What to Wear to Summer Sporting Events

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Whatever the occasion, the dress code is our priority here at Slaters. With Summer well underway, it means this seasons major sporting events are just around the corner. So, it’s time to start shopping around for the perfect attire for each occasion, but what do you wear for each event?

Keep reading to find out from the top trendsetters and stylists here at Slaters, what outfits you should be putting together for all the different sporting occasions you’ve got coming up.

Wimbledon – 3rd – 16th July

 One of the most anticipated events of Summer, Wimbledon is full of famous faces, so it’s essential that if you’ve managed to bag a ticket to one of the matches, that you’re dressed to impress in the right attire.

Before we get into what you should be wearing this season, here’s a quick run down of the laws when it comes to dress code at Wimbledon (after all, if you’re attending, you’ll want to be well clued up).

True Wimbledon tradition states that all players must wear white, and all umpires, line judges and stewards should be in a dark green and purple blazer.

But don’t worry if those aren’t your colours, as long as you’re dressed appropriately, you don’t need to be in all white. We’re hoping for some sun over Wimbledon this year (check here for up to date forecasts) so we’d recommend one of our linen suits, available in navy and stone, to help you inkeep with classic tennis tournament trends, as well as keeping you cool and making you look effortlessly good.

linen suits for wimbledon

Linen Suits For Wimbledon

London Anniversary Games – 9th July / World Championships 4th – 13th August

Athletics are coming back to London this summer, and if you’re lucky enough to attend, it’s a great occasion to bring out your favourite ‘smart casual’ looks (and you will get to see Usain Bolt’s last run in the UK, which is pretty cool too).

Jeans are totally acceptable for this kind of occasion, and we love pairing either a casual shirt or a smart polo top with the look, to keep it casually cool.

Smart trainers like Converse will finish the look off nicely.

Cricket – Throughout Summer

 A true Cricket fan won’t just have great concentration and longevity, but top style.

Dotted around sporting Landmarks of England, this year’s Cricket calls for smart but comfortable looks unless you and the boys have a fancy dress outfit planned for the T20.

If your attending Lords then a full suit and tie is recommended however for all other venues we recommend a collared shirt, you can play it cool and go tie-less with an open collar or style it with a trendy floral pattered tie.  We suggest choosing a pair of casual trousers such as chinos for both comfort and style.

how to dress for cricket

How to Dress for Cricket

British Grand Prix – 16th July

The Summer months see the Grand Prix calendar race into Britain, with Silverstone hosting the British Grand Prix on 16th July.

Over the last few years the weekend weather at Silverstone has been very unpredictable with sunshine through qualifying and rain during the race. As your packing for a lively weekend away we recommend a pair of cargo shorts, perfect for keeping your camera, wallet and phone safe. You can pair it with one of our Lambretta Harrington Jackets, as they are lightweight and can keep you dry should you end up in a short sharp shower.

Tour of Britain – 3rd – 10th September

Cycling is an event that is bound to draw a crowd, so make sure you standout in style (and we don’t mean in a Super Mario or Luigi Costume) if you decide to join in on the fun, cheering the cyclists along.

How to dress for outdoor events like the Tour of Britain is totally weather dependant, so make your fashion choices wisely on the morning of the event.

Shorts and a plain round neck t-shirt are our choice should the sun be shining as it is likely you will be viewing the peloton from a number of view points so a casual look makes it easier to move around without getting too warm.

how to dress for the cycling

How to Dress for the Cycling

Badminton World Championships – 21st – 27th August

The badminton world championships are in our home town of Glasgow this August so you can guarantee the Slaters’ team will be the first to attend, but what will we be wearing?

Badminton is a casual occasion, so a pair of jeans and a t-shirt or polo shirt are totally acceptable.

So that is the Slaters guide on how to dress for some of the top sport events coming up this Summer across the UK.

If you take any of our styling tips on board, or if you’re sporting a Slaters piece this Summer, send us a snap on Instagram or let us know on Twitter.


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