What are the odds York Ebor will be open for the public? Or is the favourite looking like a small gathering at the pub whilst watching the races on your iPad?
Hedge your bets with an outfit that can be dressed up or dressed down to suit all occasions and express your style.
The Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival 2020 takes place on 19th–22nd August. At the time of writing it is unknown whether spectators will be allowed, and ticket bookings have currently been suspended.
For further information please see: https://www.yorkracecourse.co.uk/
Dress up with a shirt and tie.
A crisp cotton shirt in fresh lilac stripes from Dolce & Gabbana via YOOX.com. Price £234.
Bring out the green and pink stripes in the shirt with Burberry’s green silk tie via YOOX.com. Price was £101, now £90.
Dress down with a t-shirt. You can’t beat a plain white crew neck, but we’ve decided to up the style ante with a salmon pink Henley tee by Crossley via YOOX.com Price was £44, now £37.
This style of t-shirt started a sleepy life as an under vest in the 1800s so it definitely fits the dress down bill. However, from 1839, it flexed its muscles as Henley rowers began to wear them as part of their uniform for the Henley Regatta due to the increased ventilation it gave from the placket and lack of collar. It proudly adopted the name as the Henley. Here it stayed in the sports world until 1970s when a buyer from Ralph Lauren recognised its potential as a new t-shirt style for casual wear.
Flash that dapper flair with a colourful silk pocket square. Geoff Stocker’s Tumbling Rhombus is digitally printed on 100% satin silk and has a hand rolled hem. Price £45.
Although a bracelet can be worn for both dressed up and dressed down styles, we’ve added this to our casual side. Chill out with the Lotus bracelet by OMMO Bracelets via Etsy Was £101, now £75.75. The lapis lazuli beads help reduce anger, and are the symbol of wisdom and truth, whilst the green malachite beads help correct emotional imbalance, and promote the development of new ideas. Handmade in England with 925 sterling silver.
Step up the debonair look with a pair of loafers, with or without socks.
Go smooth suede with 8 by YOOX Price £130.
Run with the dress down look in a pair of trainers such as Van’s Old Skool via YOOX.com in dark green. Price £49. This classic skate shoe was the first to bare the iconic side stripe. Made from canvas and suede.
Whether you are dressing up or dressing down, you still need the essential face covering.
Blackspade 3D spacer face mask at £5.95 available from The Tight Spot in navy camouflage, grey, black, navy and lime. This stretch fit facemask features a three-layer barrier. The inside lining is made from soft cotton and the outer layer is polyester for speedy drying. The mid layer offers an additional isolation barrier. There is a wire at the nose that allows you to fit the mask closely to the face.
Karen Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is Eclipse Magazine’s Fashion & Beauty Editor.
You can read more of Karen’s fashion advice at: www.frumpytofunky.com
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