Lets face it, team looks are great. But game days aren’t every day, occasionally the real world gets in the way. On these days, the desire to get dolled up often just isn’t in the cards; but a “to-do” list longer than all the Olympic hockey rosters combined is. For most of us, myself included, running errands is a prime time to pull on the leggings and a sweatshirt and call it a look.
It’s a look alright – but not a pretty one. The days that I choose this perfectly comfortable ensemble are the days that I run into everyone in my Roladex. Seriously, everyone. Ex-Boyfriend, doctor, the mean girl from high school, my 7th grade science teacher, a Boston Bruin, oh the list. That being said, on errand days I make zero effort, and look as though I actually made a conscious decision not to dress like a slob. I challenge you to do the same.
The key to the day is comfort and functionality; you wouldn’t run a marathon in stilettos, so why would you wear them to run errands? Pick a pair of ballet flats, cute sneakers, or a pair of colored Converse are always a good choice. It’s possible to wear comfortable, functional shoes without losing the fashionable aspect.
Skin tight jeans aren’t exactly the most comfortable option in the world. Wearing a pair of the “boyfriend” style and rolling the cuffs is a great alternative. The added pocket space on this style is a nice benefit, they give you some room for lists, your phone, etc.
Many of you probably have hockey t-shirts overflowing your dresser drawers. Who wouldn’t want to own a t-shirt from every team in the league? – It’s actually on my bucket list. But having someplace to wear them isn’t always the easiest problem to solve. Wearing a hockey t-shirt when out and about is a no-brainer. Our Pink Puck “I Prefer the Goalie” shirt is one of my favorites because it’s soft and functional and well, on occasion, I actually do prefer the goalie! Another fun option for the girl who has too many hockey shirts (if there really is such a thing), resurface them. We’ve done two different DIY’s to help you out, here and here.
Having to take off a giant winter parka is always such a process, and then finding somewhere to put it while you’re shopping is also an issue. Avoid it. Choose a lightweight cargo jacket, it’ll look cute and effortless while keeping your body temperature in check while you wait to check-out.
My favorite piece of the errand day outfit is a baseball cap. It covers up whatever type of hair I’m rocking and semi shields my face. This means 9 times out of 10 I can get away with a little blush and mascara instead of my usual makeup routine. My skin enjoys the breather and I enjoy the minimal amount of time it takes to get ready.
Lastly, if you’re heading out to run errands, you’ll probably need a set of keys. Why not spice up your keys with a fun keychain? We chose “What the Puck,” because generally that’s my attitude towards the rest of the consumer base. Marketplaces like Etsy have a wide variety of non-traditional chains to help showcase your hockey love on the run.
Be creative, sometimes the simplistic effortless look is just what the doctor ordered.