A no-brainer, but very important tip is to wear SUNSCREEN! This fabulous event is held outside all day (there are tents, but many are hosted and you do need special credentials to get inside) so unless you want to add sun damage to your face… make sure you apply before you arrive!
That being said, Ladies and Gents, go ahead and wear a great hat if you’d like! Make this your opportunity to see how a beautiful hat can draw attention to your lovely face and a great fedora can make a man very handsome! I plan to wear a lovely wide brimmed hat, which will also add a little extra protection to my face from the sun.
Ladies shoes: This tip is very important! Wear a flat shoe (or boot), a great wedge or a thick heeled sandal or shoe. You will be walking on grass all day and you don’t want a stiletto heel sinking down in the soft grass, causing an embarrassing tumble or a turned ankle! Trust me on this one!
Ladies attire: You will see all kinds of clothing, however my suggestion is to choose lady-like outfits, such as a lovely sundress with a light sweater or jacket, stylish polo attire (check out a Ralph Lauren ad if you need inspiration) or a pretty romper. We are still hovering in the high 90’s, here in Scottsdale, but as we all know the temps can change quickly. Also as the sun sets in the afternoon, West World is blocked from the late afternoon sun and it can actually get a little chilly.
Men’s attire: You will also see all kinds of attire at this diverse event, but I suggest if you are a stylish man- Go for a great look that summons up dreams of the Hamptons, Palm Springs or Wellington, Florida. Many men get creative with natty sport coats and even wear with colorful walking shorts. Along with a great hat, these men look pretty great! Many of the men who wore shorts last year, did the no sock look. Just make sure if you plan this look that your shoes are comfortable. You will be walking if you want to fully experience this fun event!
Activites: Prepare to see just about everything on Saturday, November 5th! Along with Polo Players, Polo Ponies and 4 great matches, there will also be the longest runway fashion show sponsored by Phoenix Fashion Week – with gorgeous models and amazing fashion. There is also an actual Dog Fashion Show and these canine participants take this show VERY SERIOUSLY!! I will be judging the Dog Fashion Show, along with a very well-known local celebrity who promises to bring great fun to this portion of the event! You will have to attend to find out who he/she is because it’s a secret! There are also vendors galore and concessions.
For more information about 2016 Scottsdale Polo Championships, visit thepoloparty.com.