Ready. Set. POLO!!! This is my one of my favorite sports. In my opinion, it's the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon. It's the perfect family outing. For kids it's like going to the zoo, the dog park, and the playground all at the same time. For adults, its a networking event, bar, fashion show, and (if your single) the perfect place to meet your future spouse.
The game of polo is actually the oldest team game in the world. Based on hieroglyphics found in ancient tombs, the game easily dates back over 2000 years. The game was initially used to help train soldiers for battle on horseback and over the years the game was developed. The game is played worldwide with the best competition in Argentina, England, Dubai, and stateside in Aiken and West Palm Beach. Charleston is growing as a strong polo community as there are rumors that starting in the Fall, they will begin to have matches every Sunday here at Hyde Park. But don't quote me on that.
Now I'm one of those weird people who actually come to watch the game. And let me tell you, it was awesome. Competitive right to the very end. Won on a last second penalty shot. But I must be honest, I did manage to snap some photos of some well dressed gents, attention commanding ladies, and some of the cutest kids you've ever seen. If you're one of those people who always say "I'd love to go but I don't know what to wear", then this post will serve as the perfect "What to Wear to a Polo Match Primer". Enjoy!!
|On Me:Oxford Button Down~Polo Ralph Lauren, Tie~Polo Ralph Lauren, Chino Shorts~Polo Ralph Lauren, Blazer~Max's(Thrifted), Sunglasses~H&M, Loafers~Bass, Watch~Timex|
On Wife:Linen Dress~Express, Shoes~Fergalicious, Hat~Scala
On Daughter:Polo Shirt~Polo Ralph Lauren, Chino Shorts~Polo Ralph Laurel(Cutoff,Thrifted), Flat Shoes~The Children's Place
On Son:Oxford Button Down~The Children's Place, Madras Shorts~Polo Ralph Lauren, Loafers~The Children's Place, Belt~Vintage