Heading off to the races is a great excuse to get dressed up – but that doesn’t have to mean wearing a dress! I’m off to ladies day at Doncaster races in September thanks to the team at Ladbrokes and figured I would share my outfit ideas with you guys. Every times I see photos of the races, there are so many women in dresses from Coast etc and all the looks blur into one. I’m a huge ambassador of jumpsuits and think they’re the perfect alternative to dresses so I’ve styled up a couple of looks in case anyone else is in need of some inspiration. Ready to jump in?
Look 1: 70’s Throwback
70’S JUMPSUIT | FLOPPY HAT | MOON NECKLACE | STUDDED HEELS
Go all out with Seventies styling by teaming a wide leg jumpsuit with chunky heels and an oversized hat. The plunging neck-line makes it a little daring and balances out the covered up arms and legs that keep it classy. Stick to the simple, pattern free style and pair with delicate gold accents – in this case the long line necklace and the studded shoes. Burnt gold and rust tones are the perfect way to transition into stunning autumnal style.
Look 2: Cut-off Culottes
CULOTTE JUMPSUIT | STAR BAG | GOLD FLOWER CROWN | LACE-UP HEELS
Monochrome has got to be the easiest way to keep an outfit looking stylish, no? Keeping it simple with the jumpsuit means you can have fun with the accessories. Lace-up is the must have way to style anything right now, from tops to skirts to dresses to shoes… you name it, there’s a lace-up version. I’ve seen so may amazing lace-up shoes but the ones above from ASOS are a particular fave of mine + the come in nude too. Can I have one in every colour please? I’m also totally head overs heels with the hair crown. All the different leaves make it look intricate and jut so pretty, plus it’s a great alternative to a hat. Oh and I’m getting all starry-eyed over that bag.
Look 3: Tied up & Tailored
TAILORED JUMPSUIT | CLASSIC HAT | LADY LUCK BAG | GOLD HEELS
Another block colour style but this time it’s tailored. Whilst I adore wide legs, there’s just something about a form-fitting jumpsuit that I love. Nip it in at the waist and roll up the trousers if they’re a little long for a seriously stylish yet sophisticated look. I wanted to style up a classic hat with a modern look so I paired it with gold, strappy heels and the obviously must-have races bag! Who doesn’t need a little sprinkle of lady luck on race day? It’s super cute and quirky – you won’t be blending into the crowd with that little beaut.
So there’s my three alternative ladies day outfits! Which do you like best? You can keep up with all the ladies day action here!
A faux-ginger, gin drinking, digital marketing gal with a thing for food styling. That was basically my old Tinder bio... Living in Leeds, I'm forever heading out for dinner, buying too many clothes, spending 50% of my money on ubers and, as of now, putting my stamp on my new apartment!