Get ready for the overpriced strawberries, the Chanel sunglasses and a youthful Cliff Richard singing on Court 1 while the rain falls over SW19 – Wimbledon fortnight is here.
What better reason to serve up a touch of chic to your Summer wardrobe than the annual tennis tournament?
To get you in the mood, here’s a snapshot of Wimbledon fashion since 1884 to present day – not sure Serena would be so agile and impressive in a corset, full length skirt and boater hat…. (see bottom row, centre left): you cannot be serious.
At Daisy Hill we’ve had fun pulling together some of the best Wimbledon inspired fashion around, from eco-fashion and organic stores that you will love.
PS See Wimbledon fashion through history, for more nostalgic photos and details of tennis history.
I’m a big fan of the capsule wardrobe – the ‘take-anywhere, work-with-anything’ essentials that are more flexible than your credit card and that coordinate like a dream.
But how do you make sure that you get the right pieces?
When choosing your signature jacket, look for natural fabrics with high thread counts, which will add style without the weight. An elegant cut is important – in caramel, white or dust grey, a jacket with relaxed tailoring is a must so no excuse not to look dapper.
2. Second, the top
Right now it’s raining over Daisy Hill in St Ives, Cornwall, but we’re hopeful that it won’t last – so we’re in the market for a lightweight top.
When the sun does return (and it will), we’ll be ready with a versatile smart white shirt that creates a perfect foundation for any Summer outfit.
3. Next you’ll need a skirt
Look for something that will skim the body and give you a great silhouette, day and night. A butter soft cotton A-line skirt is a future classic that you’ll wear year after year.
4. Then the trousers
Sharp lines work throughout the year, and Summer is no different. Go for a pair that give you work-to-play flexibility; a wide leg linen is a great staple.
Blocks of bright colours can liven up any outfit, and this pair of cute little poppy ballerina pumps from Camilla Norrback will raise the bar on your chic look.
So there are your five essentials that will have you stepping out blinking into the Summer sun in style.
Are you ready to sparkle? Don’t forget the glass of champagne.
PS Finally, accessories – keep that edgy look going by teaming your sharp neutral outfit with a blast of colour – this necklace from Karilea Glass on Etsy is perfect for a firey look.
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Check back next week to see just how ace tennis fashion can be with our Wimbledon special.