Fashion Guide to the 2022 WMPO

Lisa Van LooJanuary 31, 2022
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From corporate-polo schmoozers to the Instagram-selfie set, dress the part with this guide to the season’s nattiest fairway threads.

Wythe Leather Band Felt Hat, offering contrast and character for her curated look. $58,
Boho Strappy Tassel Heels with fringe and a sensible, solid heel for walking the VIP tents. $35,
Deep V boho dress, elegantly casual and precisely free-spirited. $220,
Small Luna in pistachio by Sage Aubrey, adding an interesting geometric shape and stunning style. $495,
Bar bracelet in rose gold, proving she's effortlessly on trend. $43.99,

The Chic Cocktailer

Her elegantly and strategically styled boho look is instantly Instagrammable, and will be from several angles throughout the day and into the evening – each snap adorned with spot-on hashtags. She’s dressed less for function and more for form, which can prove challenging on grass or during that one unreasonably frigid day that invariably blows into the Open each year. But her commitment to her look will carry her through, from top to toes.

The Comfort Champion

This tactical golf fan has found a way to leverage comfort and “link” it with smart fashion. In other words, she’s putting her look to work so she can enjoy a few hours following the shot leader without hassle. Her shoes offer support, her pants have pockets and stretchy fabric and her upcycled handbag is functional and socially conscious. Find her talking backswings while earning a responsible amount of natural Vitamin D.

  • Create Your Outcome muscle tank, perhaps sending a message to the players, offers breathability and comfort in a flattering neutral. $30,
  • Air Force 1 ’07 by Nike, offering sleek comfort and on-trend style for all those steps she’ll accrue on the course. $90,
  • Cactus hoop earrings by Phoenix Supply Co., give a practical yet fashionable nod to the desert, $22,
  • Meditate socks by Spiritual Gangster, to remind her to be mindful and keep her safe from blisters. $22,
  • Phone pouch with houndstooth strap, made responsibly with upcycled materials and utilitarian enough to also hold ChapStick and cash. $50,

The Bespoke-Box Bro

Golf is low on the list for him, as are most sports. But live music, friends, a dose of the outdoors and craft cocktails make the Waste Management Phoenix Open a must for this guy. He’ll be the fella talking about the virtues of straight-edge shaving while sipping a local brew with “just the right touch of pineapple hoppiness.” He’s also wearing a look that’s so cool it’s almost not.

  • H Bar B Snapshirt, looks cool and keeps him cool. $72,
  • Cambridge corduroy by Marine Layer, offers a slim look in an underused fabric — perfect for the cool mornings. $125,
  • Tailored Union Men’s Socks in Leo, to keep everybody guessing. $16,
  • The Tile, a cool-kid wallet designed to carry necessities made from upcycled materials by manufacturers earning a livable wage. $22,
  • The Bald Eagle Camping Boot by inkkas, statement footwear that brings together style and durability. $149,
  • Tournament by AO Eyewear, offering a vintage-inspired view of the tournament. $189,

The Scoreboard Stalker

The only reason this guy won’t be at the TPC on Sunday is because he’s got his own tee time somewhere else. He’s a player, he understands the game, he knows the leaderboard – even when a dark-horse duffer swings his way to the top. He wears his golf gear to the tournament because that’s what you wear to a golf club. You’ll see him walking along with the gallery, respecting protocols and tradition – except maybe on the 16th.

  • White marble quarterzip by Bad Birdie, for the chill in the air on early tee times. $95,
  • Revel 4 by Brooks, for sporty comfort to carry him from every tee box to every green. $100,
  • Men’s essential golf shorts in gray by PXG, for fans who want to feel like players. $160,
  • Mojave polo by Bad Birdie, a modern pattern for the modern golf fan. $44.99,
  • General by AO Eyewear, a slick finish for a guy scoping out birdies. $244,
  • Prolight Sports Visor in gray by PXG, to conspicuously manage glare. $35,

The Birds Nest Lassie

She came to party, no doubt. This one probably knows someone in one of the bands at the Birds Nest – if she doesn’t, she will by the time the tournament is over. She might wander over to the 16th green and get in a few rowdy hollers before heading back to the stage. Golf is cool, but not as cool as rock ’n’ roll.

  • Dreamer crop, channeling a certain Aerosmith vibe. $25,
  • Gold leather earrings, light enough to wear all night, $12.99,
  • Split skinny jeans in anthracite by Zara, giving a little room for her rockin’ booties. $45.90,
  • Sunrise Charm bracelet by Pura Vida, a lightweight but thoughtful addition to her wrist. $12,
  • The Socorro Bootie by inkkas, paying homage to the desert while respecting a long night ahead. $119,

The Wannabe Bezos

He’s got VIP passes, he’s cruising the corporate tents and he’s using the time outside of the office to show clients and vendors how much he “appreciates their support throughout the year.” (Read: how much he loves those commissions.) The golf? He could take it or leave it. It’s a scene setter for his schmoozing, period.

  • Slim-fit chino by J.Crew, keeping his look business-casual while feeling more casual than business. $79.50,
  • Aviator Classic by Ray-Ban, for a polished finish. $161,
  • Firstlight Tech Shirt, a button-up because he’s not in the office… but he’s still working. $90,
  • Barklay plain toe oxford in gray by Nunn Bush, offers gel-insole comfort while maintaining a “let’s talk business, casually” feel. $64.90,
  • Slim runway bracelet watch by Michael Kors, so he doesn’t miss that conference call he had hoped to join. $168.75,