How To Channel Golf & Tennis Style This Summer (Actual Play, Optional)

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We've got summer sports on the brain — namely, tennis and golf. Wimbledon wrapped earlier this month. The PGA Tour is underway. And, both sports will be in competition at the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo. But even if you're not spectating, we bet the golf and tennis looks have still been on your mind this summer.

That's because we're seeing the ultra-sporty style trend in a big way this summer. Both golf and tennis have traditionally been synonymous with prep culture. While that vibe is still prevalent, the styles are far more effortless, casual, and wearable than before. It's the latest iteration of the athleisurewear trend, and it has just the right mix of elevated polish and laid-back ease. Plus, with looks this fun and flirty, you can wear them anywhere — no court or links required.

Ahead, check out the elements of what makes for a stylish golf or tennis player — that is, minus the racquets and clubs.

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<h2>Workout Dresses</h2><br>Not long ago, tennis dresses didn't come with built-in shorts or bras — a true abomination. We're awfully lucky to live in the era of the quick-dry, pull-on workout dress, many of which now comes fully equipped with inner bike shorts, pockets for tennis balls, and extra bust support.<br><br><strong>Reformation</strong> Bella Ecomove Active Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thereformation.com%2Fproducts%2Fbella-ecomove-active-dress%3Fcolor%3DNavy" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Reformation" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Reformation</a>

Workout Dresses


Not long ago, tennis dresses didn't come with built-in shorts or bras — a true abomination. We're awfully lucky to live in the era of the quick-dry, pull-on workout dress, many of which now comes fully equipped with inner bike shorts, pockets for tennis balls, and extra bust support.

Reformation Bella Ecomove Active Dress, $, available at Reformation
<br><br><strong>Athleta</strong> Match Point Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fathleta.gap.com%2Fbrowse%2Fproduct.do%3Fpid%3D486471022%23pdp-page-content" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Athleta" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Athleta</a>


Athleta Match Point Dress, $, available at Athleta
<br><br><strong>Halara</strong> In My Feels Plus Size Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fthehalara.com%2Fproducts%2Fround-neck-crossover-2-in-1-plain-plus-size-dress%3Fvariant%3D40408475173030" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Halara" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Halara</a>


Halara In My Feels Plus Size Dress, $, available at Halara
<h2>Skorts</h2><br>Skorts used to mean "skirt in the front, shorts in the back." But someone had the genius idea to simply build in compression bike shorts under the skirt and make the whole thing look far more seamless while offering coverage. Be sure to grab a workout skirt (or skort, however you call 'em) for your next match. They're stretchy, high-waisted, and ultra attractive — even when you're working up a sweat storm.<br><br><strong>Girlfriend Collective</strong> Moss Skort, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.girlfriend.com%2Fproducts%2Fmoss-skort%3Fvariant%3D32199229341759" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Girlfriend Collective" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Girlfriend Collective</a>

Skorts


Skorts used to mean "skirt in the front, shorts in the back." But someone had the genius idea to simply build in compression bike shorts under the skirt and make the whole thing look far more seamless while offering coverage. Be sure to grab a workout skirt (or skort, however you call 'em) for your next match. They're stretchy, high-waisted, and ultra attractive — even when you're working up a sweat storm.

Girlfriend Collective Moss Skort, $, available at Girlfriend Collective
<br><br><strong>Nike</strong> Dri-FIT UV Victory 17” Golf Skirt, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dickssportinggoods.com%2Fp%2Fnike-womens-dri-fit-uv-victory-17-golf-skirt-20nikwv17nsldskrtapb%2F20nikwv17nsldskrtapb" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Dick's Sporting Goods" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Dick's Sporting Goods</a>


Nike Dri-FIT UV Victory 17” Golf Skirt, $, available at Dick's Sporting Goods
<br><br><strong>Outdoor Voices</strong> Court Skort 4.5", $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.outdoorvoices.com%2Fproducts%2Fw-court-4-5in-skort%3Fvariant%3D39293720002638" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Outdoor Voices" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Outdoor Voices</a>


