As I mentioned in my previous post about soccer mom outfits, you admittedly love watching your child be a part of this travel soccer team. While you could do without the long drives to far away fields in less than ideal weather, you have gladly accepted your new normal of spending hours each weekend on the soccer sidelines.
So while you’re out here on the sidelines supporting your kids in their journey, you not only want clothes that are comfortable and trendy, but you also want to accessorize in a practical and stylish way. With travel soccer spanning nearly all 4 seasons, you want accessories that are stylish and functional.
So you may now ask, what accessories do soccer moms wear? Well, look no further. Below is a list of 14 soccer mom accessories that are essential to making your game day experience a success.
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There’s something about becoming a mother that makes you have a bag for every situation in life. Becoming a travel sports mom kicks the bag collection into high gear because you never want to forget an essential item while you’re gone for a weekend long tournament. Below is my list of favorites for staying organized in style.
Leather Crossbody Bag
A hands-free crossbody bag is great for keeping the essentials secure while still being able to set up a chair, hold a travel coffee mug and other important tasks. Both of these options come in multiple colors and sizes.
Nylon Backpack Purse
Just like the crossover bag, a lightweight nylon backpack purse is a great way to carry the essentials while keeping your hands free. You will soon realize that along with your purse, you’ll also have to carry your chair, travel coffee, water bottle, blanket, umbrella and other miscellaneous items to the fields. I love the pom pom zipper on this one.
While small backpacks are great for carrying the bare essentials, sometimes you just want an open bag on your arm where you can easily throw all those smaller miscellaneous items. A compact tote like this with front slip pockets holds essentials like phone, wallet and snacks for quick trips to practice. Or a monogrammed one like this that stands up is another great option.
This size tote fits everything you need for a day long tournament- blanket, water bottle, snacks, extra layers, swag, etc. And the neoprene material makes it easy to clean spills and stains. I love all the fabric options on this one! If you have to go from field to dinner, I would opt for this one.
Sometimes no matter how much you want to pack light, there’s no way around carrying a large tote. These totes are great because they stands up on their own, are all large enough to carry layers, snacks, a blanket and an umbrella, and the larger ones can collapse.
Hats are just as essential as bags because nature’s elements can be brutal on the exposed soccer field. A cute hat keeps the sun off your face and adds warmth on frigid days. These are my stylish picks for year-round wear.
Warmer Weather Hats
A trucker hat provides shade from the sun with its mesh back panel and wide brim. They’re fun to wear and cover messy hair when that morning game is a little too early. They’re also great goodie bag gifts to give to players or other moms. I love this camo one and this one with the high ponytail opening.
If trucker hats aren’t your thing, a fitted baseball cap is also a great look for those early morning games when showering isn’t in the cards. I love the understated irony of this hat, and with so many colors, you can’t go wrong.
Cooler Weather Hats
Pom Pom Beanies
After sweating on the sidelines all fall, I welcome a little chill in the air. Bring on the puffy vest and pom pom beanie with a side of coffee, and I’m ready to be a soccer mom. There’s something whimsical about a pom pom that makes watching from the sidelines a little happier.
Sunglasses are an easy way to bring the bling to an otherwise normal athleisure outfit. While there are hundreds of different styles that you could sport on the sidelines, wayfarers and aviators strike a nice soccer mom balance between sophistication and practicality.
Ray-Ban style wayfarers never go out of style. Whether you prefer a thicker acetate frame or the lightweight plastic frame, the wayfarer style is practical and classic. Invest in the original like these or opt for durability in these.
If the wayfarer style isn’t your thing or if you’re more of a Top Gun enthusiast than a Risky Business, try mirrored aviators. Equally as classic and durable, aviators are another great option to jazz up your soccer mom outfit.
Other Practical Bling
While I’ve covered the basics of soccer mom accessories, there’s still room for other fun accessories top off your soccer mom style. These are my must-have extras for year-round games.
An infinity scarf is great because it not only adds a pop of color, it provides lightweight warmth during those chilly games. Scarves are small so they’re easy to throw in a tote. They’re a great way to add some color to a dreary day, and they transition well from the soccer sidelines to a post game dinner. I love this leopard print one as well as this scarf with a built in zippered pocket.
Initial Pendant Necklaces
A personalized initial pendant necklace dresses up your casual sideline outfits in seconds. Go for your first initial or your child(ren)’s first initial. The pendant also makes a thoughtful coach gift idea or team mom gift.
Travel Size Umbrella
Inevitable, the far away the soccer fields are from the parking lot, the greater the chance of getting caught in a rainstorm. Throw a compact umbrella in your bag for emergency purposes. Polka dots or bright colors are a fun way to add a little bling to your rainstorm.
When frigid temps make you question why you signed your child up for a travel soccer team, slide on some cozy fleece-lined gloves so you can still cheer him on in comfort without getting frostbite. I love a good pop of cheetah print flair.
Sitting on the sidelines of a soccer tournament doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. The key to accessorizing any soccer mom outfit is to prepare for all kinds of weather- sunny, rainy, windy, chilly, humid. Now that you have a guide to help you bring your bling to the field, go out and cheer on your soccer star!