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Wimbledon 2016 Spectator Style Guide


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I played tennis for roughly sixteen years of my adolescent life, and watching Wimbledon 2016 gives me the overwhelming itch to jump back into the game. Nowadays, Wimbledon fashion is just as exciting as the matches themselves, and I love seeing what all the Royals and A-list celebrities are wearing. It’s interesting, too, because Wimbledon eased their spectator dress code in 2014 to allow non-ripped jeans, t-shirts, and open neck shirts, despite strictly enforcing all-white kit rules on players– which, fun fact, stirred up a lot of media speculation for Andre Agassi and his reputation for flashy tennis apparel. Fast forward to just two years later, and there’s actually no formal dress code for spectators at Wimbledon, even if you have a Debenture ticket for Centre Court– but seriously, as one of Britain’s most prestigious summer events, why on earth wouldn’t you want to dress up?

As a former Maria Sharapova wannabe, I always dreamed of gracing the grass courts of the All England Club in Wimbledon, England, and I was heartbroken when we didn’t have time for a tour during my last trip to London. So, until I can actually make it to Centre Court, pictures from Vogue and commentary from international magazines will have to as my Wimbledon style guide inspiration. Although most celebrities reserve their Sunday best for the men’s final match, which takes place today, July 10th, here are eleven of my favorite looks from this year’s and last year’s Wimbledon tournaments:

1. Rosamund Pike in optic white

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As I briefly mentioned earlier, the tennis players participating in Wimbledon must adhere to a very strict all-white dress code. Although spectators aren’t required to do the same, crisp white is most reminiscent of vintage Wimbledon style. Click here for a cool article from The News Daily about Wimbledon fashion through the ages. Recreate Rosamund Pike’s look here:

Wimbledon Style Guide, Wimbledon Fashion, Wimbledon 2016, Wimbledon, Stephanie Ziajka, Diary of a DebutanteLilly Pulitzer Dress, $198 | Vince Slip-On Sneakers, $195 | Zac Posen ‘Mini Eartha’ Crossbody Bag, $295 | Daniel Wellington Watch, $199 | BP Cat Eye Sunglasses, $12

2. The Duchess of Cambridge in bright yellow

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Of course Princess Kate is going to look classy wherever she goes, and Wimbledon is no exception. If a you want to stay within the “definitely appropriate” spectrum of the spectator dress code, a colorful, quarter-sleeved, well-fitted sheath dress is the way to go. Get Kate Middleton’s look for less here:

Wimbledon Style Guide, Wimbledon Fashion, Wimbledon 2016, Wimbledon, Stephanie Ziajka, Diary of a DebutanteTahari Lace Sheath Dress, $138 | Charles by Charles David Pumps, $60 | Jessica McClintock Floral Lace Clutch, $48 | Kate Spade New York Idiom Bangle, $48 | Kendra Scott Bangles, $90 | Kendra Scott Earrings, $65

3. Victoria Beckham in a color-blocked flared minidress

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Victoria Beckham, aka my style goddess, looks effortlessly chic in a navy, white, maroon and orange colorblock combination with a cool diagonal pattern, which she paired with a perfectly-matching maroon cardigan, and her long brunette hair pulled back into a clean and classic pony tail. Here are some actually affordable options for channeling her style (one of these dresses costs under $16):

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From L to R, Up to Down: Tory Burch Asymmetric Colorblock Dress, $395 | BP Cat Eye Sunglasses, $12 | Rebecca Minkoff Envelope Clutch, $95 | Black Charles by Charles David Pumps, $70 | PAKULA Striped Bodycon Dress, $16

4. Ellie Goulding in a white Bardot dress

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Ellie Goulding is the definition of sophistication in this white Bardot dress and nude heels. Recreate her classic Wimbledon ensemble here:

