1. Styling the L'Etoile Sport Fall/Winter 2015 Collection

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    Did you hear? The new L'Etoile Sport Fall/Winter 2015 Collection is now available to shop online!

    New items mean new opportunities to bring glamour back to the game of tennis and golf. Never be caught in the same tennis or golf outfit in L’Etoile Sport’s latest designs. With so many options, you’ll never have to say, “I have nothing to wear,” again. With so many pieces to mix-and-match, we decided to style some looks that’ll keep you looking elegant whether you’re on the golf course, tennis court or grabbing lunch with your best girlfriends…

    Outfit #1 – From the Court to Camp

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    Have to run and pick up your kids from camp, but also want to squeeze in an hour for yourself on the court? Pair the L’Etoile Sport Seamless White Tee with the Side Pleated Lace Skort and you’ll stay cool and dry from 10am to 3pm but still look fashionable and trendy. Accessorize with these tweed CHANEL tennis sneakers and Cortiglia tennis tote for a simple, yet trendy ensemble.

    Outfit #2 – All White Everything

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    Channel Wimbledon in an all-white L’Etoile Sport outfit and dress like a true athlete who is ready to win. The Pointelle Yesim Skort and matching Tank follow the strict dress code, but the circular design pattern adds a touch of playfulness while still looking chic. Pair with beloved white Keds sneakers, Cortiglia’s Sonoma bag in white, and a white L’Etoile Sport visor and you’ll be set to serve and slam like Serena Williams.

    Outfit #3 – Vintage

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    Emulate the old glamour and elegance of tennis in the L’Etoile Sport V-neck Flapper Dress in white or litoral paired with then-and-now trendy Stan Smith sneakers by Adidas as well as Karisa’s Vintage Tennis Bag in white, black, royal, or noir.

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    Also channel the sophistication of golf games of the past in the Short Sleeve Stripe Polo paired with the New Side Snap Golf Skirt, also in litoral. Add in Footjoy’s gold quilted golf sneakers and Ghurka’s leather and twill golf bag for the ultimate course outfit.    

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  2. Lilly Ingenhoven's Tennis Inspired Line

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    Lilly Ingenhoven, a young, German fashion designer, creates luxury ready-to-wear for women, ranging from evening dresses and skirts to fitted blouses. The brand focuses on creating wardrobe essentials that will last and never go out of style.

    Their newest line for spring/summer 2016 is inspired by British summers and the sporty-chic effortless style of Wimbledon. At their latest show during Berlin Fashion Week, models strutted on a green runway, made to look like turf, in pleated tops, polo dresses, varsity jackets and flowy, chiffon pants accessorized with white tennis rackets and platform tennis-style sneakers. Above the runway hung a lighted sign that read, “Game, Set Match.”

    Although these new garments are not actually meant to be worn on the tennis court or golf course, Lilly Ingenhoven’s collection features similar design aspects to L’Etoile Sport, showing the appeal of sportswear designs in the fashion world.

    Take for instance Look 14 from Lilly Ingenhoven’s collection: a dark navy polo dress with white piping detail, it closely resembles the Fix Collar Knit Sweater with striped detailing on the collar and bottom of the sweater from L’Etoile Sport’s Fall/Winter 2015 Collection.

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    L’Etoile Sport is different, though, in that it’s able to mix high fashion with high function, keeping you fashionable from the court to lunchtime to picking up the kids. Don’t just look like you’re going to the golf course or tennis court, actually dress suitably but also fashionably in L’Etoile Sport’s elegant silhouettes so you can “Play all day,” their living motto.

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  3. ON THE COURT FASHION FROM WIMBLEDON 2015

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    Wimbledon has just wrapped with Serena Williams defeating Garbine Muguruza 6-4 6-4 to complete the “Serena Slam,” winning four straight majors for the second time. Her playing at this year’s championship, though, has become just as much a topic of conversation as the fashion she sported on the court.

    Wimbledon has a strict dress code, preventing nothing more than a centimeter of color trim on clothing worn on the courts for both practice and matches. But, gone are the days when women would wear simple polo shirts and pleated skirts to play tennis. Today, you’ll find tennis stars favoring mesh skirts, lace mini dresses, animal-print rompers and more, pushing the boundaries of the Lawn Tennis Association dress code.

    Tennis stars, such as Caroline Wozniacki, have affirmed that what they wear contributes to how good they feel on the court, giving them one less thing to worry about when trying to focus on the game. Creating garments that not only help stars to look and feel confident but are also functional has become a challenge for designers, pushing them to come up with intricate designs that will stand out in a sea of white outfits. As a result, the court has transformed into a catwalk for everyone to view the latest in fashionable sportswear.

    Popular trends this year at Wimbledon included graphic print overlays, mesh, strap detailing, and plunging necklines.


    Ana Ivanovic wore an Adidas Fall All Premium dress with spaghetti straps across the back on day two of the tournament.

    Source: Adidas

    Source: Adidas


     

    Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia wore a revealing low-cut top from Nike in her first round match.

    Source: Ian Walton/Getty Images

    Source: Ian Walton/Getty Images


    The Williams sisters are known for donning experimental styles, pushing the boundaries as far as they can. Serena Williams took to center court on the first day of the grand slam in a Nike dress with animal print overlay in white. The dress also had a panel of transparent mesh around the print, revealing a glimpse of her midriff.

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    Source: Ian Walton/Getty Images


    Maria Sharapova also sported a v-neck dress with graphic print overlay during her opening match.

    Source: Julian Finney/Getty Images

    Source: Julian Finney/Getty Images


    Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki pushed the one centimeter of color accent to its limits with a dress from Adidas designed by Stella McCartney that had white shorts with gold trim. The dress also features a low-cut vest style top that has a white mesh overlay.

    Source: Daily Mail UK

    Source: Daily Mail UK


    High fashion mixed and mingled with high function at this year’s championships, reaffirming that tennis is the ultimate fashion forward sport.

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