What's Your Wimbledon Style?
We love those rare times when athletics meet fashion. Although officially Wimbledon is a sporting event, the spectators' attire is often scrutinised as much as the serves. This year's Wimbledon runs from June 29 until the finals on July 12. Getting seats is a bit of a doozy, but the steps to acquiring a few seats are broken down on the official site. You can queue for tickets in the worst-case scenario - which isn't as bad as it sounds. It can take up to 4 hours, but the queue goes around the grassy grounds, so we recommend to picnic-as-you-wait with a bottle of rosé and a basket of food as most do. If you're not as fussed about the games, you can also easily gain ground entry, take in the atmosphere and (tastefully) flaunt your outfit. 'Wimbledon style' falls in this very niche gap of daytime smart-casual - which attendees all interpret differently. We've identified 4 key trends:
Classic in White A Wimbledon failsafe, the hue of the sport's traditional gear has naturally trickled into courtside style. Kate Beckinsale, Kim Sears and the Duchess of Cambridge champion this look.
Dark and Defiant At the opposite end of the spectrum, nothing says "Yes I'm at Wimbledon, but I'm doing my own thing" like a somewhat unconventional dark ensemble in the vein of Alexa Chung, Keira Knightley and Michelle Dockery.
Faithful to Florals Traditional florals are also a safe bet when it comes cracking the tennis spectator code. Kim Sears, fashion royalty Anna Wintour, and Mollie King demonstrate.
Standout Stripes Prefer to stand out from the crowd yet still keep within day-appropriate? You will in timeless stripes as this spectator from the 60s and Mollie King.
Now for those seats...
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