Guineas Fashion Tips: Newmarket’s Rowley Mile is dubbed the ‘most historic stretch of turf in the entire world of sport’ and the ‘Course of Champions’, so where better to begin the British Champions Series?
Match this Classic racing festival with classic dressing but add a fashionista twist of contemporary styling (for a more classic outfit option click here). Dress code in the Premier Enclosure is smart occasion wear. No fancy dress, sportswear or swimwear.
Firm Fashion Favourites in the Fashion Race: Gingham print, tie-front tops.
Synonymous with country western and school uniforms, the gingham has developed a chic side and soared up to the top of this season’s fashion heights. On tailoring, the gingham print brings a fresh updated look to the pant suit. Hobbs’ navy and white gingham Marlowe Capri pant suit is bang on trend. Both can be worn separately.
Marlowe jacket nips in to the waist to accentuate your curves. Price £179 from Hobbs.
Marlowe Capri pants will look perfect with either a smart shirt or a casual top. Price £85 from Hobbs.
For the races, team with the coveted tie-front top in cool crisp cotton. Another trend high on the fashionista’s list, the tie-front cinches in the waist. Nine by Savannah Miller at Debenhams’ tie-front top will become one of your classic basics, bringing style to trousers, skirts and even shorts. If the weather is warm enough, remove the jacket to show off those feminine ruffled sleeves. Price £38 from Debenhams.
Soften the tailored look with Vassi8’s Daisy Eyes white leather circular bag. Adorned with leather daisies and sparking Swarovski crystals. Price £485 from Vassi8.
Bring a ray of sunshine to the outfit with Hobbs’ yellow Naomi necklace in polished ochre stone (£59) and the mustard gold pillbox fascinator by Star Crossed Beauty via Etsy, £18.95.
Finish the look with plain navy court shoes. LK Bennett’s Marlowe courts’ coloured striped heels will add to the drama without stealing the limelight from the gingham suit. Available from House of Fraser for £295.
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