Spectator Guide: U.S. Open Championship Fashion

By Liz Petoniak | Photographs by Michael Fornataro


The 2016 U.S. Open Championship lands at Oakmont Country Club June 13-19, and along with all of the superstar golfers and fanfare comes proper dress etiquette. The first rule of thumb: keep it conservative. As a spectator, the goal is to appear stylish in a way that won’t distract from the game. Sundresses, polo shirts, sleeveless blouses, and loose fitting skirts or shorts in comfortable, breathable fabrics will work best for the days where the sun beats down. And for those with gallery tickets, comfortable shoes are a must, as heels will sink into the grass. We recommend chic sneakers; flats; dressier, sturdy sandals; or trendier “flatform” sandals. Accessories like hats and sunglasses to shield against the sun, paired with a small cross body purse, complete the look. Shop our three ideal outfits, curated from Oakmont staple Carabella, and gather inspiration for what to wear to the U.S. Open, here.

The After Party

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Remember, save the flashy stuff for the after the sun sets on Oakmont Country Club. We love the detailing on this white hot number.

Walking the Grounds

A wide-brimmed hat is the No. 1 fashion necessity for following the course.

A wide-brimmed hat is the No. 1 fashion necessity for following the course.

Trophy Club Tickets

Keep cool in the air conditioned pavilion with a coordinating sweater and maxi dress.

Keep cool in the air conditioned pavilion with a coordinating sweater and maxi dress.

+ Join Carabella and Carol Massaro for cocktails, summer supper, dessert, and dancing on June 15, as the 300 block of Allegheny River Boulevard closes down for “The Longest Table,” an evening under the stars to support the Joseph A. Massaro Alzheimer Research Fund. Tickets available at carabellaoakmont.com.


1. Botkier leather crossbody bag, $270. 2. Nicole Miller Artelier long sleeve beaded shift dress, $495. 3. Echo hat, $48. 4. David Cline polo dress, $100. 5. French Kandee beaded multi-strand necklace, $250. 6. Jack & Jo striped long sweater, $150. Sleeveless linen maxi dress, $120. Carabella, 328 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont. 412.828.2187. carabellaoakmont.com.

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