Whether you’re dressing up in lace, heading to a wedding, or getting ready for a party, you don’t want to make the mistake of looking cheap.
It’s the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year. It’s the perfect time to take on the regal vibe and dress up like royalty.
And when summer is in full swing, parties abound. That means you want to make sure what you’re wearing is in top shape without breaking your budget.
However, there are some typical mistakes people make – which can end up making your clothes look cheap.
Race meetings like the Cazoo St. Leger Festival are perfect for high fashion and the most elegant and formal attire, but they don’t have to break your budget either.
The royal family, especially female members, have been style icons and trendsetters for generations, so taking inspiration from them is perfect for this.
please do not worry. ITV Racing stylist Sarah Kate Bryne shares the dos and don’ts of daytime glitz.
shrink the hat
Her Majesty’s choice of hat was very deliberate, and a lot can be said about adopting her stance.
According to Rachel Trevor Morgan, one of the Queen’s favorite hatmakers, “The Queen wanted the brim too wide because she needed to get in and out of her car and she wanted people to see her.” No.”
Whether you arrive at this year’s conference by plane, train, or car, choose to stand out from the crowd by choosing your hat.
But don’t get carried away by the flashy oversized design.
Recently, both the Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Beatrice showed off a series of elegant headbands and headpieces that strayed from traditional headwear.
These pieces are young, fresh and modern, and their styles are very versatile to re-wear for weddings and other race days, making them a solid wardrobe investment.
Prepare for rainy weather
Both the Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge clearly adhere to the same rules when deciding what to wear for the day. Check the weather!
Looking through the archives, both women wear abstract confections and frocks as much as they button up warm wool weights and coats.
The famous British weather can go awry in September. So bring a spare cold weather option or an elegant umbrella.
choose bold colors
For me, nice, bright gems and pastel-toned block colors are a great starting point when planning an outfit.
Royals often choose blue! Solid colors tend to be more versatile, so choosing the perfect accessory is easy.
And finally, one of my favorite final garlands (something queens are known to often add to their outfits) is the thoughtful brooch.
For us humans, we may not have diamond clusters to pin on our lapels, but a stunning piece of vintage costume jewelry will add a little sparkle to your look, not to mention enhancing your sustainable fashion credentials!
You can even make a special brooch yourself using one of the many kits now available for purchase online.
Vintage and borrowed clothes are a great way to achieve a fresh and modern look when paired to complement each other.
Feel like you didn’t get a chance to dress up this summer? There’s still time.
Race fans, jockeys and the best turf horses descend on Town Moor for the Kazoo St. Léger Festival from 7-10pm. September.