Fitness Fashion Week: Golf Style
Jul 21, 2010
Given the grumbling yesterday, let me explain a little bit about this week’s theme.
If I receive a lot of Ask Belle’s on the same topic, it will end up with a theme week, and a surprising number of people have written in to ask what they should wear for workouts and sports. While I believe that utility is the most important quality for workout attire, I don’t believe that utility and appearance are mutually exclusive categories.
I’ve never understood the argument that women who dress up for the gym aren’t serious about their workouts. It’s like saying that women who want to look nice while at work aren’t serious about their jobs. The seriousness of a woman’s fitness regimen should be should be judged by her fitness level, not her clothing. Who says you can’t look adorable while you get fit?
Politicians and golf go together like teen girls and Justin Bieber. As a result, staffers looking to rise above their station to the rank of K Street sellout (I kid, I kid.) need to learn how to golf. But while swinging the club well is important, looking good on the golf course can’t hurt either.
Now, back to the golf course…
While it would be easy to embrace the argyle, pleated skirts and visors, that’s a little gauche for me. I prefer to keep a clean look on the links, and opt instead, for an all white ensemble. It looks soft and classic, and it will keep you cool in the blazing sunshine.