Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend the BMW Victory Cup Fall Polo Classic on Governor’s Island in New York City. It was a beautiful day, but quite warm — over 90 degrees! I think we set a record temperature here in New York in September. We were actually concerned it was going to rain, but the forecast thankfully turned around later in the week. The warm day actually reminded my friend Amanda and I of the first polo match we ever attended (Bridgehampton Polo in July 2011), where we ended up on national television in an edition of Watters’ World from The O’Reilly Factor! Check out my tips below on what to wear to a polo match.
I usually wear wedges or inexpensive low heels, since I know I’ll be doing a lot of walking. You must always factor in divot stomping into the day! It would be awful to ruin your favorite pair of heels. Another option is bringing a pair of Jacks to change into if your feet get sore. I brought a medium sized handbag to accommodate an extra pair of shoes, and boy did my feet thank me! The walk from the ferry to the field is pretty far, so it’s best to plan ahead.
A wide brim straw hat is another great idea. Not only will you look really stylish, but you’ll also feel super cool shaded from the hot sun. I decided against bringing a hat to the match this time, but thankfully BMW was handing out hats. And with the 90 degree weather, everyone was taking advantage of the extra shade! Oh, and don’t forget a chic pair of shades. Cat eye, oversize, or aviators do the trick.
Lilly Pulitzer Cabrey Shift Dress — fit is TTS // Ivory statement earrings — only $30! // Kate Spade wicker handbag (old) but I like this one and this one too // Espadrille wedges and monogram sandals // Sunnies