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Race Day Outfits

Race Day Outfits for 2017!

When going to the races, looking and feeling good is something that is important to all of us. With the racing season already in full flow, here are a few of our favourite race day outfits. Why not try one of them at your next day at the races?

 

Race Day Outfits for Men

 

Ascot’s finest

A matching suit is one of the most popular styles at the races. Our men’s full grey check suit is the perfect way to stand out from the crowd while at Ascot. The suit is both lightweight and stylish, meaning you can keep cool while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere. Match the suit with the Double Trouble lilac shirt to complete the look.

Charming Check Suit Blazer- £94.95
Charming Check Suit Trousers- £49.95
Charming Check Suit Waistcoat- £44.95
Lilac Double Trouble Shirt- £29.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

One for the perfectionist

If the grey suit is too out there for you, our dark blue check suit is a subtler option. The checks are only noticeable from close up, yet the splash of colour on the lining and the buttons adds a uniqueness. The purple show off shirt is the perfect addition. The dark purple of the cuffs adds a lovely contrast to both the lighter purple of the shirt and the navy of the suit. The delicate feather pin tops the suit off with the edge that removes you from the crowd.

Check Suit Blazer- £94.95
Check Suit Trousers- £49.95
Check Suit Waistcoat- £44.95
Delectible Stripe Shirt – £29.95
Feather pin- £3.95

 

 

 

Loud and proud

The bold stripes and pocket square detail of our new Dapper Blazer means it’s the perfect match for a pair of dark jeans and a white shirt. Combine this outfit with some subtle accessories, such as the Club sunglasses or stag pin, to ensure flowing compliments of your style.

Dapper Blazer- £89.95
Straight Joe Jeans- £39.95
Double Collar Shirt- £29.95
Club Sunglasses- £9.95
Stag Pin- £3.95

 

 

 

Smart Casual

Dressing to impress isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. If you’re wanting something more laid back, then this is the outfit for you. Despite having a very similar name to the above blazer, the dapper gent blazer is very different. From afar it is a simple jacket, but there is a fine detail to when close up with a contrasting collar to add something different. The plain colour is a great way to enhance the pink subtle spot shirt. Wearing the distressed leather boots with some dark jeans (see above) tops off an easy look that will fit any racing occasion.

Dapper Gent Blazer- £99.95
Subtle Spot Shirt- £32.95
Distressed Leather Boots- £59.95
Straight Joe Jeans- £39.95

  

 

 

 

 

Women’s Race Day Outfits

Summer days

This is the perfect outfit for Ladies day, with a flattering neckline and classy mid-length that will take you to any course. The vibrant floral print is perfect for a sunny day on the terraces sipping prosecco, while letting your outfit do the talking. Whether the sun is shining or not, the new 1950s sunglasses will enhance any outfit, match this dress up with the pinked rimmed version to ring out the print of the dress. Complete the retro theme with these eye catching art deco heels, making you really stand out from the crowd.

Summer Days dress- £39.95
Art Deco Occasion Shoes- £39.95
1950s sunglasses- £9.95

 

 

 

Daisy

The all new ditsy daisy jumpsuit is a great way to stay comfortable while still looking your best at the races. This classic all in one really oozes elegance. Pair with the Island Secrets necklace and bracelet to set a relaxed yet glamorous vibe which will be the envy of other racegoers. If the weather looks slightly chilly, throw on the black popcorn shrug as a great finishing touch, an essential piece in the unpredictable British weather!

Ditsy Daisy Jumpsuit- £49.95
Black Popcorn shrug- £19.95
Island Secrets Necklace- £17.95
Island Secrets Bracelet- £12.95

 

 

 

Fancy Florals

Wearing the floral culotte trousers is a sure way to turn some heads. The bold blue base colour and detailed floral design are ideal for days when a dress isn’t for you. The loose cut of the trouser and cropped length make for a summery, yet stylish look. This also means your feet must also look the part, so opt for the classy summer breeze sandals. Keep the trousers the focus of attention so pair with one of simple white camisole tops. Top the look off with our summer day’s hat.

Floral Culotte Trousers- £34.95
Versatile White Camisole- £9.95
Summer Breeze Sandals- £24.95
Summer Days hat- £14.95

 

 

 

Suit-Up

Looking for something a little different from the other race day outfits? Don’t want to wear a dress? We have just the answer! Our new boating stripe blazer makes a powerful statement. Similar to the men’s dapper blazer, the vivacious colours and stripes of the jacket will be sure to catch many eyes, while being a more suitable choice when the weather isn’t so warm. This blazer is one for a woman of class. Match with one of our great fitting pairs of white jeans and the when in Rome sandals to keep the summer vibe.

