Being the smart cookie that I am, I know better than to complain about commuting to the Sharks game in the rain. After all, many of my Pink Puck sisters are braving blizzards and frigid conditions that far out-due the rainy weather that Northern California has seen this past week.

Nonetheless, train-ing from the greater San Francisco area down to San Jose whilst wielding an umbrella can be rather cumbersome, and by the time I reached the game on Thursday night–although I do believe I achieved braving the weather and still looking adorbs–I was almost a little too tired to do anything but actual hockey-related work.

But but fear not fashion nuts! The wet weather didn’t put such a damper on my Saturday excursion to the Tank for the Sharks-Coyotes tilt. So here goes:


Remember the Cake song “Short Skirt/Long Jacket” That’s kind of a good way to describe this one. Black H&M shift dress with opaque black tights, and a super long cardigan over it. Confession: I stole this Victoria’s Secret mauve-taupe-leopard wrap from my mom. (What can I say, she has good taste.) Knowing your proportions is the key to making such an outfit work. Your skirt/dress should hit about mid-thigh and the cardigan–whether it drapes or is long all the way around–shouldn’t fall past your calf, because then you risk looking like you’re standing in a hole. And really, you don’t want to be dragging your cardi on the dressing room floor, that’s just a hot mess all around.

I broke up all that black with a super spiffy pair of Isola ballet flats. They have this purple-and-green hologram effect on top of a black leopard print. So what if nobody else notices that they sparkle–you should always have happy feet!


Top it off with some bitchin’ jewelry and a blowout, and this gameday look is good to go, rain or shine.


Until the next puck drops,
The Girl In The Black Tights

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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