British Open fashion: Cargos, capris and over-lapping

Morgan Pressel of the USA hits an approach shot during the second round of the 2011 Ricoh Women's British Open at Carnoustie on July 29, 2011 in Carnoustie, Scotland.

Morgan Pressel of the USA hits an approach shot during the second round of the 2011 Ricoh Women's British Open at Carnoustie on July 29, 2011 in Carnoustie, Scotland.

The dreary weather at the Ricoh Women’s British Open at the acclaimed Carnoustie Golf Links in Angus, Scotland, has swept in a ray of sunshine on the fairway fashion front. It has forced the ladies to be a little more inventive with their wardrobes.

And by inventive I mean how to make pants look cute, sexy and fashionable. Of course, we still have the basics down to a tee with the usual cute earrings, perfect hair, snazzy manicures and more.

Have you ever wondered how to make those cold-weather days on the course look good? If so, make sure you tune in to this weekend’s British Open fashion show. The temperature is expected to be in the 50s and lower 60s, so this means plenty of trousers, sweater vests and creative over-lapping.

What we took from the first couple of brisk rounds was a guide to give you fair-weathered players a reason to hit the links on bone-chilling days. Besides, we need to toughen up like our friends across the pond.

Here are our favorite bundled-up looks thus far:

1. Elegant minimalist: Morgan Pressel

Although there isn’t anything minimal about her vibrant orange, dangling earrings and perfectly groomed ponytails, Morgan just looks flat-out elegant. That was the first word that came to mind when I saw her outfit. With the long-sleeved polo and the snug white trousers it makes me think this is something Kate Middleton would wear if she played golf.

2. Bottom-line pizzazz: Michelle Wie

You cannot go wrong with a little color on the bottom line. I am not saying to go all out Meaghan Francella style, but anything with a little pop - notice the emphasis on the little - color and not patterns. Besides plaids, patterns are never a great idea for pants; I don’t care who you are. However, we love the stylist hues of Michelle Wie’s slacks.

3. Coordinating queen: Paula Creamer

It's par for the course - Paula Creamer coordinates beautifully, again. She has absolutely mastered the head-to-toe color-coordinating palette, and it is a look that never goes wrong. If you are going to use a bright color such as pink then you have to make it work in the subtle spots she does; hat, shirt, belt and shoes. The look is classy and priceless. Let’s just hope we get to see those socks again this year!

4. Over-lap attack: Sandra Gal

I’m not too sure if this is a usual German ensemble, but we like it! It is a fresh why to show your style and never bore your fashionable fans. It is exciting to know that we don’t have to leave our favorite skort in the closet on these chilly days - we just pair them with tights or skinny pants. The same goes for our sleeveless polos. Kudos to Gal for giving us a new look to emulate!

5. Rain-gear galore: Dewl Claire

The most obvious and toasty option of them all is the garment we all have in our closets - rain gear. But there is a new twist to Claire’s stylish Puma gear - bright and bold! If you want to make a fashion statement but still keep that easy-to-throw on rain gear option, you must trade in your traditional black for color… and we’ll even let you go all-out and buy patterned rain gear.

Welcome to Golfweek.com's comments section.
Please review the posting guidlines here: Golfweek.com Community Guidelines.
All accounts must be verified using Disqus email verification

  • PGA
  • CHMP
  • WEB
[[PGAtourn]] Full Leaderboard >
Prev
  • [[player._CurPos]]
  • [[player._Lname]], [[player._Fname]]
  • [[player._TournParRel]]
  • [[player._Thru]]
Next
[[CHMPtourn]] Full Leaderboard >
Prev
  • [[player._CurPos]]
  • [[player._Lname]], [[player._Fname]]
  • [[player._TournParRel]]
  • [[player._Thru]]
Next
[[NWIDtourn]] Full Leaderboard >
Prev
  • [[player._CurPos]]
  • [[player._Lname]], [[player._Fname]]
  • [[player._TournParRel]]
  • [[player._Thru]]
Next