Guineas Festival Fashion: If gingham is not your style, we thought we’d present a more classic outfit option for the Guineas Festival at Newmarket, the setting for two of the five ‘Classics’ in the British Flat racing season.
Firm Favourite in the Fashion Race: Embroidered ankle boot and Pastels.
As the weather is unlikely to be roasting you have the opportunity to wear a well-cut coat dress. Suzannah’s Princess coat dress in soft powder blue was designed with vintage archive inspiration, a look popular at the races. Price £1150.
This versatile coat dress can be worn alone as a dress, or if the weather is chilly, wear it as a spring coat with a pair of slim cigarette pants or a slim fitted dress underneath.
Complement the vintage feel of the dress with a short scarf tied around the neck and a pair of glamorous Cat’s Eye sunglasses.
If the weather proves too warm for a scarf, ensure your days is a happy one with this Seratonin Necklace in Rose Vermeil, part of the Emily Alice Chain Reactions collection: each link in the necklace is an interpretation of the molecular structure of seratonin, the chemical in our body best known for creating happiness – and for keeping you calm! Price £500 from Emily Alice Ball on Etsy.
Update the vintage look with a modern twist. Team with this season’s must-have embroidered ankle boots. The light golden toned floral brocade of the Roxanne boots ensures that they will not be out of step even in warm weather. Price £295 from Russell & Bromley.
Most racegoers opt not to wear a hat at the Guineas Festival so do not plan your headwear as the centrepiece of your outfit. Instead of a hat, add a sprinkle of colour to your hair with bejewelled hairpins. Pink and sliver hairpins from Vantage Jewellery via Etsy, £16.
The weather can be unpredictable this time of year, so take an oversized handbag in a summery shade to carry all your racing essentials such as scarf, gloves, umbrella and sunglasses.