Boating Stripe Jacket- £54.95
Must Have White jeans- £29.95
When in Rome sandals- £49.95

 

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Mothers day ideas

Mothers Day ideas: alternative ways to treat your mum

Struggling for Mothers Day ideas? Want to do something a bit cooler than normal for your mum this year?

 

Or are you the mum and want to leave this page open on your browser for one of your little darlings to find and think they’ve come up with a great Mothers Day idea all by themselves? (just remember to scroll down past this sentence)…

 

 

For the Boho Mum

Stay: Hire a VW camper van and go and explore some awesome countryside.

Do: Wrap mum up nice and warm and go for a long walk.

Eat: Take a picnic – or if a mate’s got one of those portable stoves, even better, let her sit back on a deck chair and you do the cooking.

 

 

 

For the Classy Mum

Stay: Find a cute little B’n’B just for the two of you bursting with English charm

Do: Book yourselves into a spa, but instead of the regular massage she’ll be expecting, why not try something different like cupping, a seaweed bath or chocolate facial?

Eat: Why not try an afternoon tea with a difference – like one that’s on a moving bus! (This one’s in central London)

 

 

 

For the Funky Mum 

Stay: Some mums might not fancy full-on camping, but glamping in a tree house – hello!

Do: Why not keep costs down and take your bikes for a bit of exercise and adventure.

Eat: If you and your mum enjoy cooking, why not do a cookery course together for some quality bonding time over good food.

 

 

 

For the Rocky Mum

 

Stay: If cash is a bit tight, why not kick everyone else out the house so you two can have some time together by yourselves? Maybe just run the duster round first so it looks like you’ve made an effort. A bit of Mr Sheen won’t break the bank.

Do: When was the last time you went to a gig with your mum? Have a rummage through her CD (or tape!) collection and see who she loves. Even if they’re not your thing – they might end up being and she’ll love you for it!

Eat: Make a cake! Yeah it’s not her birthday, but why not!

 

Whichever mum your mum is, these Mothers Day ideas are sure to make her happy on her special day of the year.

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Euros 2016: What to do if you’re not a footie fan

Prefer rugby, tennis or races? Or none of the above?

Take advantage of some ‘me’ time while everyone else is crowded round the telly indoors and try something you’ve not done before.

Here’s some of our ideas to get you going…

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  1. Go to a free music festival.
  2. Do a walking tour of your city.
  3. Pick strawberries.
  4. Go stargazing on a warm Summer night.
  5. Pick wildflowers.
  6. Take a road trip to the nearest beach or lake.
  7. Ride a bike.
  8. Go canoeing.
  9. Practice yoga in a park.
  10. Visit relatives.
  11. Throw a BBQ for friends who also don’t like footie.
  12. Take a day hiking trip.
  13. Play minigolf.
  14. Go camping.
  15. Fly a kite.
  16. Visit the library.
  17. Take a walk and listen to a podcast.
  18. Learn how to juggle.
  19. Pack a picnic.
  20. Join a recreational sports team.
  21. Go fishing.
  22. Visit a free museum.
  23. Take photographs of nature.
  24. Go to the zoo.
  25. Skip rocks at a pond.
  26. Plan your next holiday
  27. Try your hand at sculpting or pottery.
  28. Do some gardening.
  29. Have a water balloon fight.
  30. Play in the sprinkler.
  31. Feed the ducks.
  32. Make tie-dyed t-shirts.
  33. Smack some balls at a driving range.
  34. Make DIY gifts for friends and family.
  35. Tour a brewery.
  36. Go see a Summer movie.
  37. Paint outdoor landscapes.
  38. Make a slip and slide in your garden.
  39. Find fun shapes in the clouds.
  40. Build a sandcastle.
  41. Make an awesome summer playlist.
  42. Go Geocaching
  43. People watch.
  44. Ride a roller coaster.
  45. Collect seashells.
  46. Press flowers to make bookmarks.
  47. Buy ice cream from a truck.
  48. Paint your toenails with bright Summer colors.
  49. Dance in the rain.
  50. Paint your furniture.
  51. Go to the farmers market.
  52. Have an outdoor tea party.
  53. Make wishes in a fountain.

 

Anymore ideas??

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