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The new Kate Spade Golf collection was spotted at the ANWA dinner, here are our favorite looks you can replicate

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April 08, 2024
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In its five-year existence, the ANWA has empowered the next generation of elite women golfers. From its inaugural winner Jennifer Kupcho, who is now a major champion, to the last year’s champion Rose Zhang, a rising star on the LPGA Tour — being crowned champion of this event will likely propel players to the next level.

But before this year’s competition even began, a dazzling level of pageantry occurred before the first tee shot was struck. Like so many elite golf events, a dinner or banquet takes place the day before the tournament commences as a celebration of the players' hard work; for us, it serves as the chance to get a glimpse of the off-course stylings of some of these players—and we saw quite a few pieces from a recent drop we can't get enough of.

Over the winter, legendary New York fashion house Kate Spade released a charmingly whimsical novelty capsule that can only be described as a golfer's paradise. Equipped with pieces from a windmill wicker handbag to darling golf ball kitten heels— the collection was a viral sensation.

During Tuesday night's players' welcome dinner, Caitlyn Macnab of the University of Mississippi and Stanford teammates Rachel Heck and Sadie Englemann were spotted sporting some of our favorite pieces from the collection.

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From left to right: Caitlyn Macnab; Sadie Englemann; Rachel Heck. Image and styling credit: Morgan Haberfield.

Heck, who recently announced her decision to forego professional golf, was seen in head-to-toe Kate Spade. Her Barbie-core blazer was stylishly paired with the Noel Taffeta Skirt along with the statement Tee Time 3D Golf Ball Crossbody bag—creating a sophisticated yet youthful look. The flower motif of her Kate Spade New York Flourish heels was a creative nod toward the blooming azaleas of Augusta National … and we're obsessed!

Macnab and Englemann went the accessories route—both wearing shoes from the collection, that just scream springtime (white and gingham are practically synonymous with the season).

The University of Mississippi junior paired her monochromatic suit with the Tee Time Slide Sandals and the Hole In One Statement Necklace. The golf ball motif sandals are an upscaled take on a slip-on shoe that is versatile enough to pair well with any warm-weather look you're planning (we suggest you take a page out of Macnab's book and embrace light blue hues). The geometric nature of the flag-shaped hole-in-one necklace adds an element of structure to this look that, combined with the rounded heel of the sandals, prove that elevated accessories are key to looking effortlessly chic.

Englemann channeled the Masters green color palette with the Kate Spade New York Ibiza Gingham Sandals and Sam Icon Astroturf Fabric Small Tote (made of actual turf!). The green gingham platform heels leave us longing for a picnic filled with Augusta National's best concession items.

When these playfully unconventional collections are released, it can be difficult to imagine how they fit for practical life but that's the fun of collections similar to Kate Spade. The impracticality of it all adds to the charm. It's even more thrilling to see some of golf's brightest stars swap their Dri-FIT polos for glamorous threads with Augusta National as the backdrop.