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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Polo: Getting into the Spectator Style Saddle

The Royal Salute Coronation Cup 2015 takes place this Saturday and with a fresh new title sponsor, Ode 2 Vogue has high hopes for a revitalised ambiance. International Day is the most prestigious polo event in the social calendar and hordes of royalty, celebrities, and social butterflies are expected to make their usual pilgrimage to watch England vs. South America.


Camilla Belle, 2010
Dame Helen Mirren, 2014




















The difficulty in dressing for International Day lies firstly in the temperamental nature of British weather, and secondly in avoiding the trap of looking like a wedding guest. Over the years, Tatler has captured a selection of Polo spectators who sit effortlessly atop a sartorial saddle of style. 

The key, in my opinion, is to wear a light base and accessorise with a pop of colour. Camilla Belle and Dame Helen exemplify the effectiveness of this tenet: you have a summery but vivacious elegance. The Polo isn't a time to be a shrinking violet, but this outfit mantra prevents the gaudy mistakes which a peep of sunshine can persuade even the most fashionable Briton to commit. 



Coat - Zara, Heels - Topshop, Clutch - Pinko @ Forzieri, Bracelet - McQ Alexander McQueen @ Forzieri,
 Dress - French Connection


Trouser/Bralet Co-ord - ASOS, Clutch - Olympia Le-Tan @ The Outnet, Necklace - Swarovski,
 Heels - Jimmy Choo @ The Outnet

To the polo we go! 









9 comments:

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  2. Absolutely love your writing style, lovely fashion sense too it seems x
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  3. I love your picks!
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  5. Love the classic style that polo brings out.

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