Although there is no official dress code for Cheltenham Festival, we say wrap up warm whilst looking as glamorously chic as possible.
Inspired by 70’s romantic boho fashion, Anna Mason’s feminine Christy corduroy midi dress with high neckline and long sleeves will provide warmth on a chilly day.
Shown here in a delicate frost green and also available in muted blue mist. Made in their London atelier, orders can take up to four weeks. Price £820.
Anna set up her eponymous label in 2012 to design timeless clothing with the intention of becoming a cherished essential part of a woman’s wardrobe.
The model above is wearing a black Anna Fedora hat from Anna Mason but for colour, we’ve paired with Jane Taylor teal felt fedora adorned with studded trim. Price £470.
Jane studied millinery at Chelsea & Kensington College and went on to train with Marie O’Regan, the Queen’s Milliner. Jane’s creations are often worn by The Royal Family and celebrities in the music and film industry.
Wear large statement earrings with the fedora, especially the hoop or drop variety. Rachel Entwistle’s sterling silver Drape Chain earrings at 9cm long provide an elegant swish accessory for the hat and for the high neckline of the dress. Drawing inspiration from ancient artefacts, the stud part of the earring is in the shape of primitive arrowhead, which is paired to diamond cut chains. Handmade in London.
Price £140 but also available in 18ct gold vermeil at £180.
Founder Rachel Entwistle studied jewellery design and manufacture at the University of Arts in Mexico, returning back to London to hone her bench skills in Hatton Garden’s jewellery quarter.
Keep your tootsies warm in a pair of thick wool tights and long elegant boots. Fairfax and Favor Amira long suede boots blends chic with comfort -Fully lined leather interior, memory foam comfort insole with a7cm block heel and suede tassels on the back zip. Available in classic colours including grey. Price £415.
The tassels are interchangeable so if you fancy a contrast of colour you can buy additional tassels from £20 in suede, leather and metallic.
Medium to large sized bags are handy to carry your winter essentials. Handcrafted by Italian skilled artisans is Ghibli’s woven leather grab bag available in green or Marsala red. Price £459 via Attavanti.
Ghibli is based in Florence and was founded in 1968 by Piero Manzi and Maura Cioni who are passionate about beautiful handbags.
Be cosy and warm in Katie pink faux fur coat from Jakke Was £200 now on sale for £140
The brand makes their garments to last a long time using a mix of Modacrylic fibre, which is the most luxurious of the synthetic faux furs. They are conscious that their faux fur is non-biodegradable so they have teamed up with the Royal Trinity Hospice Charity in the aim of preventing their jackets ending up in landfill. They ask all of their customers to send back their used jackets in exchange for a 25% voucher to be used against a new purchase (full price only – sale items not included).
Team your soft pink coat with deeper shade of pink for your gloves. Leather Company offer several colours in their Ashwood leather glove range.
Hand sewn sheep leather gloves with wool lining. Price £29.99.
Leather Company began as a walk in shop retailer in Birmingham about thirty years ago and now has several shops around the UK. They endeavour to set standards for social and ethical compliance when dealing with suppliers and tanneries.
Karen Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is Eclipse Magazine’s Fashion & Beauty Editor.
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