Looking for that perfect soccer mom outfit or to give your current soccer mom outfits a boost? Read on to check out 13 recommendations for Tops, Bottoms, Outerwear and Shoes; comfy and casual outfits to help moms win while watching their kids sports. Attending sports events (with the right outfit!) is always fun whether your child is a rookie on the new travel soccer team or a seasoned veteran.
I know, you’re becoming that stereotypical soccer mom, socializing with other parents on the sidelines, pulling out your chair, and donning your soccer mom outfit. But since you’re now becoming a seasoned soccer mom (you now have all of the answers and your kids have the best gear), comfort and practicality are right on up there next to style.
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What Exactly is a Soccer Mom Outfit?
A soccer mom outfit is simply the comfortable and casual clothing that moms wear while attending their kid’s soccer games or other sporting events. They could include athletic tops, shorts, leggings, joggers, sneakers, cozy sweaters, shorts, etc. The idea is to choose outfits that allow moms to be comfortable while remaining fashionable.
Here is a list of 13 soccer mom outfits that are comfortable and trendy and can be easily mixed and matched throughout seasons.
Cold Weather Tops
These moisture-wicking pullovers block wind and are great for layering. Long sleeves and thumb holes provide warmth as well as sun protection. Quarter zips are also great because they can be dressed down with joggers and leggings or dressed up with jeans and a vest. I love the gray blue color of this one and this navy one.
Thermal Waffle Knits
For frigid early morning tournaments, I rely on a thermal waffle knit top. The honeycomb texture traps heat while the buttons provide a sophisticated touch. Throw a jacket over a beige one of these or a black one of these and you’re set for the soccer sidelines.
Hot Weather Tops
Breathable Tank Tops
For scorching afternoons on the field, I love a fitted athletic tank. Racerback and strappy styles allow maximum airflow so you stay cool under the pressure of a tense game. Opt for an athletic one like this or a fun one like this.
Moisture-Wicking Sun Shirt
After a full day of sitting in the sun at a soccer tournament, you realize that you need sun protection on your arms. Sun shirts are a soccer mom staple. The breathable material is lightweight, and you don’t have to worry about constantly re-applying sunscreen.
Now that we’ve covered the tops, we can move along to the bottoms. These are my go-to picks.
Yoga Pants with Side Pockets
Nowadays, yoga pants are the new uniform of sporting events, but with good reason. While constantly standing up and sitting down, you want a pair of leggings that look good but are also comfortable and flexible. Add in some side pockets for your phone and credit card and you’re all set for the sidelines. My favorite lulu dupes are these in dark, slenderizing colors.
Joggers with Tapered Ankles
If you’ve worn leggings every. single. weekend and you’re thinking you should step it up a bit, slip on some joggers. A bit more polished than traditional sweats with their tapered ankle and smooth fabric, joggers are the perfect comfort alternative to leggings. Some brands are made with a nylon fabric while other are made with a softer cotton fabric.
Straight Leg Jeans
Maybe you have to go somewhere straight from the soccer field and joggers won’t cut it. A modern straight leg jean is a great option that can be dressed down with slip-on sneakers and a hoodie for the sidelines and then dressed up with booties and a moto jacket once you leave the field. A dark wash color pairs well with any top. A frayed, lighter wash jean is also a trendy soccer mom staple.
Linen Blend Shorts
Travel soccer is wonderful on those crisp fall mornings, but let’s not forget about those humid summer afternoons when you’re sweating before you even make it to the field. In these situations, breezy linen shorts are perfect for staying cool in the heat. Pair them with a casual tee and it doesn’t matter how much you sweat because at least you’ll look chic while staying cool. These are my go-tos in dark gray. I also love these in khaki.
An essential part of any soccer mom outfit is the outerwear. Rain, wind and frigid temperatures are no strangers to a wide open soccer field. Below are a few of my layering essentials that I always have in a bag or in my car.
Packable Quilted Jacket or Vest
A lightweight diamond-quilted coat is great because it’s waterproof, warm and can be stashed in a bag or back of a car. Below are a few options I like. Vests are great too for those in between temperatures. I love my white vest because it pairs well with just about anything.
Quilted jackets are great for chilly mornings, but sometimes you need something lighter that has a hood. Introduce the windbreaker. These jackets are great for humid games where you’re worried you may get rained on midway through the game.
If I had to name one article of clothing that I wear the most to my child’s soccer games it would be my sweater jacket. Man, I love it. It’s so easy to throw on and pairs well with any bottom. It makes me feel like I’m wrapped in a blanket, all cozy during those early morning or late evening games.
The right sneakers or boots can make all the difference when you’re trekking through muddy fields or navigating icy bleachers. Here are my picks for every type of weather.
Warm Weather Footwear
Leather Slip-On Sneakers
For warmer temps, I opt for slip-ons that easily slide on and off. I tend to gravitate towards leather and varying shades of whites, but really any comfy slip on will do. These are two of my favorites.
Cold/Wet Weather Footwear
Waterproof Duck Boots
Duck boots have sturdy rubber soles, waterproof uppers and insulating lining so you stay warm and dry. There’s nothing worse than your socks getting wet on the way to the field and you have to wait 90 minutes to dry them out. Waterproof boots are a must in winter and for early games where dew coats the grass.
Being a soccer mom is a wonderful whirlwind of activity. This guide will prepare you for the season in style and comfort no matter the weather. The key is mixing practical athletic pieces with versatile casual layers and accessories. With the right sporty-chic outfits, you can show off your sidelines fashion game while still being comfortable and prepared for anything the day brings.
Here’s to a winning season ahead!