The beginning of Spring signals the start of race days up and down the country. Whether it’s Ascot or Aintree, Cheltenham or Newmarket, it’s one of my favourite days out and a brilliant opportunity to dust off the fascinator and get dressed up.
Emilie and I are here to guide you through the do’s and don’ts as we piece together four of our favourite outfits on the high street now.
1. Look One - Jacquard dress from Ted Baker
I always try to inject more colour into my wardrobe during the summer months. This Jacquard dress from Ted Baker feels young and feminine and is definitely something both Em and I would reach for. The bow is great for accentuating your waist while the floral print avoids being too fussy.
Team it with nude or dusty coloured accessories for a subtle, yet sophisticated, look. We love this fascinator from Phase Eight.
Look One: Regal Romance jacquard dress – Ted baker (£195) with Phase Eight Tula Flower Disc (£65) and Ravel Gold snake ‘Kinney’ high heel shoes (£65) and Dune Gold ‘Ellaa’ shoulder bag (£55)
2. Look Two - The elegant black number
This might be my favourite of all the looks. Bell sleeves are a massive trend for SS17 and this elegant black number makes me feel like a film star! I love Lulu Guinness because she always comes up with something a bit fun or quirky and this statement lips bag is a worthy investment.
Look Two: Roksanda Margot crepe dress (£895) with Aoife Harrison Black Sidesweep hat (£ 293) and Lulu Guinness Tricolour Grainy Leather Mini Gertie (£245) and Christian Louboutin New Very Prive Patent shoes (£545)
3. Look Three - Pretty and feminine
A high funnel neck is bang on trend and instantly adds a touch of elegance, plus the pale pink base of this Topshop number is super pretty and feminine. The ‘do I, don’t I’ question over opting for a hat versus a fascinator can be solved by going for something a little more elaborate, like this navy blue fascinator from House of Fraser. Lastly, grab a pair of sky-high strappy sandals to make sure you’re standing tall!
Look Three: Topshop Asymmetric Lace Dress (£120) with Coast Dasia Weave Fascinator (£39) and Asos Lost Ink Raula Ankle StrapHeeled Sandals (£38) and Dorothy Perkins Navy Blue Clutch bag (£26.99)
4. Look Four - Emilie's race day pick
Emilie’s always on the hunt for those slightly quirkier pieces and has picked out this gorgeous jumpsuit from Reiss which is a great alternative to a dress. A tailored look keeps it smart while the tie detail adds a softer feel.
This Jimmy Choo bag and matching mules give a little pop of colour which complements the creamy tones of the jumpsuit.
Look Four: Reiss Flavia Double-layer Jumpsuit (£225) with Awon Golding ‘Meadow’ two-tone ivory hat (£600) and Jimmy Choo CARA/S Madeline Suede Clutch Bag (£950) and Jimmy Choo Keely-100 Madeline Satin Mules (£495).
And, lastly, here’s a few snaps of our favourite race day looks past and present from The Posh Rock album.
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