Guineas Festival Fashion: If gingham is not your style, we thought we’d present a more classic outfit option for the Guineas Festival at Newmarket, the setting for two of the five ‘Classics’ in the British Flat racing season.

Firm Favourite in the Fashion Race: Embroidered ankle boot and Pastels.

Guineas Festival Fashion

As the weather is unlikely to be roasting you have the opportunity to wear a well-cut coat dress. Suzannah’s Princess coat dress in soft powder blue was designed with vintage archive inspiration, a look popular at the races. Price £1150.

This versatile coat dress can be worn alone as a dress, or if the weather is chilly, wear it as a spring coat with a pair of slim cigarette pants or a slim fitted dress underneath.

Guineas Festival Fashion
Guineas Festival Fashion

Complement the vintage feel of the dress with a short scarf tied around the neck and a pair of glamorous Cat’s Eye sunglasses.

Pastel pink floral scarf from Marks and Spencer, £9.50.

Light pink oversized sunglasses from River Island, £16.

Guineas Festival Fashion

If the weather proves too warm for a scarf, ensure your days is a happy one with this Seratonin Necklace in Rose Vermeil, part of the Emily Alice Chain Reactions collection: each link in the necklace is an interpretation of the molecular structure of seratonin, the chemical in our body best known for creating happiness – and for keeping you calm! Price £500 from Emily Alice Ball on Etsy.

Guineas Festival Fashion

Update the vintage look with a modern twist. Team with this season’s must-have embroidered ankle boots. The light golden toned floral brocade of the Roxanne boots ensures that they will not be out of step even in warm weather. Price £295 from Russell & Bromley.

Guineas Festival Fashion

Most racegoers opt not to wear a hat at the Guineas Festival so do not plan your headwear as the centrepiece of your outfit. Instead of a hat, add a sprinkle of colour to your hair with bejewelled hairpins. Pink and sliver hairpins from Vantage Jewellery via Etsy, £16.

Guineas Festival Fashion

The weather can be unpredictable this time of year, so take an oversized handbag in a summery shade to carry all your racing essentials such as scarf, gloves, umbrella and sunglasses.

The classic Mulberry Bayswater bag in pastel pink is a sure stylish bet, £1,095 from House of Fraser.

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 Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is a registered affiliate member of the Federation of Image Professionals International. You can read more of Karen's fashion advice at: www.frumpytofunky.com For personal shopping and styling services you can reach her via frumpy to funky on contact@frumpytofunky

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