With all of the home games in November, Winter was nice enough to let me cover yesterday afternoon’s game between the Bruins and the Hurricanes. I’m used to covering games in the AHL where the press areas are much smaller and the outfits are much more casual. A usual game day outfit for me consists of skinny jeans (or colored pants) and a sweater. There are usually only a couple of us there and it’s unusual to get someone dressed up.

Of course, the NHL is entirely different. They have a whole level dedicated to media, scouts, and other personnel. The dress code is a little different too. You can’t show up in jeans and a sweater to call it a day. One rule is the same, though. Don’t wear the colors of the opposing team. I was lucky enough to cover a game last season as well and through a series of events, that game ended up being against the Lightning. I had planned the perfect outfit but the problem? It was blue and royal blue. So, I had to come up with a different outfit and save that outfit for a later day. This time, against the Carolina Hurricanes, there was no issue of colors.

Press Level Fashion

The Outfit:
Black button sweater – Target
Black ribbed long sleeve – Target
Royal blue pencil skirt – Macy’s
Black tights – Target
Black ankle booties – DSW

I can’t remember the pricing, but since most of it comes from Target I would assume it was not that expensive. Another tip for press level (at least in Boston): bring a sweater! Seriously, it’s cold up there even though you’re so far from the ice. Make sure you layer.

A New England girl, born and raised, Jessica Higham has grown up loving few things more than hockey. Although she has never considered herself to be a good skater, she fell in love with hockey back when boys still had cooties and that love has only grown since. She genuinely wishes she had been alive to enjoy ‘Miracle on Ice’ and considers it to be one of the greatest moments in US history. Nothing compares to the feeling of September coming and signaling the start of a new season, complete with a whole new set of ups and downs. After having been an avid reader and occasional writer, Jessica wanted to try putting the two loves together and writing about hockey. Aside from hockey, Jessica also loves music, going to concerts, animals, and walking on the beach. Email: jessica@thepinkpuck.com @JessicaHigham

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