If you’re lucky enough to be heading to Wimbledon to watch the tennis, or just looking for some fresh summer style ideas, our stylists have served up five top tips, from some great British brands.
1: Smart Shoes
Embrace the loafer, Sons of London handcraft these definitive Double Monk Straps from rich brown suede. A great option with light tone, or navy trousers.
2: The Jeans Rule
Yes, jeans are allowed (outside the members’ area at centre court …) but you may want to opt for cooler and smarter look in the London heat. Try linen-mix trousers or smart chinos like these Spoke London navy ‘Sharps’. The mix-match suit and jacket also work well for summer events, don’t be afraid to match a blue blazer with light trousers, or vice-versa.
Cotton-Chambray dress shirts are breathable and light options for summer heat. Smyth & Gibson’s shirts are cut by hand in Northern Ireland and pride themselves in British manufacturing heritage. Check out their extensive range of light summer tones, perfect for dressing up or down:
4: Just Not All White
Resist the temptation to serve up an all-white attire – make a compromise with light, beige shorts or a pale blue shirt. You can add pops of colour elsewhere; with your socks or your shirt. When it comes to your socks, of course we always recommend our own! Try our Olde Turquoise Socks for the perfect pop of cool blue colour.
Avoid the squinting facial expressions and do what the celebs at Centre Court do – pick a fine pair of shades. Finlay & Co’s ‘Chiltern’ are an easy-win shade choice for all face shapes – the tortoise frame with brown-white lenses work pair perfectly with our Wimbledon 2017 look.
We’re particularly excited about British sport all round this week. While Andy Murray battles to retain his Wimbledon title, the British & Irish Lions take on the All Blacks in their final test. Remember to set your alarms on Saturday, enjoy a hearty breakfast, and pick out your lucky socks. It’s going to be downright smashing!