It’s the start of a new decade and if you aren’t hip to the newest fashion trends in golf outerwear then you seriously need to get your gear in shape. We’ll highlight some of the sport’s top fashion trendsetters and how you can pull off the look next time you hit the links at River’s Edge Golf Course.
- Rickie Fowler
Whenever you think of fashion in conjunction with golf, it’s hard to have a list of people without mentioning Rickie Fowler. Known for being one of the more flamboyant dressers on the PGA Tour, Fowler’s 2020 style is yet again making people take notice. Opening up the year at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, Fowler sported a pineapple-designed short and untucked aloha shirt combo complete with Puma golf bucket hat. If there is anyone on the men’s and women’s tour that you want fashion advice from, it is probably Fowler who is a true trailblazer when it comes to taking what is traditional about golf wear and turning it completely on its head.
- Jesper Parnevik
A significant trailblazer in the history of golf, Parnevik was the first golfer to popularize tailored shirts, slim pants and the flat-brimmed golf cap. If you look at the Swede’s earlier tour days, you’ll see a player that seems as if they just walked out of a men’s fashion magazine. Jesper Parnevik is still pushing the boundaries of golf and fashion today with his flat-brimmed cap going into “super flat” mode and really propping up the underside of the cap to say fashion is here to stay.
- Brooks Koepka
For every golfer that sports vintage fashion, there is always one willing to take a chance on what the gods are claiming as high fashion today. Enter Brooks Koepka, whose Nike Air Max 90 was sent by Off-White designer Virgil Abloh himself. This caused a full head spin in both the golf and fashion worlds as it saw leaders from both collaborate in a way that hasn’t truly been seen before. Koepka sported his shoes at the 2019 tour championships and when asked about it, responded with: “The off whites, it’s fashion bro.” While this might not automatically make Koepka a fashion pro, one thing is for certain. He has created a trend that is likely to be emulated with other professional golfers leading into the new decade.
- Justin Thomas
If you are a sucker for the traditional “golf-y” look, then Justin Thomas is your man. Through a partnership with Ralph Lauren (who else?), Thomas is a connoisseur of the preppy look that isn’t going away anytime soon. While Thomas can certainly dial up the “traditional/preppy” look, he certainly understands how to deliver a sleek and stylized look, especially in conjunction with Ralph Lauren’s 2020 RLX variety.
- Michelle Wie
For Wie, it isn’t just about what you wear but about how you wear it. While she does prefer a more comfortable fit, she is no stranger to how color patterns can match up and result in a quality and classy look on the links. With a baby on the way in 2020, expect Wie to make a golf comeback in a stylish and fashion-forward way.
Golf isn’t just a game about winning. While we can all wear a red shirt a la Tiger, you also have the opportunity to look good doing it. Take a few pages from these professionals and up your game out there in style. Stop by our pro shop to check out the latest in golf wear.