Go Day to Night at the Hong Kong Sevens
Here's how to stand out, but not look crazy, during the rugby event of the year.
Not going to the Rugby Sevens in costume? You can still dress well without looking out of place among all the crazy people.
I’ve enlisted a bit of help from ex-Hong Kong rugby squadmember Jen Mackay, who currently plays for Valley RFC, to show how you can don a simple sporty outfit for the day. Just add accessories and essentials to get the perfect nighttime look for your post-Sevens clubbing.
Pop and Ruck It
Choose a sexy top that will keep you feeling fresh and stylish. Blue, pink, orange or yellow— it doesn’t matter what color it is, as long as it pops. This yellow silk top from Grana is a perfect example. Silk tank top, $226 from The Fitting Room by Grana, 108 Hollywood Rd., Sheung Wan, grana.com
To match the atmosphere of the Sevens, you’ll want to make your outfit colorful and fun. Throw on some crazy neon accessories like this beaded set from Hong Kong-based jewelry brand What the Frock! Wooden necklace with tassel, $199; Pink agate bracelet, $199 from What the Frock!, whatthefrock.net
Standing outdoors in the stadium all day can get hot. Make sure you’re ready for that with a pair of nicely fitted shorts. These beautiful and chic silk crepe shorts from S.Nine are ideal for a day-to-night look. Below: Jackie silk crepe shorts, $2,800 from S.Nine by Susanna Soo, 17/F, C Wisdom Centre, 37 Hollywood Rd., Central, 2815-0884, www.snineonline.com
Wear comfy shoes—you’ll be on your feet the whole weekend. If you’re afraid your kicks will get damaged, get a pair of cheap white baak fan yu sneakers: They’re just $25 and you can get them from most markets and stores. When you’re ready to hit the bar or club after, break out these shiny fold-up flats from Spanish brand Golondrinas, which are also easily washable. Flats, $950 from Golondrinas, Unit 205, Wing Fu Building, 22-24 Wing Kut St., Central, spanishshoes.hk
Pack everything in a light bag with separate zipped pockets for wallets, phones and valuables. This one from G.O.D. is ideal—you won’t lose it in the crowd of costumes, plus it can double as a clutch. Cross-body bag, $580 from G.O.D., 48 Hollywood Rd., Central, 2805-1876, god.com.hk
If the sun is out, you’ll be standing in the stadium for the whole day. Often, that means you’ll get sunburned, not tanned. A good sunblock or sunscreen is essential so you don't end up like a crisp by the end of the day. Body mineral sunscreen with SPF 30, $215 from Suntegrity @ gourmetskinbar.com
For nighttime, don’t forget to put on
a sexy bold lip to glam up your sporty day look, but you’ll want to keep your expensive makeup at home. . Here, Jen’s wearing a magenta shade from the inexpensive Kiko Milano—an Italian make-up brand that launched here last year. Endless Love lipstick (limited edition), $79 from Kiko Milano, 3/F, LCX, Ocean Terminal, 3-27 Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2405-1388.