What comes after my clients begin to feel amazing in their work clothes? The desire to feel that great all the time! I often have requests from clients to help them look and feel amazing for work. Once we get this aspect tackled, and they begin to notice how great they feel in their new clothes at work, the question inevitably becomes why wouldn't I want to look and feel great for the other areas of my life? Say for example, golf, paddleboarding, hiking, walking, etc. There's so much talk about everyday wardrobe essentials that work for many occasions, but what about summer activewear? As some of you know, I am a full-on mermaid and completely at home in the water. Paddleboarding is one of my favorite, find my inner peace, activities. Golf has also become a fun family favorite. Who knew that the same basic pieces could be used for both? And many other fun-in-the-sun summer sports. (AKA pickleball, tennis, hiking, walking, running, kayaking, jai alai, squash, fill in the blank....). Who knows which sports you are apt to try once you have the versatile pieces that will transition as you do.
Start with these basics, then feel free to add in more sport specific layers and accessories. A few ground rules; focus on quick drying fabrics, styles that are simple/versatile, flatter most figures, and include wardrobe neutral colors.
1. Start with a sport skirt and tank made from quick-drying fabric. It will look like a golf skirt when golfing but can also double as a flattering swim skirt that dries quickly for paddleboarding, boating, and hiking in case you feel the need to jump in the lake. Sunglasses and a great sun hat will work well for multiple activities, a neck strap is a plus in case the wind decides to pick up. It never hurts to have a winder breaker, and I love those that fold up into an easy-to-pack pouch. Don't forget a sunny necklace and light-weight earrings (with backs that won't come off in the water).
2. Add more sport specific details.
As a golf beginner, I am perfectly happy swinging the club at city or municiple courses where there is no strict dress code. For country clubs you will need a shirt with a collar. Add golf shoes, golf glove, (and possibly a hair bow if you're really wanting to look legit lol).
For boating, feel free to add bikini bottoms to the tank or swimsuit and water sandals.
For tennis, pickleball add the right shoes, visor, and a sweat band. A tank dress is also great here.
For hiking add a bandana & hiking shoes (although your water sandals could work hiking in a pinch).
3. Finish it off with sun protection. You may choose something tinted on the face to blend in differences in your skin coloration.
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Image consultant and personal stylist. Dani is happily married, the mother of 3 charming children, and an Aussie named Josie Wales.