Wimbledon 2011 is just around the corner and whilst the focus might be on strawberries and cream, the weather and quarter final defeats for the British hopeful, there is one aspect of “tennis’ big fortnight” that often gets forgotten – the fashion.
Let’s be honest, if the likes of Ralph Lauren see it necessary to show their faces amongst the celebrities at Centre Court, then it’s fair to say that Wimbledon fashion is a big deal and if you are attending one of the most sophisticated events on the British sporting calendar, it is important to look the part.
Despite its status, there is actually no dress code at the All England Club (unless you’re lucky enough to be in the VIP sections) but it is still important to dress for the occasion – both for style and substance.
Most Wimbledon visitors love to make a statement and, with Wimbledon fortnight known for bringing out the best of the British summer (at least, from time to time), there’s no better way to do that with a stunning hat and spectacular sunglasses.
Keeping shaded from the sun, particularly if you’re going to be cheering on the big British hopeful on ‘Murray Mount’ is very important and this Woven Floppy Hat with Bow is just perfect. In a natural colour, it looks the part and will keep you in the shade throughout the day.
For something a little more modern and a little less outlandish, Diesel has come up with this great looking straw cap. With a raffia tie band which is embellished with a charm, it can work in almost any casual occasion.
With the hat sorted, it is time to complete the summer accessories with some statement sunglasses, and these Roberto Cavalli Metal Frame Sunglasses are right on trend. Featuring a cut-out detail to the sides, the metal frame features grooves for a textured finish with a subtle vintage feel.
Alternatively, Versace has come up with these fantastic looking Logo Arm Mask Sunglasseswhich perfectly compliment your summer outfit. These elegant and trendy sunglasses have a shapely lens that’s complemented by Versace logo branding to the side.
If you’re looking for a budget option, never fear. You can still spend very little and look the part amongst the Wimbledon crowds wearing something like these Diamante mask sunglasses. At just £14, these glasses will leave you with plenty of spare cash for strawberries, cream and Pimms on the lawn!
So sit back, soak up the sun and enjoy two weeks of world class tennis from SW19!