Let’s get real for a quick second. There are just some days where you just really want to get to the course or the range. And that means that we are running from wherever we were to get there in whatever we are wearing. Thankfully athleisure has made it easier to be fashionable while we are running errands & make it easier to pop on over to the course.
I still remember the days where I was going through multiple outfits to try and juggle my style between class, work, golf & workouts. Now workout clothes are so cute that you can basically wear them everywhere!
3 RULES TO FOLLOW
But there are some rules that you should follow when incorporating athleisure into your wardrobe. Check them out below!
Rule #1 Accessorize Appropriately
Try not to go crazy with the accessories. I think that mirrored sunglasses or a leather jacket are classic when trying to “dress up” your workout clothes.
Rule #2 Stick to Neutrals
It is okay to go a bit crazy sometimes but try to stick to neutrals as much as you can. Or at least have one piece that is a neutral. I like to stick to my black leggings and add a fun top in either a print, bright color or stripe.
Rule #3 Mix & Match
Invest in your pieces wisely. Go for a great black legging from Lululemon and then mix & match with other fun seasonal pieces.
MY FAVORITE ATHLEISURE BRANDS
To be honest, I wear a lot of different brands on (& off) the course, but I do have a bunch of favorites that I have stuck with since the beginning.
Lululemon has been a favorite of mine since I bought my first pair of leggings over 6 years ago. I have also branched out to their skorts which are a huge hit whenever I have a long day on the range.
The material is great for all 4 seasons & the fit is amazing. I do have one tip for the skorts – if you have anything but short legs, you might want to make sure you get the “tall” version of every skirt. The skirts are a bit short but they make up with comfort.
Another athleisure brand that I absolutely love would be Athleta. Athleta is a great brand that also has a Tennis & Golf section on their site. There is a great selection of polo’s, skorts, shorts, jackets & layering tees.
Like the one to the right, I love their polo’s. They are super light, comfortable & they have a bunch of color options. The jacket & vest selection is also amazing. I absolutely love wearing their vests.
But if you are looking for something a little easier on the wallet, check out Target’s line. They have great activewear that can be used on & off the course. And if you are looking for more of an investment piece, Hedge-Quarters has traditional and elegant pieces that will look amazing on and off the course. They have amazing dresses, skirts & blazers that are truly one-of-a-kind items that will make any outfit classy.
I hope that you liked the pieces that I have included in this post. The items range from every price range so check out any of the links and learn more about them. For more posts like this one, check out my Fashion page. Thanks for reading!
Snacks are… in my opinion… very, very important. So obviously it is important to have the right snacks on the course. I usually opt for a granola/protein bar because of the simplicity of it all. They fit right into my purse then right into my bag. I have done quite a bit of “research” on my favorite snacks (or bars in this instance) and these are a couple of my favorites.
DISCLAIMER: For those of you who do not know, I am gluten-free & newly vegan so I am trying to transition what I consume to those guidelines. I will always try to have options for everyone but I cannot guarantee that.
GOMACRO is new bar that I have stumbled upon but I really like. Most of the bars are vegan, non-GMO, soy-free & sometimes even gluten-free. With all the food allergies lately, this is the perfect bar for everyone! The bars are also contain organic ingredients so you don’t feel as bad eating them. There are also so many different flavors so you can have fun with it!
These bars are on the pricier end at almost $3 a bar but they are basically a meal in a bar. So when you are on the course and miss lunch, this is the perfect bar! You can find them here: gomacro
I am obsessed with these protein bars. Like honestly. I went on a business trip and wanted to bring along a couple protein bars in case I got stuck somewhere. I found them at Whole Foods and was in love after first bite.
These protein bars are about $2 a piece so they are about in the middle of the spectrum in price. My favorites are brownie crunch, cookies & cream & chocolate fudge. You can find them here: thinkThin
KIND healthy grains
KIND bars are probably the most mainstream of the granola bars I have here. There are so many options so you can really have fun with the type of bar you choose.
One of my favorites are these Oats & Honey bars. They are chewy with a bit of crunch & they are delicious. Kind bars are gluten-free, non-GMO & contain ingredients you can pronounce (which is awesome!).
