At the first West Michigan Woman Golf Clinic, held May 14 at Boulder Creek Golf Club, the club’s golf shop displayed this year’s picks for apparel, featuring classic styles coupled with bright colors and bold patterns.
While the sporty, streamlined skort will always be a favorite, ruffles, pleats, and patterns are shaking up this year’s golf fashion. Plaid, houndstooth check, and argyle—long the standard prints for golf apparel—are made modern with bright colors. Bolder patterns such as leopard prints, geometrics, and wide, colorful stripes are popping up on this year’s skorts, dresses, and tops. Fashioned from stretchy, breathable fabrics, short-shorts, Bermuda shorts, capris, jeans-style pants, and dresses that transition from the links to casual cocktails provide a range of looks. Whether you’re going for business casual, date night, or fun with the girls, there are many chic choices.
If you’re just starting to build your golf wardrobe, a few basics—such as bottoms in black, white, or tan—can provide a base for bolder pieces. Tops in high-tech fabrics are available in sleeveless styles, traditional golf shirts with a women’s cut, and T-shirt styles with cap, three-quarter length, and long sleeves that provide a range of coverage options. Skorts are available from mini to knee length, and while some are close-fitted, others have an A-line shape that helps create a flattering silhouette. Choose your fit based on your style and comfort level; classic cuts tend to be looser, while athletic cuts tend to be more form-fitting.
For traditionalists, the classic wingtip golf shoe has been remodeled with a sleek, colorful look. Sneaker styles range from slim and sporty to retro Converse-style, and there are even sport sandals and Mary Janes made for golf. Bold patterns and bright colors are the trend here, as well.
Sporty, sexy, trendy, classic—no matter what look you want to achieve, this spring offers a great range of performance apparel that will keep you comfortable and looking fabulous while you play.