1. Yesim's Tennis Bag Essentials

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    Whether you’re heading over to the court for a quick rally or maybe even a match with a best friend, what you bring with you is essential. Professional players carry an entire arsenal of gear in their bags, however for those of you who enjoy a robust game and sweat session while looking fashionable but have to be at lunch 30 minutes later, your essentials are going to be very different. To gain insight as to what you should be toting in your tennis bag, read on to find out what Yesim Philip, CEO and Creative Director for L’Etoile Sport, carries with her every time she hits the court.

    The Bag 

    Yesim loves to use a polka-dot Lisa Perry tote, which is fun, flirty, and has enough space and pockets to hold everything she needs.

    The Basics 

    Every woman needs her car keys and wallet, which you’ll also find in Yesim’s tennis bag.

    Beauty 

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    It gets hot and humid when playing on the court, thus sunscreen for both face and body is necessary. Yesim also carries with her protective summer oil spray for hair and sheer lip gloss for when she’s on the go right after a match.

    Nourishment 

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    Who doesn’t get thirsty when they’re serving it up outside? Hydration and nourishment are key when you plan on spending the day out on the court. Yesim enjoys savory but sweet nutrition bars and raw almonds to keep her energy up so she’s ready to take on any opponent.

    The Racket 

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    Last, but certainly not least is Yesim’s racket! You can’t play without one! As any devoted player does, Yesim brings along a second one just in case a string breaks. Can’t forget your grip tape either! Yesim opts for a hot pink color when it’s time to change it up. As they like to say, victory is in the bag.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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