Understanding that the game has a rich history, it can seem challenging to decide what to wear to a baseball game. However, some helpful hints and tips should be able to make the decision a little easier.
First, it is essential to understand that most sporting events are informal. This means that you will want to avoid any business or formal attire, which will be uncomfortable and unnecessary and leave you protruding like a sore thumb.
Secondly, it is highly recommended to wear clothing that matches the general color schemes of the home team, especially if you are a fan of the home team or are neutral about the match’s outcome.
Finally, try to dress according to weather conditions. While some MLB stadiums have retractable surfaces, most do not. This means that you will most likely be at the mercy of the weather and the elements.
And while many MLB teams will delay or postpone games due to bad weather, light rain or scattered rain and snowy conditions will usually see play continue, so be prepared for either by checking the weather beforehand.
Baseball cap or hat
Starting at the top, the most accessible single and versatile piece of clothing to wear to a baseball game is just a baseball cap or hat. Sleek and easy to wear, a baseball cap helps prevent the sun’s rays from hitting your face while at the same time displaying a fan base for your team.
There are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to choosing a baseball cap to buy. However, buy only from reputable and well-known sources, brands, and manufacturers.
Off-brand MLB hats show wear and tear more quickly, and genuine hats are a bit more expensive but are well worth of the extra investment.
The best brands to choose from are either “47” or “New Era.”
Both brands offer many design options and are officially licensed by the MLB, so you know you’re getting a quality item.
Another great option to add to your overall look is some face paint. Although unnecessary, it provides a relaxed look and helps you feel more in tune with the game and the home team.
However, it is better not to overdo it. A simple black stripe under your eyes is always a great look.
Alternatively, if you or a friend is inclined to get creative, you can always paint a simple team logo on your cheek for a more baseball-friendly look.
We have personally used this face paint and have never had any issues keeping it in place or washing it off. So highly recommend it!
A Sweater or Jacket
Referring to our advice above, if the weather calls for cold or wet conditions, we highly recommend bringing a Sweater or the Jacket with you to the game.
A simple all-purpose Sweater or Jacket should be enough to help keep you warm and dry.
And while we recommend sticking with the home team’s color themes, there’s generally no problem if you stray from those color schemes when wearing a Sweater or Jacket over your jersey or team jersey.
Home Team T-shirt or jersey
Now, you generally have three main options when it comes to tops. The first and most simple is to wear the home team shirt.
This is generally the cheapest and most affordable option if you want to show off your fan club without spending a lot on an authentic shirt.
This option is also the one we tend to choose. Not only cheaper but also more versatile, you can wear these shirts on other occasions and outings without fear.
Sweatpants or track pants
Interestingly, we usually choose to wear sweatpants or sweatpants when going to a baseball game. The reason is that although the weather may be warmer on some days, showers can occur almost anytime.
Comfortable walking shoes
Finally, we recommend choosing a pair of comfortable walking shoes when it comes to knowing what to wear to a baseball game.
Inevitably, you’ll end up walking a bit, and wearing comfortable shoes will help you avoid bone spurs and sore feet at the night’s end.
We recommend sticking with a simple pair of walking shoes. These shoes are effortless to put on and comfortable and can be found in most of our closets, so putting them on shouldn’t be a problem.