Outdoor Voices Court Skort 4.5", $, available at Outdoor Voices
<h2>Pleated Skirts</h2><br>Pleated skirts are a classic option for those wanting a less-sporty-more-flirty foray into golf-and-tennis style. It's a similar concept to the aforementioned skort, minus the built-short component; you can pop on a pair of breathable cotton bloomers underneath for non-active fashion wear OR pair with trusty spandex and your club/racquet of choice. <br><br><br><strong>H&M</strong> Pleated Skirt, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww2.hm.com%2Fen_us%2Fproductpage.0869379020.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:H&M" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">H&M</a>

Pleated Skirts


Pleated skirts are a classic option for those wanting a less-sporty-more-flirty foray into golf-and-tennis style. It's a similar concept to the aforementioned skort, minus the built-short component; you can pop on a pair of breathable cotton bloomers underneath for non-active fashion wear OR pair with trusty spandex and your club/racquet of choice.


H&M Pleated Skirt, $, available at H&M
<br><br><strong>Urban Outfitters</strong> Katie Tennis Mini Skirt, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.urbanoutfitters.com%2Fshop%2Fuo-katie-tennis-mini-skirt" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Urban Outfitters</a>


Urban Outfitters Katie Tennis Mini Skirt, $, available at Urban Outfitters
<br><br><strong>Bellemere</strong> Elegant Tencel Pleated Mini Skirt, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fbellemerenewyork.com%2Fcollections%2Fnewss21%2Fproducts%2Felegant-tencel-pleated-mini-skirt" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bellemere" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bellemere</a>


Bellemere Elegant Tencel Pleated Mini Skirt, $, available at Bellemere
<h2>Crew Socks</h2><br>Make no mistake — there's a certain style of sock needed to complete the tennis or golf look, and that is the high crew. The reason for this is so that sweat that's dripping down your legs can be absorbed by a higher-cut sock. (Ankle socks could never.) You've got a few extra inches of upper sock area to show off, so go ahead and select a snazzy pair. <br><br><strong>Kule</strong> The Women's Tennis Sock, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kule.com%2Fcollections%2Fsocks%2Fproducts%2Fthe-womens-tennis-sock-white" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kule" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Kule</a>

Crew Socks


Make no mistake — there's a certain style of sock needed to complete the tennis or golf look, and that is the high crew. The reason for this is so that sweat that's dripping down your legs can be absorbed by a higher-cut sock. (Ankle socks could never.) You've got a few extra inches of upper sock area to show off, so go ahead and select a snazzy pair.

Kule The Women's Tennis Sock, $, available at Kule
<br><br><strong>Entireworld</strong> Recycled Cotton Gym Sock, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftheentireworld.com%2Fwomen%2Fproduct%2Fsocks-womens-type-a-version-4-white-cobalt" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Entireworld" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Entireworld</a>


Entireworld Recycled Cotton Gym Sock, $, available at Entireworld
<br><br><strong>Nike</strong> Everyday Cushion Ankle Training Socks (3 Pair), $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3kOUm4M" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


Nike Everyday Cushion Ankle Training Socks (3 Pair), $, available at Amazon
<h2>Collared Polo Shirts</h2><br>Ah, the polo shirt. It's classic, it's summery, it's athletic — and it deserves a spot in your wardrobe, even if you're not playing. The look of tennis and golf used to be dressier and far more refined, but we're especially loving the cropped, boxy collared polo shirt these days. (Though, we certainly don't mind the more fitted, buttoned-up look, either.)<br><br><strong>Adidas Originals</strong> Monte Court logo cropped polo shirt, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.asos.com%2Fus%2Fadidas-originals%2Fadidas-originals-monte-court-logo-cropped-polo-shirt-in-pearl-pink%2Fprd%2F23241608" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ASOS</a>

Collared Polo Shirts


Ah, the polo shirt. It's classic, it's summery, it's athletic — and it deserves a spot in your wardrobe, even if you're not playing. The look of tennis and golf used to be dressier and far more refined, but we're especially loving the cropped, boxy collared polo shirt these days. (Though, we certainly don't mind the more fitted, buttoned-up look, either.)

