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Vogue featuring KULE green terry polo dress for golf wear

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You’ll Want to Sport This Golf Gear On and Off the Course by Rachel Besser

Outdoor sports like golf, tennis, and pickleball took off in the height of the pandemic as a much-needed reprieve from days spent inside. It didn’t take long for designers like Tory Burch, Malbon, and Byrdie to get in on the fun, reimagining clothes that are as technically savvy as they are stylish to wear on and off the course.

While tennis has crisp whites and pleated skirtsgolf style was in need of a refresh from argyle socks and preppy V-necks. Thankfully that arrived, and now the best golf clothes for women are also things you might want to wear off the course, too. Designers are leaning into pieces that harken back to golf’s most stylish days (when golfers like Gary Player and Arnold Palmer sported cardigans, sweater vests, and trousers), but now they’re done up in sweat-wicking materials and more fashion-forward cuts.

Here, shop some of the best golf clothes for women on the market, from polished sweater vests to easy-to-wear dresses to bucket hats and more things you’ll want to sport even if you’re not teeing it up.

Dresses

sporty dress is the workhorse of any golf wardrobe. It’s typically designed with a collar, above-the-knee hemline, and in a performance fabric (stretch cotton piqué, for example). From there, look for differentiating details like pleating, zippers, and racing stripes that lend a preppy touch. You’ll find a classic golf dress from perennial favorites like Lacoste, that’s for sure, or you can skew more unexpected with a piece like Kule’s grassy green polo dress crafted in terrycloth.

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The Hollywood Reporter

the hollywood reporter featuring kule checker over the shoulder tote

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The Most Stylish Beach Bags for Toting Your Seaside Essentials Like a Star by Ingrid Schmidt

These sand-to-the-streets carryalls from Clare V., Sézane, Loeffler Randall and other Hollywood-loved labels are perfect for Labor Day weekend getaways and beyond.

Time to tack up the “gone fishing” sign one last time. To assist in packing for summer’s Labor Day getaway, we’ve rounded up the best beach bags — that key piece needed to tote all your essentials to the sand and beyond.

These roomy carryalls from celebrity-loved brands run the style gamut. Whether woven, durable canvas or beachy terrycloth, the look is decidedly oversized. All of our picks also work overtime into fall for weekend road trips and do double duty, with a laptop and lunch, for the office.

So grab your favorite bikini or one-piece, a cute beach towel, some chic sunglasses (don’t forget the sunscreen!) and an immersive beach read and get ready to relax. And that doesn’t have to mean traveling. Beat the crowds and take it even easier with a staycation in the backyard or at the neighborhood pool or beach.

Below, see all of our top picks for the most stylish beach totes to wear through summer and beyond.

Kule The All-Over Check Tote

Emma Roberts and Jennifer Garner are fans of this New York-based brand that specializes in modern classic closet staples. In crisp cotton canvas, Kule’s spacious graphic-print bag has over-the-shoulder straps for easy toting.

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Vogue

Vogue featuring KULE for tenniscore

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How Tenniscore Came to Signify a New Era of Luxury Athleisure by Aemilia Madden

Amidst the era of social distancing and outdoor activities, tennis proved to be the perfect sport. A net and 78 feet of court stood between you and your opponent. But even as social lives return to close proximity, tennis’ popularity has remained intact—especially as it pertains to fashion. 

“Brands traditionally not associated with tennis, from fast fashion to luxury labels, have been brought into today’s mainstream tennis culture,” says Jason Kim, SVP of marketing for Lacoste North America, of the sport’s rise. “Through content creation and true product development, this surge in tenniswear’s popularity has ultimately defined the new trend we see around tenniscore.”

Tennis is a sport known for its particularity when it comes to its uniform. At Wimbledon, players can be fined for not wearing all white on the court (as Nick Kyrgios was for putting on his white-and-red Air Jordan 1s this year). In 2018, Serena Williams’s black catsuit at the French Open earned unnecessary backlash from the French Tennis Federation and led to the ban of similar outfits altogether. While this official fussiness around dress code feels old-fashioned, many just getting into the sport are finding that the traditional tennis staples feel particularly fresh off court. 

With rising interest comes exciting innovation. Classic tennis brands like Lacoste are finding ways to marry on- and off-court style, partnering with A.P.C. and Awake NY and “mixing traditional technicalwear with aspects of modern streetwear and digital-age influence,” says Kim.

This summer, sportswear brand Wilson released its second collaboration with Kith, a label that’s helped to define the current era of streetwear. “Kith created a modern twist on classic prep,” says Joelle Michaeloff, vice president of design at Wilson Sportswear. “Together, we combined our heritage with their street style to create something unique and special.” The collaboration took traditional tennis silhouettes like the tennis dress and even the visor and reimagined them with a fashion-forward twist. Michaeloff cites the tennis skirt and a classic polo shirt as two key pieces Wilson is seeing customers style just as fervently off the court as on.

