A couple years ago, I enrolled in a tennis class for beginners and it was, as they say, “character-building.” I hadn’t been so colossally and publicly bad at something since, oh, high school? — when I was forced to try my hand at various outdoor sports as a part of P.E. All-in, it was a good thing to push myself out of my comfort zone (how often do we do that as adults outside of the professional arena?), but my was it humbling.
Meanwhile, Mr. Magpie has always been a solid tennis player (he is one of those vexing “natural athletes” — hopefully my children inherit this gene) and we played a couple of times, which, of course, and happily, necessitated the purchase of an entire new tennis wardrobe. I was reminded of this the other day as I switched out my winter wardrobe for my summer one and came across a bag full of sportswear, including a stack of barely-used tennis garb. The discovery left me determined to figure out a way to try my hand (again) at tennis this summer — and also, I will admit, left me poking around online looking for updated, chic looks for summertime aerobics:
THIS CHIC TENNIS DRESS (UNDER $60)
SAKS HAS A BUNCH OF MY FAVORITE TENNIS SHOES ON SERIOUS SALE IN GREAT COLORS
LOVE THE SPORTY STRIPE DETAILING ON THIS NIKE DRESS
MONOGRAMMED GOLF HEAD COVERS (GREAT GIFT)
YOU CAN’T GO WRONG WITH A WHITE LACOSTE (I STILL HAVE SEVERAL FROM MY TEENS!)
THE BEST SPORTS WATER BOTTLE EVER (I’M OBSESSED WITH THIS)
A MONOGRAMMED POUCH FOR TOTING ESSENTIALS
A PUFF-SLEEVED SWEATSHIRT FOR COOL-DOWNS
ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE WITH THE SHAPE OF THESE SUNNIES
I’VE WRITTEN ABOUT THIS IN THE PAST, BUT THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST JACKET FOR HIKING — LIGHTWEIGHT, WIND AND RAIN-PROOF, PACKABLE, AND VENTED
I LOVE THE LOOSE, BODY-SKIMMING FIT OF THIS TANK
PEOPLE RAVE ABOUT THESE SOCKS
HAVE HEARD REALLY GOOD THINGS ABOUT THESE LULULEMON DUPES
LILY IS NOT FOR EVERYONE, BUT IF YOU’RE ONE OF THE SOMEONES…
THE PRETTIEST RASHGUARDS (COMES IN MINI SIZES!)
A couple of scores for children, too: this tennis dress (or this one!), Lacoste shorts for boys, this tipped polo, this tennis skirt, and this sunscreen (consistently the highest ranked for little ones). Also — check out the sale selection at CPC for lots of country club-appropriate attire.
P.P.S. What to wear while nursing.
P.P.P.S. Are you reading along with June’s Magpie book club pick?! It’s a good one (and blessedly short — more books need to be under 200 pages).