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If you need a little time away from the family, a girl’s trip to the races can be a much-needed escape. You’ll get to spend time with the girls, let your hair down and ditch that sensible mum outfit for a more glamorous look.
Planning what you’re going to wear is one of the most exciting parts of heading to the races. So, how can you make sure you choose the best race day outfit? Here, you’ll discover how to ensure you look and feel fantastic on race day.
Treat yourself to something new
A girl’s trip to the races is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to something new. It could be a new dress, a new pair of shoes or a brand-new handbag. If you buy a stylish handbag, you can also use that long after race day.
You don’t need to spend a fortune on an entirely new outfit. However, treating yourself to something new will help you to feel, as well as look amazing.
Factor in the weather
Let’s face it, the British weather isn’t exactly known for its predictability. Therefore, when choosing your outfit for the races, it’s a good idea to consider a layered approach. That way, if it’s hot you can take a layer off, and if it gets cold you can put a layer back on. The perfect race day outfit could consist of a dress, a cardigan and a light jacket in case it rains.
You should always prepare for any weather eventuality. Even if it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful sunny day, the UK weather can turn pretty quickly.
Opt for comfortable, yet stylish shoes
Choosing the right shoes for race day can be one of the toughest decisions. Kitten heels may make you feel gorgeous, but are they practical for walking over the grass or gravel? You need to make sure you’re going to be comfortable as well as looking good.
That doesn’t mean you can’t wear heels to the races, however. Instead, why not opt for wedge heels or even platform heels which will still look fab, but they’re much more comfortable to wear.
Don’t forget a hat!
Of course, you can’t enjoy a girl’s day at the races without wearing a stylish hat. Potentially the most important part of any race day outfit, you’ll find a huge choice of hats available. The challenge is to find a hat that’s impressive, without it overtaking the entire outfit. It should complement the look, rather than take over.
Once you’ve got your perfect outfit put together, finish the look with new makeup. Spritz yourself over with a setting spray and your favourite perfume and get ready to let your hair down with the girls. The above are some of the best tips you can follow when choosing the perfect outfit for race day.