Plus, you can find these in basically any grocery store! Target seems to have the best pricing. Unfortunately you can’t buy these in individual bars, you have to buy a case but the pricing is easy on the wallet. They usually come out to lease than $1 a bar! You can find them here: KIND
I hope that you like some of these snacks and that you take a couple different types to your round on the course. The great thing about granola/protein bars are that they are so easy to travel with so stick a couple in your bag and get out to the course!
Well wasn’t that incredible. The PGA Championship just commenced and it was a fun tournament to watch. The ups & downs, the complexity of the course, the amazing shots the players hit. But first I would like to say Congrats to Justin Thomas on the amazing win & the great playing. Not only did he out-play everyone, he handled the win with grace.
Now lets talk about everything that happened!
The Course – Quail Hollow Club
Now since I am from North Carolina, I have been to Quail Hollow a couple times. The Wells Fargo is held there every year and being a host to a major is an honor. The course did not disappoint. It was in incredible shape the whole week and it surely did test all the players with its difficulty. The “Green Mile” didn’t disappoint as well. #17 is my favorite hole on the course and when I was there I sat on this tee and watched everyone tee off. It was awesome.
Here are some pictures:
The PGA Tournament Committee did a great job making sure everything was prepared for the spectators as well. There was seating everywhere and the food & drinks we accessible from all over the course.
Oh and of course the flowers! My favorite part (other than the course of course hehe).They were everywhere and they looked amazing.
What They Wore
The attire this week didn’t disappoint. Most of the players jumped straight into southern style with the bright, fun colors. I will have to say that there was a lot of blues (which I am not mad about one bit). Here are some of my favorites…
Blue-White, Blue-Grey & Blue-Pink are some of my favorite combos and these guys did not disappoint. Another piece of fashion that was in full force last week were flashy shoes. Rory wore some bright blue golf shoes & Justin Thomas sported some fancy wing-tip FootJoys. When you are simple with the clothes, you can go a bit crazy on the feet.
I love reading magazines! Like seriously. I am a sucker for any fashion mag I can get my hands on. Now golf magazines, that is a different story. I am so picky with my golf magazines and I am loyal to only a couple. Here are the best golf magazines in my opinion…
Whenever I am looking for “traditional” golf information, I usually go to Golf Digest. They are great for player profiles, tips, course previews & new product releases. To me, Golf Digest seems to be mostly about professional golf &/or golf tips. The golf tips are pretty good but are very generic and can be quite difficult to the weekend warrior. I would take each tip “with a grain of salt” and test everything on the range before taking it to the course.
It does a great joy with keeping up with the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Web.com Tour & Champions Tour. They keep up with the players, caddies & courses that the tours play at each week.
Although they are great for professional golf, they do seem to pass over any amateur or college golf info. I wish that they did keep up with it more but there are plenty of other magazines that pick up the slack (see below).
This magazine is very similar to Golf Digest (above) and they cover almost all of the same topics. Golf Magazine covers the PGA Tour (mostly but they do cover other tours), equipment, instruction, courses & travel.
They do a great job of giving you instruction but it is very generic instruction most of the time.
My favorite aspect of the magazine is when they do player profiles & dig into their bags & equipment. I love seeing what the professional players are using and they favorite pieces of equipment.
GolfWeek is that perfect blend of professional golf & amateur golf. They do a great job of keeping up with the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Web.com Tour & Champions Tour as well as the Latin American Tour, Canadian Tour & smaller mini-tours. They have all of the rankings every week and keep up with the FedEx Cup.
GolfWeek also does a great job of keeping up with amateur, college and junior golf. They are up to date on all of the rankings & do a great job of keeping up to date with all of the tournaments. I personally love this aspect of the magazine because I was once that amateur/college golfer and I loved being able to keep up with everything.
This magazine is a newer magazine and I really enjoy reading it. It is specific for women so everything is geared to us ladies. Even the ads are geared toward women!
The Women’s Golf Journal has the perfect mix of golf, fashion, beauty, shopping, travel, work & women’s golf. It keeps up with the latest trends in fashion, all the recent news in the golf world, how to take golf to the business world, where to travel for a golf trip, beauty tips & the best locations to shop for the latest trends.
If you are a lady who golfs, then this is a magazine that you should probably consider looking into. It supports women and golf so why wouldn’t you want to read it!
I hope that these magazine tips help you to find the best magazine for you. Now all of my suggestions are opinion based so try out different magazine subscriptions and see what works best for you! All of the magazines run specials with subscriptions so keep an eye on them and what to see what kind of deal you can get! Leave a comment below and let me know what your favorite golf magazine is!
