Sunday, June 22, 2014
Summer WhitesNot just for Wimbledon
I’m not an avid fan of tennis generally, but I do take an interest in the British players at The Wimbledon Championships - Wimbledon being the oldest tennis tournament in the world and widely considered the most prestigious. I've never been to a Wimbledon tournament but given the unlikelihood of me securing a seat within the centre-court stadium, I’m quite content to watch it on television in the comfort of my own home and undoubtedly with a better view; sitting on Henman Hill has never appealed to me, especially with my pollen allergies!
So of course there are a number of Wimbledon traditions, two of which I have paid homage to this weekend: the strict dress code for the competitors to wear predominantly all-white, and the eating of strawberries and cream by the spectators; I’m not keen on cream on strawberries and that has nothing to do with me being a fanatical nutrition health freak.
Wearing an all-white outfit is a far cry from my usual get-up of black or dark hues, but this weekend I donned the white Zara slim-fit jeans, which are the most comfortable slim fit jeans I own (a high percentage of elastane makes all the difference, right?), and my simple white cotton vest top from Oasis. Conventional wisdom holds that you should only wear all-white to your wedding, but given I have no intention of getting married I've decided to reject this old-fashioned style edict. I think a fresh all-white ensemble is a classic summer trend and I would suggest when it comes to clothes the looser the better on very hot days - breezy white linen is my usual preference, and of course a pop of colour never hurts.
If you’re a Wimbledon fan, enjoy the next two weeks of tennis action.
Bag Kate Spade at Bicester
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