While we are here freezing on the East Coast, it's easy to forget that it's summer in Australia... which makes all of the yellow much more sensible. We saw a lot of yellow, especially from adidas and Nike. So much so, that anyone not wearing yellow, white or blue, really stood out. While last year's outfits were sunglasses bright, this year bordered on boring. The question should be: Who does yellow better: adidas or Nike? And when are these designers going to find a happy medium?
What do you think of Club Yellow?
Ana Ivanovic looked beautiful in a solid adidas yellow tennis dress.
Caroline Wozniacki wore Stella McCartney’s adidas Barricade line. I love Stella McCartney and think that this dress really worked for Wozniacki.
Laura Robson was lovely in adidas, her kit was all white with flashes of neon yellow; her wristbands, headbands and shoelaces broke up her outfit, swinging it from incredibly boring to works pretty damn well.
Nike's Sabine Lisicki went with yellow and grey stripes. This wasn't my favorite, I thought the shades were a bit drab, especially when they were together.
Maria Sharapova's weird mustard between the boobs look was not my cup of tea.
Now, let's take a look at the woman who took a chance on color.
Asics put Samantha Stosur in a very flattering, bold blue dress. It wasn't thrilling but it looked really good on her.
Julia Goerges looked like Fila dressed her to match the Open itself. In the same shade of aqua, she matched the courts pretty well. I would have preferred to see her stand out a bit. All in all, this one didn't wow me.
No matter what else they do, you can count on the Williams sisters to make a fashion splash. Venus wore a watercolor Eleven dress with matching hair extensions. I know that many people didn't like it but, after all those solid colors, I found myself nodding in approval.
The best and worst at the 2013 Australian Open.
There are good reasons to go against the grain, anyone in a bold color jumped out. Take Serena's purple and orange Nike dress, it was bold and it was beautiful. In fact, while I did enjoy the yellow, Serena gets my nod for best outfit of this year's first Grand Slam.
My pick for worst outfit of the 2013 Australian Open? Mona Barthel. Too short, too lacey, and too, what the hell were you thinking?
Then there were the guys...
The men were kind of blah this year. My favorite was Novak Djokovic. Now wearing Uniglo, he looked good in a green and white day kit.
Andy Murray committed a major Grand Slam faux pas by wearing the same exact outfit he wore for the ATP World Tour Finals. Boo, adidas!
Federer looked like he stepped out of one of his Rolex ads, wearing the same old blue and white that I, for one, am kind of sick of.