Playing golf in the summer can be a daunting task. Between the heat, the sun, the bugs & your own golf game, you are battling with a lot. It is hard enough to focus just on your golf game, but you have to focus on what you are wearing too?
I wanted to try and make it easier for you so here are some of my favorite summer golf clothes to help you stay cool on the course… even when it is 100+ degrees outside.
What to Wear
During the summer, the key is to stay cool even when it is so hot. I live in the south so it can get very hot & humid during the summer months. You have to battle the muggy heat and the scorching sun all while trying to concentrate on the 18th green with a birdie putt to win the match.
We don’t need anything else to worry about so having a wardrobe thats ready to take on the heat is most important. Since I have super fair skin and I have battled with skin cancer in the past, I am looking for coverage & breathability.
Even though sleeveless shirts are probably more “comfortable” to wear during the summer and they help avoid the t-shirt tan lines, I always opt for a shirt with sleeves. I don’t like to have to worry about my shoulders burning and when I am carrying my golf bag, having sleeves seems to be more comfortable when sweating a lot.
I try to find shirts that have a moisture-wicking, fast-drying and anti-microbial fabric. Shirts that are mostly polyester seem to be best during the summer months. I try to avoid most cottons June-August because the fabrics are thicker, absorb the moisture & retain the heat.
My favorite shirts are the Adidas Climacool Polo‘s & the Nike Dry Polos. The Nike Dry Polo is one of my favorites right now. It has the perfect amount of stretch, is moisture-wicking and it keeps you dry & cool throughout the whole round.
Now the bottoms can get quite tricky. There are so many different options now that it is exciting. I love wearing skirts/skorts when playing golf. I find that they are most comfortable. But I do not discriminate against shorts & pants. My dermatologist has actually suggested that I wear pants during the summer but I just can’t get away from my ruffled skirts.
I have been obsessed with Lululemon’s skirts for many years now. I found the pace setter skirt (which they no longer make) a couple years ago and fell in love so I went out and bought every color in my size that I could find. I think I have 10 different colors now. They are my go-to on the extra hot days.
Lululemon has now released their Circuit Breaker Skirt and it is very similar to the pace setter. It has a zip pocket in the back, two small pockets in the waistband & silicon grips on the inside of the spandex to keep everyone in its place. I haven’t tried this EXACT skirt yet but the staff at Lululemon have insured me that they are basically the same skirt, just without an extra ruffle on the bum.
Both Nike & Adidas have great options for shorts, skorts & pants that breathe comfortably for the summer. I have many options from both companies and they are all comfortable. The Nike Washed Dry Shorty is my favorite short & Adidas Rangewear Skort is so comfy.
There are so many options for women’s golf clothes now so you really just need to try out and see what fits you best. The different companies make their clothes different ways so you need to try on everything and figure out what fits your body type the best.
The accessories may be just as important as the clothes on some days. I find that the socks I wear and the hat/visor I am wearing can be just as vital to my golf game as the shorts I picked out.
I have been on a crazy rollercoaster ride with hats in my golf career. I started off wearing a traditional baseball cap, then opted to go hatless, went to a visor, back to baseball cap, then to a bucket hat, then to wide brim visor and now back to a bucket hat. I have literally tried them all. I am sticking with the bucket hat from now because it is what protects the best. The sun is so strong during the summer that it is just best for my skin to avoid it as much as possible.
I have switched to this Titleist Aussie bucket hat and it has been great! It breathes well, fits comfortably and has a chin strap for extra support on those windy days.
This is another instance where you really want to find what works best for you. Adidas, Under Armour & Nike all have bucket hat options, the Titleist one just worked best for me.
Now onto socks. This is all about comfort. When I was at the PGA show earlier this year, I tried on FootJoy’s new sock line – TechSof Tour Sport and it was awesome. There is so much support, comfort, breathability and the sock didn’t fall down. The technology going into their socks is amazing. Again, there are so many different options, you just have to try them out but I would definitely start with FootJoy.
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Hey yall! I’m Kerri & this is Glam on the Green! I started GOTG because I wanted to find a way to combine my two loves; golf & fashion. I will make sure I try to tag as many pieces or golf items & I will link everything up on glamonthegreen.com So be sure to follow along!