If you spend any time around the All England Club during Wimbledon, as I did for several hours last Monday, you start to notice that many people dress in what could be described as starter kits: a lot of men wear button-down shirts and shorts, while women tend to opt for summer dresses or skirts.
But a starter kit, as the name suggests, is only a sartorial starting point. Some in the crowd wore blazers or three-piece suits. Others used sweaters as an accessory of sorts, draping them over their shoulders or tying them across their bodies or around their waists.
Wimbledon is known for requiring athletes to wear white. Most spectators’ outfits included at least one white element, too — often, white tennis shoes. And it wouldn’t be a British tennis tournament without more than a few smart-looking hats.