Fun In The Sun At The Portsea Polo

If there was one coastal town in Victoria that was packed to the rafters on the weekend, it was definitely the summer getaway of Portsea. With the annual Portsea Polo event on at Point Nepean, every male and female interested in sport, fashion, fun and nice weather (oh, and let’s not forgot polo!) put on their best summer outfit and headed for the barracks by the sea.

I must admit, the event was superbly organised. From marshalling traffic near the Portsea Hotel, to the car park entrance and marquee setup, the experience was seamless. With marquees lining either side of the polo pitch, it gave a great party vibe in a surrounding that was much more relaxed then Spring Carnival.

The fashion was summer style with a twist of fun. The females wore a lot of white, with plenty of beautiful lace dresses and a range of accessories to be seen. For the gents, the linen shirt and linen blazer was the choice of the day, with some men opting for shorts while others wore cropped chino pants. Loafers were the shoe of the day.

A number of VIP marquees lined the pitch, with the likes of Italian brands Peroni, Alfa Rome and Vespa. I was fortunate enough to attend the uber cool Peroni marquee. With a blue and white coastal theme, the marquee had a hip vibe perfect for the polo. The drinks were free flowing throughout the day, with ice cold Peroni beer, Aperol Spritz and sparkling the drinks of choice. Tasty food was also served keeping in line with the Italian theme. There was an antipasto bar with delicious prosciutto ham, parmesan cheese and bread sticks. While from the kitchen, VIP guests were treated to silky smooth tortellini pasta, mushroom risotto, fish and chips and even traditional Italian style pizza.

My outfit for the day was provided by Calibre Australia. The good people there have long supported my brand and I always love wearing the fashion-forward clothing.  I wore a burnt orange Linen Weave jacket, with a soft white linen shirt, some light silver chinos and a pair of navy blue loafers, topped with a fun aqua and yellow pocket square. A perfect look for such an event by the sea.

A big special thanks should also go to Peroni for inviting me to their marquee, along with 3 Degrees Marketing for arranging the invite and organising the day along with the below images of the event for this post. Look forward to coming back next year!

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