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CF's Summer Guide

What To Wear: The Wimbledon Edit

As Wimbledon kicks off today, we serve the ultimate style inspiration for tennis’ most glamorous fortnight.

If you are of the lucky few spectating during tennis’s most lauded event of the year, you’ll want to look the part. Whilst there is no specific dress code, looking chic with a nod to quintessential British style is the order of the day. Pristine whites are always welcome, as are smart accessories to ensure you’re prepared for the unpredictable weather.

If you’re inspired to hit the courts yourself, there are an array of fashion-forward sportwear pieces to ensure you’re looking your A game too.


THE TENNIS DRESS

We are rather obsessed with the exclusive Loretta Caponi and KOIBIRD collaboration: the summer dresses and playsuits are just the right amount of quirky. This linen dress, complete with embroidered tennis rackets and racket-embossed buttons, comes with matching shorts to be worn underneath. Practical, yet chic.

THE TENNIS SHOES

STAUD's third collaboration with New Balance has dropped at just the right time. It's a colourful and fashion-leaning as you'd expect from the LA-based label, but suitable for a range of sports too. We have our sights firmly set on these suede and mesh trainers to look chic on and off the court.

THE KIT

If maintaining your fashion credentials is your number one priority at all times, you'll be glad to learn that some of our favourite luxury labels are branching out into sports equipment too. Saint Laurent's Rive Driote collection has you covered from surfing to snowboarding – this tennis racket, in collaboration with Wilson is super smart. Likewise, Anya Hindmarch can always be relied upon for playful accessories. These personalised tennis balls will avoid any confusion.

THE CABLE-KNIT

A versatile cable-knit is perfect for throwing on post-match, and this one from Polo Ralph Lauren is spun from the softest yarn. The cropped, relaxed silhouette is super modern and works well for off-duty weekend dressing too.

THE SMART SEPARATES

One of our favourite resortwear labels, Marysia, has just unveiled a sportswear line exclusively with NET-A-PORTER. Whether opting for a classic white tennis dress (enough to convert even the most reluctant of players) or modern separates, all items boast the signature scalloped-hem that easily identify the luxury brand.

THE NEW LABEL TO KNOW...

Responding to the rise and rise in the allure of athleisure EXEAT is a new luxury tennis label that looks chic on and off court. The fit is superlative, with sculpted invisible seams, and sharp pleats with a high-fashion energy.

THE DRESS

An understated white dress looks effortlessly polished. We love the contrasting navy accents and gold buttons of this Maje dress, which add points of interest. Simply pair with a chic pump and smart blazer to complete the look.

THE CO-ORD

Co-ords are a modern alternative to head-to-toe white.This linen duo will keep you cool in the heat, and the separate pieces are hard-working, meaning they're easy to style individually with the rest of your wardrobe.

THE SUMMER JACKET

A neutral blazer is an investment piece you won't regret buying and works with myriad summer outfit options. Stay comfortable when the temperature drops with this Blazé Milano number; we love the matching shorts too.

THE FOOTWEAR

Stiletto heels are a no no, but a dainty kitten heel or simple wedge will elevate any look. You can't go wrong with Spanish label Castañer's espradrille wedges; they are a hot-weather stalwart.

 

THE ACCESSORIES

We like any excuse to wear a sun hat and Helen Kaminski's raffia Panama, with a feminine blue band, is timelessly elegant. Tennis is very much a spectator's sport and a perfect opportunity for a little people-watching in the crowd. These Saint Laurent glasses will protect against any late-afternoon glare, and help you go incognito too.

Image Credit: Staud X New Balance campaign.

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