The Ebor Festival at York is an excellent occasion for both racing and fashion, presenting another chance to strut your sartorial stuff.

This year the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival runs from Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th August. For the County Stand the dress code states a jacket, collared shirt and tie should be worn.

If this heat wave continues, keep fabrics light. Linen is not just for Glorious Goodwood and Panama hats are not uncommon here.

Simon Carter’s pure linen jacket comes in bold purple. The herringbone weave has a slight iridescent sheen which will shimmer in the sunshine. Price £375.

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Pair with a crisp pink candy stripe shirt. Price £115 from Simon Carter.

Both the jacket and shirt share the same Liberty meadow print on the inside. For the shirt the print covers the inside of the double cuffs and collar, whilst on the jacket the print is under the collar and pocket areas.

 

Adorn your shirt’s double cuffs with a pair of flashy cufflinks such as Simon Carter’s Art Deco style Peacock Feather design etched into iridescent grey mother of pearl. Price £65.

 

Go dotty and team your striped shirt with a spotty tie. Hugo’s pink silk tie goes two toned with tiny white and light grey spots. Price £45 from House of Fraser.

Add a sprig of floral with Simon Carter’s Ginkgo pattern silk pocket square. Price £35.

Complement the purple jacket with a pair of Simon Carter’s smart chinos in a more neutral colour such as blue. Price £125.

The leather loafer manages to look smart and relaxed at the same time which makes it the ideal formal summer shoe for a raceday. Black is the most formal colour; brown and tan are classic whilst dark reds add that extra dapper touch. New & Lingwood Balmoral burgundy loafers. Price £495.

When wearing a belt it should match the colour and texture of your shoes. This is a traditional rule especially for formal events. For a day at the races, a black belt should still be worn with black shoes but for brown and red shoes the shade does not have to be an exact match; you can be more tonal.

Charles Tyrwhitt‘s oxblood leather belt. Price £34.95.

Finish off with a pair of designer sunglasses. Striped violet square sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana. Price £205 from House of Fraser.

Karen Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is a registered affiliate member of the Federation of Image Professionals International.

You can read more of Karen’s fashion advice at: www.frumpytofunky.com

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