As well as sunny days and exotic getaways, one of our favourite things about the summer is Wimbledon. This year, the iconic tennis tournament takes place from 3rd July – 16th July 2017 and — like every year — we’ll be tuning in at home to cheer on Andy Murray as he competes for his third champion title.
But what about those lucky people who have managed to grab themselves a ticket? How do you plan the perfect outfit for the world’s favourite tennis event? Here, we share our tips for getting your look just right.
In the past, Wimbledon had a strict dress code. However, recent years have seen this relax, with only fashion extremes now not making the cut — we’re talking ripped jeans and dirty trainers.
If watching years of Wimbledon has taught us anything, it’s that smart casual reigns supreme. Effortlessly bridging the gap between laidback looks and formal attire, it’s a look that’s favoured by tennis WAG royalty Kim Murray and famous onlookers like Sienna Miller. However, you’ll need to consider practicality too, as the British weather is ever-changeable.
For overcast days, turn to tailoring — a lightweight jacket and trousers are perfect choices. In case the sun makes an appearance, wear a vest or sleeveless blouse underneath so you’re prepared for every eventuality.
If the forecasts are in your favour, wear clothing that will keep you cool, like sundresses, tailored shorts and lightweight tops. When the sun sets, throw over a cover-up— cardigans or lightweight jackets are great choices.
Wimbledon is an event where you’ll largely be seated, so you can take your pick from a host of footwear styles. If you do plan on wearing heels, choose a mid-height pair — they’re less formal than sky-scraping stilettos. These Stuart Weitzman Studyhall mules are the ideal choice:
Of course, you don’t have to wear heels — summer sandals are a great choice as long as you stay clear from casual flip flops, which will conflict with your overall smart casual look. These Stuart Weitzman Student flat mules have all of the glamour of their heeled counterparts with none of the height — perfect!
When it comes to Wimbledon, sun hats are a no-go. They might be a huge trend, but floppy sunhats can block the views of the people behind you, so they’re often frowned upon. Sunglasses are a much better option, as you can shield your eyes from the sun and still catch all of the action on the court.