With summer polo season well underway, our Sundays are way more fun than they used to be. Who attended #SundayFunDay “Opening Day” at their polo club? We sure did! We’re here to heavily promote your attendance at these ultra suave horse games, not only because they involve drinking vino all afternoon (this is true) but also because they are high fashion social events that attract the most stylish ladies and gents in town. Sounds like a blast, right? Totally is!
Now down to the nit and grit of it…what to wear to a polo match? (By the way, this isn’t the races…significant difference!) We recommend pretty sun dresses in floral prints or clean white, long silk maxi dresses, dresses or skirts with short-front long-back hems, vibrant or pastel hues, wide brim hats – not the ones that Kate Middleton wears to events in England, but rather the kind that Beyonce sports in St. Barts – and of course, statement sunglasses that turn heads.
Regarding shoes, never NEVER wear stilettos. Stilettos are for those who don’t know any better. Pull out your summer wedges or slip your feet into embellished sandals. You see, the polo games take place on grass…which grows atop dirt, which means if you arrive in stilettos you will sink into the ground with each step and people will stare. Another reason why you will want a flat soled shoe is because at half-time you get to parade into the middle of the polo field for “divot stomping” – an event that enables you to stomp grass back into the dirt that the horses kicked up during the game. It’s really fun!
Below, we’ve put together some style photos from Opening Day at The San Diego Polo Club in Rancho Santa Fe, California to inspire you to dress up for the next polo game in Bridgehampton, Westchester, Meadowbrook, Las Colinas, Oak Brook, Palm Beach, Myopia, Santa Maria, Eldorado, or Chantilly. Leave a comment below with your favorite look and definitely tweet us a pic of your outfit from the next polo match you attend.