It’s really easy to get into a rut when dressing for golf (or anything else). You have the usual area in your closet for your “golf clothes” and it usually involves a few polos, a few skorts, and a pair of pants or two. You know this top goes with this bottom and you’re done, no thinking or time required.
While it may be quick, it can get a little bland and not very fun. I have the most fun when something is a surprise or unexpected, whether it’s a new piece of clothing or a new ensemble I’ve pulled together.
Even the experts are finding that creativity is not only more fun, but also healthier. Dr. Mary Alice Long, a Jungian therapist and founder of Play = Peace thinks that having fun (whether in the dressing room or on the golf course) is critical to our happiness and how productive we are. “Wardrobe is a reflection of who you are trying to be,” says Long. “The more you mix it up, the better and more productive you’ll be.”
This seems counter-intuitive in a culture that is committed to winning the rat race. But adding fun and creativity to your day, even in the smallest ways, helps you be a better you. And isn’t THAT what it’s all about?
With all of that said, here are a few of our favorite ways to add some life to your wardrobe:
1. Add Color!
As we all know, a great pair of shoes can spice up any outfit. Equipt for Play’s casual shoes can be worn on and off the course and the tangerine is sure to brighten your day. The soles are nibbed and very comfortable. $125 at EquiptforPlay.com.
If your golf attire just needs a little punch today, add a G/FORE’s glove, designed by Mossimo Giannulli (the same Mossimo you find at Target). They are made of Cabretta leather and come in thirteen solid bright colors, including lemon and berry. Good enough to sweeten any ensemble. $35 at G-Fore.com
2. Skip the skort!
The Driver golf dress by Tail is a sure win that can be worn on and off the course. The military detailing is really hot right now and the dress gathers at the waist to flatter your figure. Available in four colors at PinksandGreens.com. $49
This performance Tri-blend dress by Greg Norman has a pretty diagonal pattern reminiscent of Missoni. The belted waist adds a nice shaping detail to the look. $89 also at PinksandGreens.com.
My favorite jewelry for the golf course is a pair of hoop earrings. They add a little bling but don’t swing when I do. Nordstrom has a great set of pave diamond hoops by Nadri for $98.
With the weather getting a little cooler (or a lot if you are in NY), try a colorful hat. This slouchy cashmere blend cap comes in seven colors and is sure to keep your ears warm and add a little sizzle to your ensemble. $58 at Nordstrom.com.
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