A further venture into the space, lifestyle brand Sporty & Rich, founded by Emily Oberg, launched a new co-branded capsule with Prince on July 11. “Sporty & Rich is all about encouraging people to live healthier, happier, and longer, and knowing that an activity like tennis can help to achieve that, it has always been a central part of the brand ethos,” Oberg said in a press release. The collection—a mix of cotton lounge pieces along with preppy staples like tennis skirts and sweater-vests—manages to maintain technical elements of sportswear while introducing a trendy twist.

Clearly athletic innovation, while important for those who spend time working on their serves and backhands, isn’t the only appeal for those who are adopting the look for everyday life. “The interpretation of tennis style being expressed with street culture, while also nodding to the vintage history of the traditional sport apparel itself, is really interesting to see—showcasing the cross-generational evolution for both on court and off court,” says Kim.

For centuries, the sport was often associated with luxury and leisure, something taken up at country clubs or sun-drenched beachside hotels. For those looking to bring a touch of escapism into their post-pandemic life, the sport represents a sort of easygoing grandeur. An all-white uniform, worn when playing on a court of dusty clay or fresh-cut grass, not only offers a visual contrast but signifies the wearer’s ability to keep their tennis whites white—a mark of wealth for much of the sport’s history. 

Another element of tennis style that’s incredibly luxe is the jewelry. After all, nothing seems quite as flippant as breaking a sweat while draped in a diamond necklace or bracelet. The term tennis bracelet first originated after a 1987 U.S. Open match in which American player Chris Evert paused the game to retrieve her diamond bracelet after the clasp broke, sending it flying. It’s rare for players to wear jewelry in contact sports, but in tennis it’s considered a key element of an on-court look.  

“The tennis bracelet serves as the perfect piece of jewelry to wear while playing the sport or, for that matter, any other athletic activity,” says Kim-Eva Wempe, owner and managing partner of jewelry brand Wempe. “It’s lightweight, usually fits pretty snug to the arm, and isn’t bulky, so you don’t have to worry about it being a distraction or moving around much.” This practical luxury is just as appealing off the court, as many women find themselves dressing with versatility in mind. A simple strand of diamonds can be styled just as easily with jeans and a tee as it can be with a black-tie gown. 

On social media, as users continue to develop the way they interact with followers, presentation has evolved from one of millennial-led polished perfection to a more Gen Z–driven unaffectedness by way of super-cropped photos and unaffected poses. There’s a certain flippancy, even when dressed in head-to-toe designer duds. Ultimately, tenniscore serves to be the perfect trend for both generations. It’s preppy and polished, but a sweaty post-play selfie is just as easy to capture as one perfectly posed pregame. When it comes to little white miniskirts and stacked diamonds, it really is love-love.

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Real Homes

Real Homes featuring KULE x West Elm for Labor Day decorations: celebrate with stars and stripes galore

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Labor Day decorations: celebrate with stars and stripes galore by Louise Oliphant

Labor day is just around the corner, and since it’s the last holiday of the summer, you might as well celebrate in style. After all, it’s the perfect time to show off your love for the people who work hard to make the USA what it is today. Any excuse to fire up your grill for a cookout, right? 

So, to help you pull off a party the whole neighborhood will want to go to, we’ve found 12 Labor Day decorations whether you’re hosting inside or out. This way, you can deck your home and yard in stars and stripes ready for your weekend celebrations. 

From flags to banners and table decor to hats, wreaths and even folding chairs, there’s something for everyone. Plus, in red, white and blue you can keep and reuse them next year for July 4th and Memorial Day.

While you’re busy partying, don’t forget there are big savings to be had for your home this Labor Day. So if you’re looking to buy something you can keep up all year round, check out our edit of the best Labor Day furniture sales for 2022. 

12 LABOR DAY DECORATIONS TO BUY IN 2022

Kule Reversible Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Pillow View at West Elm

Make sure your guests are comfy and scatter these striped indoor/outdoor cushions about the place this Labor Day, and every day after that too. 

WHAT IS LABOR DAY AND WHEN IS IT?

Labor Day is a national holiday celebrated in the United States on the first Monday in September – this year, taking place on September 5th. Though, usually parties and events will begin the weekend before, otherwise known as Labor Day Weekend. 

It’s celebrated to honor the American Labor Movement of the 19th century and to recognize the achievements and contributions of laborers to the development of the United States, as it is today. 

Many retailers and brands use Labor Day as an opportunity to run sales and deals across anything from big-ticket items like appliances and tech, to beauty items and homewares. So if you’ve had your eye-on something new, then Labor Day is the time to buy, especially products for your home.

WHAT ARE THE COLORS FOR LABOR DAY?

Anything red, white and/or blue. Yes, you guessed it, the more patriotic the better. Dress yourself and decorate your home using these all-American colors for the ultimate Labor Day celebration. 

As the day is all about commemorating workers who contributed to the develop of the United States, using motifs such as gnomes and tools are also a common way to decorate. Using the American flag print is a versatile way to play tribute too, using things you may already have in your home. And if you’re buying new decor for labor day, remember you can use it again for July 4th and Memorial Day.