4 April 2011


This is the time of year when hordes of women who should know better excitedly descend on Karen Millen and buy the most inappropriate items for what is usually a cold blustery day.  In the attempt to get themselves featured in the Echo's best dressed competition, many sadly end up being featured in Heat magazine's worst dressed list.  What is needed are a few simple rules in order to look stylish and more importantly be comfortable.
  • First off the bat, hats!  Ask yourself why.  Few women can pull a hat off, it all boils down to an insouciance which comes from wearing them regularly.  if you only wear a hat to go to the races or a wedding, don't go there.  I won't discuss fascinators as we all know what should be done with them, if you want to wear a fascinator, what are you doing reading a style blog?
  • Shoes - you are going to be on your feet all day, probably worse for wear and occasionally walking on grass.  make sure they are comfortable, nothing spoils a look more than a woman hobbling round in shoes that she can't walk in or hurt her.
  • Remember you are attending a race meet, not a night club or cocktail party, put the flesh away.  It is early April in Liverpool, not high summer in the med.
  • Don't scare the horses - it seems obvious but they are not used to seeing orange humans and it is a big day for them, be kind, tone down the spray tan. 
Phase Eight Eton Stripe Dress £130.00

LK Bennett Alessia Wedge Sandal £120.00

Hobbs Cheyne Cropped Jacket £179.00

ASOS Stripe Collarless Mac £75.00

Mango Manuel Dress £44.90
KG by Kurt Geiger Anita Patent Court £80.00

ASOS Egg Coat £75.00

Ted Baker Birdcage Dress £159.00

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