beg or borrow from family or friends.

Find the right combination of style and comfort. Keep in mind that baseball is played in all types of weather. It's not uncommon to see the temperature reach 100 degrees in a mid-summer game in Texas or Arizona. It could be in the 40s for a game in October in Toronto or Minneapolis. Fun fans and stylish fans want to stay warm (or cool) and dry.

Baseball fans are creative. Stadium fashion is a big part of the show. Think it through and dress to impress.

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