Menswear-for-her is, literally, a lady sportswriters bestie.

From structured blazers to tweed-y trousers to those lace-up oxfords that make even my size 9 feet look tiny. Ask around the rink, and I’ll bet that any lady you ask has some dudes’ duds in their closet.

My all-time favorite item that’s borrowed from the boys? The “boyfriend button-down.”

Being at the Tank four nights out of seven headed into the Olympic break, I was in need of something comfy, but also cute and a little bit classy. And having a few of these in my arsenal definitely achieves that.


I’m an absolute sucker for H&M button-downs, which also occasionally go on sale throughout the year. Their lightweight enough that you can layer them over a cami and skirt, or wear them solo with a pair of leggings.

For the Sharks Monday night contest against the Flyers I opted for a pinstriped button-down over a black bandage skirt, and opague black tights. I toughened up the look a but with a black leather jacket and a pair of moto boots that I got from TJMaxx for 15 bucks several years ago that still look like I just bought them.

PRO TIP: Pack a small zip-front sweatshirt in your purse that you can layer under your leather jacket during the game. It’ll keep you warm for 60 minutes of play, and then you can swap it out and sport the jacket on its own post-game.

Chelena Goldman grew up in a sports-obsessed family on a street where the boys played street hockey, so the life of a sportswriter is nothing but the perfect fit. The Bay Area native and fashion nut got her start covering the San Francisco Bulls of the ECHL, and has just entered her third season of covering the San Jose Sharks--newly for Bay Area sports hub She believes in dominance on the blue line, good red wine, and the theory that you can never be too overdressed for any occasion.



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