If you have read my about me section you will know that I am a passionate football fan. I attend all of Manchester City’s home games and occasional away games at home and abroad.
I first attended local football matches around the age of 4 when my dad used to take me. I started to go and watch Manchester City after I left school at 16. That is a lot of years!
The English football season runs from mid August through to mid May. This takes us through the darkest months of winter, often venturing out in all weather conditions. I thought I’d talk about my suggestions for appropriate clothing to wear on chilly days.
The main rule is to layer up when it’s very cold and wear sturdy comfortable footwear.
On the coldest of days this is a must. Thankfully there are many styles on the market and it’s easily found in supermarkets, high street stores like Next and Primark. Last winter Primark sold fur lined black leggings. These are the warmest item I have ever found and outwardly there are no signs of the fur. Thermal underwear looks quite stylish these days.
On chilly and cold days a good coat or long jacket is necessary. My choice is a long warm padded coat with a hood. One that is showerproof but not waterproof. I state a long coat as sitting in a concrete stadium on a plastic seat for around 2 hours can get very cold. If yur coat is long it protects you from a cold seat, keeps your thighs warm and if it is a wet day and you have to walk from your car or public transport your bottom half can get very wet. A long coat provides some protection, there is nothing worse than sitting through a game with wet jeans/leggings. A hood provides protection from wind and rain, large umbrella’s are not allowed inside football grounds. I wear a thick padded and belted coat from Marks and Spencer Per Una range that I have had for a couple of years now. Here is a similar one I would recommend
As I said earlier layering is ideal. As well as thermal layers I tend to wear another couple on top, perhaps a warm fleece shirt and then a cardigan or sweater/sweatshirt. This helps trap air and keep warmth in. I wear a festive jumper bought in the team colours at matches over the Christmas period.
Thick soled comfortable shoes or boots are ideal. The thick sole try to minimise cold creeping in from cold concrete flooring. I wear Ugg Bonham Chelsea boots, like these, with jeans or knee length leather boots over my leggings. Needless to say thick socks are essential. In snowy conditions wellies are perfect.
Hat and scarf
Needless to say many fans wear their teams colours as a scarf and/or a hat. This is what I do when it turns cold.
So if you area female who is contemplating attending a football match in winter, either with friends, partners or children I hope my suggestions were helpful.
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