The Royal Ascot is a horse racing event that is well known for receiving more media coverage on the fashion of the people that attend than on the actual racing itself. It’s an event that is closely linked with the Royal Family and has a very strict and formal dress code. Farfetch got in touch with me and asked me if I wanted to enter their exclusive competition to rewrite the Royal Ascot dress code, by creating a brand new look for the event, and becoming a fashion lover instead of a follower.
For the look I have created, I have taken inspiration from my own fashion style, (which explains the amount of black in this outfit) and created a kind of ‘punk glam’ style if you like. I have also taken inspiration from the Royal Ascot style during the 1980’s, where some women wore black and white outfits, with gold jewellery. I love the vintage feel to the outfits, see below.
Farfetch also have an unfollow campaign, and I found Shaun Ross’ story very inspiring, which you can read about here. The whole point of this is to be yourself and stand out, wear what you love and don’t follow the crowd.
I love basic colours, particularly black, but as this is a formal event, I have chosen pieces that have metallic touches to them to add that glam feel. The grey toned skirt gives the overall outfit some light so it’s not too dark. I also paired the outfit with some rose gold jewellery, despite the top and heels having a silver touch, I think that the rose gold compliments the tones of the skirt and the silver really well, and it would look too basic with just black and silver alone. I completely ditched the hat, hats are not me at all and as this challenge is to rewrite the dress code and be myself, I don’t feel that one is necessary in my case.
Mugler Metallic Hem Crop Top
Giorgio Armani Pleated Skirt
Iro Sequined Biker Jacket
Celine Vintage Clutch
Casadei Stiletto Pumps
Pamela Love Talon Necklace
Maria Black Alladin Necklace
Maria Black Fooled Heart Ring
I absolutely love this outfit, all of these pieces are beautiful, particularly the rose gold jewellery. Farfetch have some absolutely gorgeous pieces. If I could afford the whole outfit, I’d definitely buy it, it’s so ‘me.’