Star by Julien Macdonald Daisy hat
John Lewis straw clutch bag
Loeffler Randall wavy strap heels
Zara cotton trenchcoat
Chanel illuminating powder
Ladies day is a great excuse to dress up and I'd advise planning an outfit at least 3/4 weeks ahead if you're lucky enough to go. For future reference I would always choose the hat first and then work my outfit around that as some people find hats tricky to pull off so dedicate some time to finding the perfect one.
Trial and error is the best way to know if a hat suits you, your personality and colouring so don't be afraid to try, try and try again. The larger department stores will have a better range of hats on offer and I love Designers at Debenhams, John Lewis and Fenwick stores.
Make sure you adhere to the dress code stipulated, especially if you're in the Royal Enclosure. I would also advise on a wedge or a block heel shoe if you're not used to wearing heels otherwise wear a pretty open toe sandal like the one above as long as you don't intend spending too much time on the grass!
I also think more is more on occasions like this. Skirt lengths should be on or below the knee and shoulder straps wide. Aim to be elegant with little cleavage or bare skin on show. If your dress is busy, such as a bright floral pattern, then keep your hat simple and vice versa. If you have a showstopper of a hat keep to a block colour outfit and pick out colours in your accessories.
Whilst none of the ladies today needed outerwear or a brolly the summer weather can be unpredictable so do consider your outfit options which is why I've added a Zara cotton trench coat here!
If you stick to these guidelines you'll be first past the sartorial winning post rather than at the back of the fashion pack! I'm now looking forward to Ladies Day at Glorious Goodwood which is on the 30th July.
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