It may not be “The Happiest Place on Earth”, but Angels Stadium sure is close!
No literally, it’s so close that I’ve actually parked at Disneyland to go to Angels Stadium. Anaheim isn’t a very large city, but it does host Disney and a huge major league team, so it ranks pretty highly in my book! I’m not sure if this was a consideration when Gene Autry moved the team down to Orange County, but I’d be curious to find out.
Today’s Angels outfit is a bit of a throwback to the 70’s, complete with the currently trendy flared jeans made in Los Angeles. The detailing on the shoulders of the shirt inspired me to go this route, while giving a nod to the boho/surfy vibe that Southern California was so famous for in that era. Rather than slapping yet another logo-ed piece into the pairing, I chose a navy fedora to keep the look fresh. I’ve done multiple team pieces in one outfit in the past, but it needs to be done strategically, or else you end up looking like the mannequin at the team store. Don’t be that guy (or girl).
Instead of the obvious addition of an Angels piece of jewelry (and don’t get me started on MLB jewelry – that’s a rant for another day) I included a simple initial ring with the team A in gold. Then I mixed metallics, and found a great silver wallet (team color!) to go in the red bucket bag, both locally made by some fantastic LA designers. Now often when wearing a flared jean, I find I instinctually reach for a wedge, but that made this whole look feel costumey, and not ballgame appropriate, so I found these wonderful red flats that are, you guessed it, made in the Los Angeles area. These add a punch of the team color while making the ensemble look thoughtfully styled, and not over the top. Now go ride California Screamin’ and the hop over to see those Halos play – you won’t regret it!