The Sharks‘ longest home stand of the season meant lots of time at the rink, which of course meant lots and lots of outfits to dream up to wear on game night. A long stretch of home tilts to attend isn’t just good for the hockey-lovers soul — it also caters to little reporters that have a little too much fun picking and choosing what fun ensemble to sport come puck drop.

A long homer with several games to attend means I could play with styles, colors — heck even different printed tights! Interestingly enough, right at the start of this seven-game stretch, I became very inspired by springy, minimalist fashion: cardigans, slim skirts, subtle prints and matchy-matchy jewelry. All paired, of course, with my go-to ballet flats and a great pair of stockings!

Here’s the model I used for what would end up being four-games-worth of outfits.


The Cardigan: Hockey is a jacket sport, and sporting a lighter sweater no doubt requires that you bring a heavy bomber to the game with you. That being said, a short, lady-like cardigan is very wearer-friendly for game night. While lighter, more-filmy wraps are fun for a night on the town, go with a thicker knit sweater to wear in the box. I like H&M’s “BASIC” cardigan — yes, they call their separates “BASIC” and frankly I’m too busy to care about the label — for their quality and color variety. Your cardy can be the statement piece in your ensemble or a single color, depending on the pattern of your skirt and what you choose to wear underneath said sweater.

The Shell: Wearing camisoles to work can be tricky. First, because it’s cold! Secondly, because you don’t want to wear anything too risqué that will make others question your professionalism, or worse, get you into trouble. I stick with GAP scoop neck tees that are cute without being too low-cut, come in a wide variety of colors, and are super soft. Bonus — they’re form-fitting enough to tuck into your skirt without bunching.

The Skirt: High-waisted, slim fit but not hip-hugging, and should hit about mid-thigh. Brandy Melville is the absolute go-to for this style, although H&M “BASIC” has a wide variety as well.






The “Arm Party”: It’s no secret that I have just as much fun picking out my jewelry as I do picking out my outfits. This go-round I focused on different combinations of both brass knuckle and midi rings, but kept to smaller styles. (Yes, those are skulls, which were an absolute must when the Sharks hosted Metallica Night. But notice that I left out the extra big skeleton rings and kept it minimal!) The only bit of jewelry that I let go a little large was my watch — I’m rather obsessed with big menswear watches. Choose a bracelet or two to match your time piece and you’re out the door!

That should do until the team returns next weekend. I’m going to go curl up on the couch and enjoy my hockey whilst sporting sweats for the rest of the week.

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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