Featuring the final Classic of the Flat racing season, Doncaster’s St Leger Festival is run in mid September.
But despite the turn towards autumn, for fashion purposes this is still considered an opportunity to sport your summer style. So no matter what the weather, step out in style for the St Leger!
London based fashion designer Nico Didonna’s elegant jumpsuit is a great transitional piece from summer to autumn. The fashionable wide leg cut of the trousers has THE must have side split to show off those shapely pins and the front zip bodice allows the wearer to reveal as much cleavage as she dares. If the weather is warm and the sun is shining, then just add a pair of heels and a hat.
Made of ink blue crepe, the colour is bright enough to cheer up any dull day and bold enough for the warmer weather.
Available from Independent Boutique. Price £360.
We’re betting on fine weather, so we can accessorise with Dune’s colour block stiletto heels. Price £85 from House of Fraser. But if the weather takes a downward turn, swap those heels for a pair of fashionable ankle or knee length boots.
Hats are popular but do consider creations that won’t be ruined by a downpour. Ethereal feathers tend to droop in rain and silk will lose its flawless sheen with water spot stains.
Harvy Santos’ medium button hat is …well right on the button. Named Secret and from his Fizzy Pop SS17 collection, this red hat is embellished with colourful tulle pompoms and pearl balls of various sizes that appear to be floating and dancing in space.
Harvy Santos is also stocked in Fenwicks, 63 New Bond St, London W1A 1RQ.
Keep the look edgy with a multi-wrap green leather bracelet studded with sparkling black zirconia. Here the bracelet wraps around the wrist 7–8 times. Price EUR 229. Sif Jakobs also has smaller bracelets with less wraps and many other colours are available.
Complete the glamour with Vassi8’s red circular leather bag adorned with Swarovski crystals. Price £595.
And if you fear that you will feel the cold, either don a slim polo neck underneath the jumpsuit with the zip down to the waist or wear with a cropped jacket like Coast’s Deandra in navy. The simple collarless style assures the collar of the jumpsuit is still on view and the peplum style accentuates the waist. Price £99.