Golf Digest WomanDecember 21, 2011

The Style Blog: LPGA trendsetters

Fashion runways are a funny business. Most of the concoctions designers send out are over the top and hard for the average person to process. "Who would wear that?" is a prevalent sentiment.

It's no surprise then that these days most people, designers included, are turning to street style blogs for inspiration. Although most people featured on these blogs are fashion insiders and stylist, there's just something more accessible about the fashion looks they put together.

To me, the LPGA Tour fairways feel like golf's street style. There are several style-savvy players that are inspiring. They hit the right style notes without compromising on their game. Take a look at these four, for instance:

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  1. Sandra Gal is a master at showing off her killer legs. Whether she's doubling up on the polos or sporting a sleek sleeveless number, her athletic legs are always on display. I love that she can pull off short skirts and still look athletic and sporty, not over-exposed.

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  1. Suzann Pettersen is very focused, very serious about her game, but there's something almost cheeky about her use of bold colors. She never goes over the top--usually pairing a bold hue with a more basic navy or white--but there's undeniably a playfulness in her pink, purple and mint green choices.

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  1. Ai Miyazato, *sock it to me girl! *I know knee socks aren't for everyone but she makes them work. Taking a fashion risk is hard because golfers are a tough crowd. But Miyazoto soldiers on, with the added bonus that her compression socks keep her legs from getting tired at the end of a round.

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  1. Belen Mozo's style reminds me of a young Judy Rankin--there's something very graphic in her printed skorts with their strategically placed lines and color-blocks. She's a modern take on 60's golf togs.

--Argy Koutsothanasis

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