Thursday, September 20, 2012 are attending the Ryder Cup.

Loving this question, sent to us by a reader in Montana!  Here is her inquiry:

"How about What to Wear When you're going to the Ryder Cup in Chicago (or other such fashionable sporting event) in 2 weeks time with your husband and his colleagues, clients and Other Very Important People. And be able to walk around."

The key to the outfit has already been stated: "be able to walk around".  This is an outside golf event during which attendees might walk the course, visit a corporate tent for lunch, etc.  

We need to start with the shoes.  If the weather is good, ballet flats, comfortable wedges, or non-sport sneakers (like Superga sneakers) are perfectly acceptable.  If the weather is not cooperating OR the ground is really wet and soft, think about a pair of fashionable wellington boots (Hunter for example) with pants tucked in.  Whatever you do, make sure they are known by you to be comfortable.  In this reader's situation (with husband's colleagues & clients), I would skip traditional sneakers and tennis shoes.

Now, let's focus on the outfit.  Golf tournaments tend to be preppy, conservative events. Think lots of guys in golf shirts, khaki pants or shorts, and windbreakers.  Anything really trendy will be out of place especially with business colleagues in the mix; while leather is hot for fall, it's really wrong on the links.  Since it will be late September, pick a pair of cropped or long cotton pants.  Personally I rule out jeans, and skirts and dresses at this time of year aren't the best choices.

Next, a collared shirt, or if it's cooler outside, sweater layers with a scarf.  A scarf adds a layer of warmth that can be removed and tied around your handbag strap as the day warms.  Do not underestimate the usefulness of a scarf!  

If it's cooler weather, top your outfit with a cute jacket or raincoat.  Keep your accessories light - don't wear 'noisy' jewelry that might distract a competitor in their backswing.  Take along a medium sized handbag in which to store your sunglasses (or a small umbrella) or drape your jacket over if the day warms up.  If you are feeling really cheeky and the sun is out, add a cute fedora.  Totally chic! 

Check out the looks I put together on Polyvore.  Hope this inspires you! Fore! ~ JH

W2WW: Attending a Golf Tournament

Acne sweater

$24 -

James Perse knit top

Mango cotton shirt



MICHAEL Michael Kors michael kor
$235 -

J.Crew capri pants

Striped pants

Hunter boots
$165 -

Hunter boots

Superga sneaker

Tory Burch wedge shoes

Frye ballet flat

Madewell ballet flat



Hermès enamel jewelry

Tiffany Co tiffany co

J Crew fedora hat


Parker Blue scarve

Ray-Ban ray ban sunglasses


  1. THANK YOU LADIES for this post. I am ready to hit the links in Chicago this weekend. GO USA!

  2. Thank you very much for the necessary information being shared here regarding the golf Accessories.
    It's good.

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  3. Thanks for this tips. I love the mixed and match of the items above. Looks perfect for the occasion. Also go here: Golf Apparel for more ideas.