Hours ago, Scotsman Andy Murray collected his second title (the first in 2013) at tennis’ most beloved tournament: The Championships, Wimbledon. Defeating Milos Raonic in the Gentlemen’s Singles Final, Mr. Murray deservingly raised the trophy to his third grand slam title overall and first since downing Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon three years ago. Taking place over two weeks and culminating on the second Sunday of July, the tournament has been hosted at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London since 1877 – making it the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Deserving, then, as the most prestigious event in tennis, Wimbledon commands a bit of pomp and circumstance from guests of Centre Court.
With the Royal Box presided over by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, style at Wimbledon was certain to be discussed. Less formal than Royal Ascot, but just as eagerly anticipated, the fashions from the tournament inspire commentary for weeks to come. Of course light, breathable fabrics are a must, as even the temperate British summer can feel stifling under the sun and among the crowds. Playful patterns and all-white summer looks are the go-to staple. As for jewelry? Pearls, of course. The pearl lends a cool, fresh polish to a summer look, and transitions well from casual outdoor fun to chic summertime engagements.
The pearl is also a confortable jewel to wear throughout the day. A pair of Spey akoya pearl studs (as pictured) is an excellent tennis-match choice. Wanting more? An elegant twist of gold, diamond and pearl on a pendant adds a refined bit of sparkle to your look. Spey pearls look refreshing on any look at Wimbledon – just remember, after the rackets are stowed and tiers of spectators are cleared, to remove any perspiration from your day in the sun by gently buffing your pearls with a clean, soft cloth. This will keep your pearls looking just as lustrous at next year’s tournament and for generations to come.