Lakeside at Albert Park was the place to be on Saturday for the Land Rover Polo in the City.

Melbourne welcomed the beginning of the polo season with pristine weather, allowing for the smart casual dress code to go untainted.

Presenting sponsor of the annual city polo, Land Rover, hosted their namesake marquee in style with stunning decor resembling a summer escape to the Hamptons. Amongst the sporting entertainment, guests were nourished with a delicious assortment of food and bottomless aperol spritz, or entertained with the Land Rover Polo makeshift photo studio.

Whilst the concept of ‘smart casual’ can be somewhat difficult to define, guests seamlessly nailed the opulent polo look.

A more casual step from racing fashion, polo style is elegant yet relaxed. For the guys, linen jackets replace suits whilst a tie is still appropriate. For the ladies, the chic outdoor event requires a summery daytime look complete with wedges or flats. Stilettos aren’t expected (or ideal) due the mostly grass setting, and millinery is a no go.

Effortless, floaty sun dresses, playsuits and 2 piece sets adorned in lace and embroidery were prominent, channelling an overall feminine look.

Kookai and Thurley seemed to be the brands of choice, with many guests flaunting pieces from the respective latest summer collections.

Reflecting the essence of summer, white was no doubt the infallible colour for many polo goers. With the angelic colour complimenting a tan and easily accessorised, it’s hard to stay away! And of course, a straw hat was the essential, finishing ‘polo’ touch.

Attendees of the Land Rover marquee included tennis star Bernard Tomic, Melbourne City Land Rover Ambassador Rebecca JuddChris Judd, The Bachelor’s Sam Wood, My Kitchen Rules Ash Pollard, Jo Hall, Rozalia & Nick Russian, Cindy Sargon, Chyka Keebaugh, Nathan & Tania Buckley and Emma Clapham. 

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Photography provided by Lucas Dawson and Danielle Castano from Stylesnooperdan.
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