Flying High for the Grand National 2019

For the Aintree ladies, this it the start of summer – warm winter clothes are out and sizzling summer outfits are in, whatever the weather for the Grand National 2019.

Get off to a fashionable flying start with up and coming designer brand Claire Tagg’s airline uniform inspired blazer dress. Price £295.

The colourful digital and hand rendered print on the dress is of Claire’s illustrative drawings from her travels through Asia. Hand beaded embellishments portray the glamour of the golden age of travel.

‘Fasten your seat belt’ with Tagg’s matching fabric belt plus plane-style buckle fastening (belt not included in the price but can be bought separately). The sequinned scarf draped over the belt is also not included in the price but can be bought separately.

Perfect on its own, this dress can be worn as an actual blazer for a different look on another occasion.

Large hooped beaded earrings are by the designer and can be purchased via the website.

Graduating from UCA Rochester in 2017 sisters Claire and Nicola Tagg started the Claire Tagg brand together, with Claire creating digital prints/pattern cutting and Nicola styling/promoting.

Complement the colours of the print on the dress with the Ali boater hat by Laylaleigh millinery. This wide brim boater is trimmed with dip dyed hand rolled bow, accented with cerise pink silk roses. Price £295.

Laylaleigh is an independent luxury British millinery brand based near Chichester and founded in 2010 by industry-trained Creative Director Leigh Johnson. 

Keep flying fashionably high and accessorise with Thomas Sabo’s ‘A Journey to Paradise’ jewellery collection – Dragonfly necklace (£198) and ring (£198) in sterling silver and various colourful stones.

A clear trend this season is the transparent bag and what better way to show off that designer lipstick, pretty perfume atomiser and cute purse usually hidden away.  

Aspinal of London’s mini trunk clutch in transparent acrylic with silver hardware also adds another travel themed touch. Price £595.

Ooze silver screen glamour with Camilla Elphick’s silver patent Lover heels. Features are heart shaped detailing cross over straps and a leg lengthening curve at the heel. 100% patent goat leather. Price £175.

Camilla Elphick created her first shoe collection ‘You Got the Luck’ from a small desk in Shoreditch, London in 2014. Since then Camilla has certainly got the luck as her brand has flourished. Deciding to be solely online she is able to create affordable luxury styles. Sustainability is important as the brand focuses on minimising leather waste, reducing energy footprint and producing packaging in eco friendly materials.

Complete your cool look with a pair of on trend small sunglasses. Founded in Antwerp, Belgium in 2009 by Raf Maes and Anton Janssens, design brand Komono specialises in global fashion for eyewear and watches.

Rita Ora wore their Ava narrow cat eye sunglasses whilst performing at the Jingle Bell Ball in London last year. Price £99. Available in silver smoke and black.

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