Eaton Hall

Fashion | May 30, 2017

WHAT TO WEAR TO A CRICKET MATCH

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Can you believe it, I really managed to tick off one of those bucket list things. I do love cricket and everything that comes with it, most of all the beautiful white cricket houses or pavilions. We haven’t attended a match so far which is definitely another thing on my said list. But taking photos at a cute house like that has been on my forever wishlist and the fact that we made it happen feels amazing. Eaton Hall, the huge estate of the Duke of Westminster is literally just around the corner from us and as the past weekend was all about charity, the gates were opened to all of us. We had to seize this opportunity, yes? Since last year I know for a fact that the estate houses the cutest cricket house and as we normally don’t get in there, this was our moment! what to wear to a cricket match

 
 

I know that this sounds like such a female attitude and it probably is especially because I don’t really have a clue when it comes to the cricket rules. It’s all about the pavilions and the fashion. Does this sound very weird? It seems so quintessentially British which might be the reason I’m so intrigued by it. I always embrace the English countryside where for me cricket is taking place and where you can get fish & chips as well as tee served in pretty mugs and scones. A little bit like Downton Abbey! Well, you know what I mean I’m sure. what to wear to a cricket match

 
 

Just a little explanation: Cricket is a bat and ball game and is played between 2 teams made up of 11 players each. A match spans over 2 innings and is played on the lawn. But if you would like to know more about the actual rules, have a look here. what to wear to a cricket match

 
 

Now let’s cover the more interesting (!) part: Is there a dress code when attending a cricket match? Well, Lord’s, also known as Lord’s Cricket Ground in London which is the world’s most important and most famous cricket club definitely has some regulations when it comes to dressing. You will be frowned upon if you turn up wearing jeans, tracksuits or strapless tops. In the countryside things are way more relaxed. But nonetheless I love it when you dress nicely and make an effort. I think you can never go wrong if you choose ‘Smart Casual’. This beautiful shirtdress from Boden is a real winner for me and it’s currently on major sale. Is has the perfect length and I think the red looks so beautifully with all the white on the pitch. Just add a pair of wedges and you’re good to go. So, I decided upon my outfit and now we need a match to go to. Do you have any tips or ideas? I would love to hear them.

 

My outfit:

Boden Jessica Dress (currently on sale!), Chloé Marcie Bag, H & M Espadrilles (old; similar ones here and here)
 
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Boden Jessica Dress (currently on sale!), Chloé Marcie Bag, H & M Espadrilles (old; similar ones here and here)
 
 

This dress was gifted to me from Boden but all opinions are my own.

 
 

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Comments

Ruth Mortimer

You look lovely Kirsten. Anyone for cricket? Although sometimes we laugh at the British with their quaint rules of etiquette, there is also something lovely about seeing people dressed well in such a beautiful environment. I don’t enjoy the competitiveness of people’s clothes, but I love seeing people making an effort to look smart on these occasions. Apart from the races, I am afraid people are terribly casual in NZ. Sometimes people even wear jeans to weddings, which is a pity. I like smart casual clothes, and shoes must be clean.

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thelifbissue43

Thank you Ruth! Oh I totally know what you mean, I really loathe competitivenss of people’s clothes, not my cup of tea at all. I love a bit of etiquette though and to be honest, it’s really more relaxed in the countryside. However, I would never turn up at a wedding wearing jeans. It really seems that the NZ lifestyle is very different but I think it’s interesting. Have a lovely day.x

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Ada

You always have the best locations and backgrounds for your photos. I quite like this dress. The tiny floral print and style of it are beautiful. Love and need those gorgeous striped espadrille wedges. Looking fantastic!

I run a style linkup on Thursdays. Would love for you to stop by this Thursday and linkup your awesome blog with me!

Have a great week! Ada. =)

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thelifbissue43

Yes, that’s my mission to find the great spots in this country, thanks so much Ada. Still loving these wedges after 3 years. Almost hard to believe that they are H & M and still look that good.

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