Ever since I was young, I’ve played tennis. Granted, I’ve never particularly excelled at the sport, but my father has kept me on the court from around the age of 10 to even now when we see each other for holidays, which is why I was ecstatic when Lacoste asked me to come along for a trip down to Miami for the Tennis Open. Upon packing for my trip with the iconic brand, I realized that my usual T-shirt and biker shorts combination probably wouldn’t cut it; that’s when I turned to the experts. Meet Christina McHale and Dominika Cibulkova.
At only 23 years old, Christina McHale ranked #54 at the end of 2014 and has been a part of the U.S. Fed Cup Team for the last five years. Dominika Cibulkova has four titles in the WTA tournament, and she's been considered among the best players in the world after a Grand Slam final at the 2014 Australian Open. Suffice it to say, these women know a thing or two about being on the tennis court. If you’re interested in stepping up your tennis style game this summer, scroll through to read their fashion tips!
On hats: "I prefer to wear visors when I am playing, because I think it looks more feminine and it is more comfortable."
On jewelry: "I like to wear jewelry on court. I normally wear a pair of stud earrings, a thin lightweight necklace, and a bracelet on my right arm."
On socks: "I normally love the ankle sock style. It looks feminine and allows me to move well on the court."
On hairstyles: "I normally always play with my hair up or braided, anything that keeps the hair out of my eyes and allows me to see the ball the best!"
On confidence: "For me, it's not so much the color combination that makes me feel confident in my outfit, but rather it's the way the outfit fits me that makes me feel good in it."
On fabrics: "Dri-fit material is the best fabric to play in because it really absorbs the sweat and keeps you cool."
On color combinations: "I like simple and straight forward colors [and] outfit combinations. White and blue are simple and make me feel confident. When I go out, I like to mix it up with more colors.
On sunscreen: "I wear sunscreen on the court because I believe in protecting one’s skin. I like to use Daylong, as it’s the perfect brand for athletes."