Philip Treacy’s 2016 runway show, otherwise known as Royal Ascot, is just around the corner. And while we’re sure you have already found the perfect hat, finding the perfect outfit to match can prove slightly more difficult. Last year’s races were overflowing with pretty pastels and a-line dresses – looks that will undoubtedly resurface next week.

This year, however, we are hoping to see more of a classic edge at the track, choosing instead to pair monochrome culottes with an opposing blouse and pumps. If you feel it wouldn’t be the races without a pop of pastel, then try Valextra’s pink crossbody bag, a surefire way to brighten up any outfit.


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Of course, for those of you who are not quite ready to adopt culottes, we have also included some dress options such as Stella McCartney’s asymmetrical yet traditionally a-line Lulu dress. Finish your look with a heel or wedge; polka dots, pearls and hexagons optional.


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Words by Nora Maloney

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