Spectator Style – What to Wear to the Cricket World Cup
The World cup is on and runs until the end of March. This major sporting event will see cricket teams and their many fans flock to Australian stadiums from around the globe to battle it out for the World Cup.
If you live in Australia then you will know that this time of the year is usually hot, with temperatures reaching the 30’s or 40’s. Although cricket has a very conservative background and can be very formal in some parts of the world, it is generally a fairly laid back affair for the general cricket goer. However in the members section it is much more formal and dress regulations apply.
When it comes to deciding what to wear to a day at the Cricket, it’s easiest to decide what you are wearing based on where you’ll be watching the game from. We’ve checked out our favourite designer and retailers to find some style inspiration to help you choose the perfect outfit for a day at the cricket.
If you are going as a casual spectator choose an outfit you’ll be comfortable in and that will not be restrictive. Since you’ll be sitting in a stadium chair you want to relax and not have to continually watch how you sit all day, so keep away from short skirts. Tailored shorts (see our story on choosing the right pair for you) or lightweight pants, paired with sandals or espadrilles are a great choice. Our recent story on espadrilles will offer you some hints and inspiration.
There are so many great hats around at the moment from Panamas and Fedoras to Visors or stylish caps. Hats are a must, to keep the sun away from your face. It’s a good idea to make sure it’s no too obtrusive – you don’t want to offend other spectators by blocking their view.
When it comes to bags, choose a tote or a cross-body style or a leather backpack that will hold everything you need for the day.
Sunglasses are also a must and will greatly improve your viewing experience. Aviator and coloured frame sunglasses work well with casual style outfits and add personality to your look.
If you are spending the day in the members area, then you will be expected to look more dressed up than a casual spectator. It’s not work wear but more smart casual. What goes in general admin is very different from what is worn in the members area and the dress code is observed and enforced. Smart pants or skirt (not to short) or a sophisticated summer dress with a closed shoe are all appropriate. A smart bag and sunglasses are a must. (Shop Style AND Tonic below)
Style AND Tonic Hints
# Take a lightweight top for the night
# Wear loads of sunscreen and also carry sunscreen on you
# Check venue website for dress regulations if in doubt
# It’s a good idea to have a lightweight knit or jacket and umbrella in case the weather turns
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Members Area Style
Casual Spectator Style