hey lovely readers. Remember I teamed up with two of the best online stores in the UK (Oasis, Very) to bring you the latest in tips and advices on how to pull one of the hottest trends???! Well here it's the second post, this time on : Royal Ascot Races but you can also pull ideas for sport fancy events.
Race into style
Royal Ascot is not just any day at the races, and to highlight this fact, organisers of the annual event have revamped their style guidelines. Out are spaghetti straps, minis and midriffs – thankfully! – and in are a set of timeless and tasteful style standards, perfectly in sync with summer 2012 trends. Whether you’re inside the Royal Enclosure or in your living room, stick to these new guidelines for a look that’s chic and on trend. And if your wardrobe needs an Ascot update, look no further than Very.co.uk. Their wide range of stylish labels – with gorgeous pieces from brands like Forever Unique – is sure to keep you in sartorial step.
Keep with the code
First and foremost, ditch the mini. According to the revised rules, dresses and skirts must be of modest length – to the fingertips or below – perfect for the seasonal focus on all things ladylike. Peplums, lace and pastels are very much in, and something like this creamy South shift will have everyone else green with envy. We recommend accessorising with a light faux glow.
Next, you’ll want to keep the shoulders covered. Straps should be no less than one inch thick, which is a good thing, as wider straps are more universally flattering. Try something like this modern take on the classic LBD, which accentuates all the positives in a fun, first class way.
You could also go with a great trouser suit. But to keep this look cutting edge, stick with either monotone or a one shade palette. Think different shades of pink or mint – this season’s hottest hue. Or try on a pattern for size – printed trousers are going to be all the rage this summer.
Finally, you’ll need the perfect accessory to top off your race day outfit. And, of course, we’re talking about Royal Ascot’s calling card – the hat. From boaters to bonnets, the right hat is absolutely essential. If you’re lucky enough to be rubbing elbows within the Royal Enclosure, fascinators are no longer permitted, so go with full coverage, like this gorgeous blue number from Jacques Vert. If not, you’re free to have a little more fun up top. And there’s a reason they’re called ‘fascinators.’ Spare no expense and really make a statement with your chapeau.