We may not be able to attend Royal Ascot this year, but this is a perfect opportunity to create our own lockdown enclosure to watch the races on TV. And the beauty of it is you can lay down the rules for your own dress code! #RockItForRacing
Royal Ascot takes place from 16th–20th June this year and features a fill-your-boots 36 races – click here to view the order of running for the five days.
If the weather is fine, transform your outdoor space into the Garden Enclosure. Have a BBQ or a picnic and of course don’t forget the bubbly.
Dress code idea: go for the party atmosphere with summer dresses and sunhats.
Catch the rays in Valle and Vik’s sunshine yellow Breezy sundress.
Price £395 – 100% silk sandwashed satin with two side pockets. Also available in vibrant coral and Yves Klein blue.
Keep up the sunshine theme with La Soleil Cloche sun hat by And They Loved Hats. Price £270 – soft yellow natural straw with a versatile fold back ivory under brim featuring a high crown trimmed with contrast ivory bow.
Not as much room to party but you can still create a chic atmosphere on the Balcony Enclosure. Dress up the table with candles and party confetti. Bring out nibbles and cool cocktails.
Dress code idea: Relaxed but chic in a loose maxi dress or jumpsuit.
If jumpsuits are not for you, the Candy Blues range also includes two maxi and mini dresses.
Team with Elena Shvab navy fedora straw hat via Etsy. With pink chiffon bow. Price £185.
Add a dash more pink with:
Top it with a pair of Gianni Versace vintage pink croc leather sunglasses Price £1285 from Open for Vintage.
No outdoor space? Or the rain has called off the Garden party. Then redesign your living room as the Indoors Enclosure with balloons, banners etc and lots of food and drinks.
Dress code idea: Comfy but stylish in silky joggers.
Phoebe Grace has a variety of colours for their J Joggers in satin with side stripe in crepe de chine. Plus the elasticated waist enables you to chill out on the sofa whilst watching the races. Price £200. Part of the Phoebe Grace new rPET collection that is made from recycled plastic bottles.
Here worn with Felicity side tie top in a pink check. Price £160.
Accessorise with Angela silk twisted headband in candy check print Price £18. Made from their silk waste.
Karen Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is Eclipse Magazine’s Fashion & Beauty Editor.
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