As the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series sails into Chicago this weekend, held for the first time in its 165 year history on fresh water, its time to embrace the nautical-chic. The #LVAWCS will take place from June 10th-12th at Navy Pier, giving Chicagoland residents and guests the chance to watch the long-standing spectacle at the Pier from Alvalle Race Village, the Grandstand, Club Hospitality or nearby boats but what scene worthy outfit will you wear? Whether you will be in the general area, living it up at one of the VIP parties, or on a yacht its important you make the scene fashionably and we’ve got your covered from striped jumpsuits to sea-inspired sandals, oversized sunnies and cool carry-alls, dress the part and set sail. America’s Cup is the summer spectacle, and you don’t want to miss it!
America’s Cup was born after an 1851 race in England when the the schooner, named America, passed the Royal Yacht in first position and symbolized a great victory for the new world (America) over the old (Britain). In more than 150 years since the infamous race in England, America’s Cup holds the reputation as the most difficult trophy in sport to win. The World Series taking place in Chicago is one of the qualifying events for the 2017 America’s Cup championship in Bermuda. Teams battling for the trophy include: Oracle Team USA, Artemis Racing Sweden, Great Britain Land Rover Bar, SoftBank Team Japan, Groupama Team France, and Emirates New Zealand.