Saturday, 31 January 2015

The Hottest Trends For A Day At The Races

The arrival of spring is always such a happy time, and there's some great events taking place where we can all enjoy being outdoors again. One popular event is to go to the races. Not only is the horse racing itself massively exciting, but the off-track fashion is almost a spectator sport in itself! So with that in mind, I've made a quick list of a few fashion pointers for the upcoming racing season.

Keep warm!
One of the key things to remember about race meetings is that they are outdoors affairs, and therefore liable to be pretty chilly! However, this is the perfect excuse to wrap up warm in a chic woollen coat, which when accompanied by some smart leather boots will give you that perfectly refined country look. This is a great style to go for at the Cheltenham Festival that takes place from 10th to 13th March. Despite the chilly temperatures, last year saw the likes of Lily Allen and Kirsty Gallacher going for the belted coat option whilst having a flutter on the hard-working horses!

Expect the unexpected
And bearing in mind that you'll be outdoors, it's always a good idea to go for layers with an optional brolly as an accessory in case of an unexpected downpour. Wearing cropped jackets is another good idea for covering exposed arms - goosebumps are not part of racecourse style just yet! But don't feel like you are going out on a military campaign. It's one of the best times of the year to get truly dolled up. With spring in the air, it's an excellent excuse to go for a dazzling floral print that will fit the outdoor occasion and help you to stand out in the crowd. And always make sure to carry some stylish sunglasses with you - you never know, the sun might even make an appearance!

Breaking with tradition
Unfortunately we often associate going to the races with having to wear fairly ridiculous hats and an almost fancy-dress approach to colour with horrendous pinks and lime greens.

Thankfully there has been a more understated approach in recent years with a chic 60s styling becoming more fashionable and suited to a refined drink in the Premier Lounge, rather than drunkenly swaying around near the burger van!

So with that in mind go for the stylish A-line shape with a bolder and fuller skirt, and maybe try some block heels as you're likely to be on your feet all day!

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