All you need to know about Winter Fashion in the Field
Raceday fashion tends to take centre stage during the summer months but winter Fashion in the Field competitions are becoming increasingly popular. With our unpredictable weather, dressing for the elements is paramount. Check out our handy tips for staying stylish and snug this winter racing season.
Fashion and practically don’t always see eye-to-eye, but consider the weather when attending a winter raceday. Judges will be looking for ‘season appropriateness’ and outfits that reflect winter fashion.
Opt for thicker fabrics - (think wool, tweed, faux fur) - these are perfectly appropriate for winter racedays, and will keep you warm throughout the day. Felt and leather are both great materials for headwear. In terms of colour, look for rich jewel tones, such as maroon and navy (the two go very well together as well!)
Sleeves are a great way to keep you warm and make an outfit more winter appropriate. Play around with shapes and volume - sleeves can easily become the standout feature of an outfit. In replacement of sleeves, a cape is a great option. Experiment with colours, patterns and shapes to add interest to your outfit.
Come wintertime, there tends to be a little more ‘give in the ground’, which typically isn’t stiletto friendly. Heel stoppers are your best friend this time of the year! Put away the strappy summer heels and reach for closed shoes instead, they’ll be sure to keep your hooves snug!
Accessories can also play their part in keeping you warm this winter. Gloves and faux fur are both great options and are incredibly stylish. Stockings can also play their part in winter dressing. Wear classic opaque stockings for added warmth or play with patterns to add interest to your outfit.
Raceday makeup is usually thought of as being fresh and fairly natural, however come wintertime it’s appropriate to go a little heavier. A deep red lip paired with a light smokey eye is a great option.
We can’t wait to see what looks you’ll be rocking on-course - happy winter racing!