Summer events are in full swing and attending the tennis has again ranked highly in the stakes of seeing and being seen. This year, one of the most popular (and highly regarded) events to been seen at is the Australian Open in Melbourne. Melbourne's summer festival of tennis kicks off with the Kooyong Classic, followed quickly by the Aus Open Grand Slam at the historical Melbourne Olympic Park. There's a range of premium brands building elaborate activations to host their customers, media and celebs and one of those that we shared an afternoon with was Stella Artois. These guys hosted well and we were treated to a pre tennis lunch at very nice home in Toorak, before being transferred across to watch a few games from a custom designed viewing deck know as the Stella Artois Eastern Terrace.
Attending stylish summer events during the day can raise a few question marks when considering what to wear, so we've decided to detail a few tips to make it as easy as possible to put your best foot forward when hitting the courts.......to watch.
If you want to stand out and still be comfortable, follow these super simple styling tips:
1) Sports Jacket - Opt for a lightweight deconstructed jacket. Linen is a popular choice of fabric for the summer months. Classic tones such as cream linen, baby blues will be a popular choice this season.
2) Chinos / Linen Pants - Keep it light and bright. Popular colors of the season are white, cream & baby blue. Remember if your jacket is light you typically go for a darker trouser or vice versa.
3) Lose The Tie - Open shirts are the way forward for the tennis. It is regarded as a more casual event so losing the tie will give you more comfort and keep you looking cool.
4) Sunglasses - Tortoise shell glasses are the perfect style for your summer shades. Try brands Garrett Leight, Ray Ban & Thom Browne.
5) Sneakers or Loafers - Whether you're a fan or not no socks are still a popular summer choice. A simple white sneaker like Common Projects are a great smart casual look with chinos or if you want to add a little more class look at Edward Green Loafers.