Last week saw one of my favourite events The Cheltenham Festival despite the terrible weather the guests pulled out all the stops with their fantastic style. What I love about Cheltenham is how creative the guests can be with their outfits especially as the weather is extremely unpredictable, a mix of Winter and Summer fashion making it a great event for fashion inspiration.
Carol Vorderman looks exquisite in this white skirt suit. I loved the flash of colour with the red leather gloves and her hat was perfect for the event. I think a few red feathers added into this hat would have completed the look. The side slant to the style added the perfect touch of sophistication.
Mary Berry looked the epitome of country sophistication. I love her high neck on the collar of her coat creating an elegant neckline. This was teamed perfectly with her trilby hat, sporting a unique look with a guinea fowl feather trim. I am all about the classic styling and Mary really nailed it.
Zara Tindall added a real royal touch to events each day she perfectly styled a different headpiece to her outfit. I particularly love this outfit with the handbag, gloves, coat and headpiece all perfectly matching to create an overall gorgeous look. The coat by London-based tailor Pip Howeson created a beautiful silhouette, adding the same colour notes to Mike Tindall’s tie, made for a fantastic pair.
Another great look for me was Vogue Williams. This elegant full-length trench coat was created by Holland and Cooper, a brilliant nod to English heritage. If you haven’t checked out the Holland and Cooper brand I highly recommend you do, their tailing is perfection.
The founder Jade Holland Cooper is an incredibly talented lady who actually inspires me daily with her business model.
It really was the most perfect colouring for Vogue and tying the red in through the hat through the small detailing was a great touch. I can’t wait to see what fantastic outfit Vogue wears at the other races this year.
Charlotte Hawkins is a pure icon when it comes to the races. This headpiece was a fantastic choice, I am a fan of using feathers and florals in my own headpieces and the fabulous fuchsia is the ideal colouring for her. It is a brilliant look overall with the contrast in the detailing on the coat through the velvet detailing on both the buttons and the collar. Mark Heyes looked particularly dapper in his three-piece and it matched Charlotte wonderfully.
Cheltenham has given me so many fantastic ideas for next season. I think Cheltenham is a great celebration of British style as it just shows whatever the weather we can really pull it out of the bag
Jessica Rea xxx