We will see if Federer repeats his Australian Open win this year against rivals such as Nadal and Djokovic while women’s tennis champion Caroline Wozniacki will return to defend her title.
Whether you are an avid tennis fan or just love to attend for the social atmosphere, the Australian Open brings an energy to Melbourne which is fun and vibrant, and I think that is truly unique to Australian sports culture.
One of the frequently asked questions we receive this time of year is ‘what do spectators wear to the Australian Open?’
If you want to be a hit at this year’s open, I recommend aiming for smart casual style.
So while it will be tempting to wear beach attire, instead opt for smart casual style.
Think fresh colours, neat and tidy style with minimal fuss, but no Maxi dresses, easy fun jumpsuits and tailored shorts are an easy tennis style win.
While it can be tempting in the heat to shed the layers and wear a sleeveless dress or top, you have to be realistic about the amount of sun exposure you will receive so cover up if you burn easily or slip slop slap! Wear a hat but nothing too big that it blocks people’s view and sunglasses are a must.
On that note, thongs or flip-flops are easy to wear however they definitely are a fashion miss and impractical when dealing with the crowds and standing in the hot sun. So many men and women put so much effort and expense into their outfit but then just throw on a pair of thongs!
We love fresh white which is not only stylish for the tennis but reflects the heat and keeps you nice and cool when the temperatures soar.
If you want to be a fashion winner at the Australian Open pick a vibrant colour to reflect the summer vibe.
Pink is big this year, feminine and fun pink will stand out in the crowd!
While the Australian Open style is casual, and we recommend a flat shoe, if you are heading out after pack a stylish wedge, belt or accessories to elevate your look.
For a nighttime match, you could opt for a lightweight pant to protect from the mosquitoes and late night chill.
The most important part of a fun day out at the Australian Open is comfort so make sure to pack essentials such as insect repellant, suncream, sunhat, water bottle and a poncho if there is rain in the forecast.
If you need any assistance or would love a style makeover book a session with one of our experienced personal stylists.
We hope you enjoy the Australian Open this year and have just as much fun getting ready!