Continuing our focus on PANTONE’s Fashion Colour Report – based on its evaluation of colours used in the fashion collections at New York Fashion Week and other global shows by fashion designers –  we look at PANTONE’s yellow and orange for this season’s trends: Primrose Yellow and Flame, a red-based orange.

1. Echo boater hat from Laura Aspit Livens’ SS17 Semi-Construct collection – wear straight or at a jaunty angle, depending on your face shape.

2. Get a sunnier perspective on life with these Ray Ban Oversized Round Yellow Sunglasses, £134 from ASOS.

3. AVA Gem Slingback Shoes offer bling with a flat heel – perfect for  a day at the races, and the after-party too! Price £29 from Topshop.

4. Alexis Carballosa‘s AW17 collection includes this floaty yellow skirt; the black top creates a smart day-to-evening outfit, or team with a white top for a more summery daytime look.

5. David Barry Faux Cashmere Cape offers a stylish cover-up for cooler summer or early autumn days, a great alternative to a wrap and less formal than a fitted coat. Price £55 from House of Fraser.

6. Make an impact in orange by sporting this dramatic Eagle – Orange Fascinator with feathers, £111.72 from Hats by Cressida (Etsy).

7. This Flame orange trouser suit with tasselled hem is from Mark Fast’s AW17 collection.

8. This Rustic Palladium and Spessartine Garnet ring is made by casting recycled palladium in a small sand mould, which creates the lovely texture you see on the band – you can keep the mould too, so your ring is unique! Price £950 from Justin Duance (Etsy).

9. The Flame Flower clutch features a striking orange and yellow flower printed onto the silk outer, with a cerise silk lining to surprise inside, and topped with a chunky antiqued brass kisslock purse frame. Price £55 from Red Ruby Rose on Etsy.

For further racing fashion tips, plus advice for men, which hat to choose for your face shape, and summer make-up suggestions, see our Summer  Racing Fashion Guide 2017.

Karen can usually be found glued to her computer or at the stables. Having edited several national magazines she co-founded Eclipse Magazine in 2008 after realising that many of her friends were nervous about going racing due to lack of information – what to wear, how to bet etc. She absolutely loves her job (how many people can say that?!) and is truly grateful to all supporters of and contributors to Eclipse Magazine. If you are reading this she would like to say THANK YOU! (And please spread the word about Eclipse...!!)

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