Wimbledon Style Guide, Wimbledon Fashion, Wimbledon 2016, Wimbledon, Stephanie Ziajka, Diary of a DebutanteASOS Bardot Midi Dress, $106 | Halogen Tan Leather Clutch, $78 | Charles by Charles David Pumps, $70 (on sale!)| Kate Spade New York Chandelier Earrings, $128 | BP Cat Eye Sunglasses, $12

5. Kim Sears Murray in conservative florals

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Kim Sears Murray, the wife of favored Andy Murray, looks fabulous and classy in practically everything she wears, especially at Wimbledon, but this mini-rose shirtdress by Kate Spade New York, paired with an Aspinal of London Marylebone tote, is particularly stunning. It’s conservative yet fun, and the tie neck adds extra sophistication to an otherwise playful dress. Here are her near exact outfit details:

Wimbledon Style Guide, Wimbledon Fashion, Wimbledon 2016, Wimbledon, Stephanie Ziajka, Diary of a DebutanteKate Spade New York Mini-Rose Shirtdress, $448 | Aspinal of London Marylebone Tote, £475.00 | Kate Spade New York Leather Strap Watch, $195 | White Charles by Charles David Pumps, $60 | Kate Spade New York Idiom Bangle, $48

6. Keira Knightly in classic navy silk

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Keira Knightly is rocking the always chic combination of navy and black next to her tactfully matching date, showing that not all Wimbledon spectators need to wear color in order to stand out. Here’s a similar neutral navy look:

BP Cat Eye Sunglasses, $12Maggy London Lace Shift Dress, $128 | Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody Bag, $295 | Sam Edelman Ankle Strap Sandals, $100 | Fendi Sunglasses, $405

7. Pippa Middleton in playful off-the-shoulder florals

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Similarly to Kim Murray, Pippa Middleton looks adorable and fun in this fitted, off the shoulder Monaco Dress by Suzannah. Pippa’s a visionary example of how bare shoulders should be balanced with a more conservative hemline. I’ve linked her exact dress, but unfortunately it retails for over $1,600. A girl can dream!

8. Sienna Miller in a sexy white jumpsuit

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Sienna Miller looked clean and pristine in an all white jumpsuit with bold red lips. Even with the plunging neckline, Miller’s Galvan jumpsuit made Wimbledon style headlines at the 2015 tournament. Here’s a way to recreate the look for less:

A handy Wimbledon Style Guide for any prospective event attendeesWhite Backless Jumpsuit, $49 | Tan Suede Platform Wedges, $34 | London Calling Black Tote, $30

9. Irina Shayk and Kim Sears in smart denim

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Both Irina Shayk and Kim Sears looked casual chic in smart denim. Insider Tip: Those ripped Coachella jeans will do you no favors at Wimbledon. Irina wore a classic cream blazer with light wash jeans a blush top, and Kim rocked dark denim jeans with a chic navy blazer.

10. Olivia Palermo in all black

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Olivia chose to go darker in an all black jumpsuit with a bow-belt detail, which she elegantly styled with a crisp black blazer. Many Wimbledon style A-listers choose darker neutrals over bright colors now-a-days, so don’t discard your grays, browns, and blacks as acceptable Wimbledon wear. Here’s how to recreate Olivia Palermo’s look for less:

A handy Wimbledon Style Guide for any prospective event attendeesBlack Midi Jumpsuit, $66 | Formal Black Blazer, $68 | Madden Girl Ankle Strap Heels, $49 | Black Cat Eye Sunglasses, $16

11. Pippa Middleton in bold patterned separates

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I think this is one of the trendier looks I’ve ever seen Pippa wear, but this patterned ensemble was a huge hit during the Wimbledon 2015 championship match. It’s chic, uber flattering, and shows that, paired with smartness and simplicity, there’s a place for edginess at Wimbledon.

Will anyone be watching the men’s finals this afternoon? In case you didn’t see, Serena Williams just won her (record-breaking) 22nd career Grand Slam title last night against Angelique Kerber. Fingers crossed that Andy Murray taps into his inner Serena today against Milos Raonic! Happy Wimbledon Sunday!

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