for christmas, my mother-in-law and i surprised S and his dad with tickets to an NHL hockey game featuring a match-up of their two favorite teams -the anaheim ducks and the los angeles kings. though i grew up loving the mighty ducks trilogy (gordon bombay forever), my loyalty will forever lie with the kings as it is my husband’s favorite team (i even put my loyalty to them in my vows!).
aside from a san diego gulls game over a decade ago, it had been a while since i had been inside a professional hockey arena. so when thinking about what i would wear to said sporting event, i knew three things:
i wanted to look cute (obviously)
i wanted to be warm
and i wanted to show some good old-fashioned team spirit
i’m not exactly a jersey-wearing kind of gal, so i figured it was best if i created an outfit using the colors of our home team -black, white, and grey. lucky for me those hues make up a majority of my wardrobe so it wasn’t a stretch to assemble an ensemble that would fulfill the above criteria.
i started with my footwear and worked my way up. given that hockey rinks tend to be quite cold, i knew it was in my best interest to wear shoes that not only enclosed my entire foot but that i could also pair with a cozy sock. i’ve learned that nine times out of ten if your feet are warm, that definitely helps with regulating your body’s core temp. i opted for my low-heeled frye boots since they’re not only comfortable but easy to walk in as i knew we’d be climbing some stairs to find our seats. next i opted for my black high-rise cropped jeans. black because kings colors and also stains can be easily camouflaged. on top i layered like a champ. i started with my trusty chambray (which i left untucked to break up all the black), layered beneath my black cashmere sweater and finally my faux fur bomber jacket. i finished off the look with a grey knit beanie and a crossbody bag. crossbody bags are always perfect for attending a sporting event since they keep all of your valuables close to your body without the bulk of a full purse.
this layered look proved to be the perfect outfit to keep me comfortable for the entire duration of the game. if i was hot, i simply removed my jacket. i could have even taken off my chambray and tied it around my waist. that’s why layering is always the best defense against a cold environment.
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