A Day at the Races




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FASCINATOR | TOP | SKIRT | SHOES (sold out but similar here)

If there’s one event I never expected to attend, it was definitely Royal Ascot. Having never been a lover of animal sports, I wasn’t sure what to expect – but I was definitely looking forward to getting all dressed up for the day ahead!

I should say that I was attending Ascot on behalf of one of my clients, HotSquash – and as such, of course I chose to wear the brand. It’s a really interesting womenswear brand actually; every piece in the collection is formulated with temperature control technology woven into the fabric, to keep you cool when it’s warm and vice versa – but to look at or feel the fabrics, you’d never guess their secret. After wearing the brand for the full day, I can definitely say I felt the benefits; a day of windy trains, overcast skies, travelling in and out of the lounge and on to the greens and I didn’t feel the need for a jacket once!

I chose to wear this gorgeous navy blue crepe bow top, which I thought would not only be perfect with the brand’s black silky pleated midi skirt, but would also look chic in future with jeans or leather trousers too. I wouldn’t usually pick a strappy top but I loved the look of this one! Perhaps it was the bow, perhaps it was the flattering shape of the straps; whatever it was, I loved it!

I adore the look of navy and black together too; if Saint Laurent says it works, then it works. I added a dash of sparkle with a navy fascinator – I only wish I’d gone more dramatic – complete with feathers and subtle silver shimmer, and my favourite (and most comfortable!) silver Topshop heels. All in all, a look that felt gorgeously glamorous, but was comfortable too – is there any better combination?

Photographs by the lovely Edita!


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