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