Adidas Originals Monte Court logo cropped polo shirt, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Maeve</strong> Springtime Polo Top, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.anthropologie.com%2Fshop%2Fmaeve-springtime-polo-top" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Anthropologie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Anthropologie</a>


Maeve Springtime Polo Top, $, available at Anthropologie
<br><br><strong>Everlane</strong> The Retro Jersey Polo, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.everlane.com%2Fproducts%2Fwomens-retro-jersey-polo-canvas" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Everlane" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Everlane</a>


Everlane The Retro Jersey Polo, $, available at Everlane
<h2>Tennis Sneakers</h2><br>Wearing proper tennis footwear is key. Whereas running shoes are built to get you moving (primarily) straight forward, tennis shoes are made to help you hustle from front to back, side to side, up and down, and skidding across. Off the court, then can be worn with your new tennis ensemble or paired with jeans for a comfy weekend look. <br><br><strong>Nike</strong> NikeCourt Lite 2, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nike.com%2Ft%2Fnikecourt-lite-2-womens-hard-court-tennis-shoes-7xRJLc%2FAR8838-116" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nike" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nike</a>

Tennis Sneakers


Wearing proper tennis footwear is key. Whereas running shoes are built to get you moving (primarily) straight forward, tennis shoes are made to help you hustle from front to back, side to side, up and down, and skidding across. Off the court, then can be worn with your new tennis ensemble or paired with jeans for a comfy weekend look.

Nike NikeCourt Lite 2, $, available at Nike
<br><br><strong>Wilson</strong> Wilson Rush Pro 2.5, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zappos.com%2Fp%2Fwilson-rush-pro-2-5-white-white-pearl-blue%2Fproduct%2F8835154%2Fcolor%2F875918" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zappos" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zappos</a>


Wilson Wilson Rush Pro 2.5, $, available at Zappos
<br><br><strong>Adidas</strong> ADIZERO UBERSONIC 4 TOKYO TENNIS SHOES, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.adidas.com%2Fus%2Fadizero-ubersonic-4-tokyo-tennis-shoes%2FFZ4883.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Adidas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Adidas</a>


Adidas ADIZERO UBERSONIC 4 TOKYO TENNIS SHOES, $, available at Adidas
<h2>Visors</h2>Another place that golf and tennis looks often overlap? The visor. Players appreciate the visor because it not only keeps the sun out of their eyes but unlike the regular baseball cap or dad hat, the crownless style of the visor allows for better top-of-head ventilation. This preppy staple also is a sun-safe summer accessory: win/win. <br><br><strong>COS</strong> MESH VISOR, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cosstores.com%2Fen_usd%2Fwomen%2Faccessories%2Fhats-scarves-and-gloves%2Fhats%2Fproduct.mesh-visor-green.0992813001.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:COS" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">COS</a>

Visors

Another place that golf and tennis looks often overlap? The visor. Players appreciate the visor because it not only keeps the sun out of their eyes but unlike the regular baseball cap or dad hat, the crownless style of the visor allows for better top-of-head ventilation. This preppy staple also is a sun-safe summer accessory: win/win.

COS MESH VISOR, $, available at COS
<br><br><strong>Lululemon</strong> Fast Paced Visor, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.lululemon.com%2Fp%2Fhats%2FFast-Paced-Run-Visor%2F_%2Fprod6020413%3Fcolor%3D47184%26sz%3DONESIZE" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lululemon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lululemon</a>


Lululemon Fast Paced Visor, $, available at Lululemon
<br><br><strong>Madewell</strong> Packable Straw Visor, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.madewell.com%2Fpackable-straw-visor-MD502.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Madewell" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Madewell</a>


Madewell Packable Straw Visor, $, available at Madewell

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