With Royal Ascot approaching, anyone attending this year will be busy planning their outfit for this most glamorous event. Hats may be the talking point but don’t forget your other accessories. Here are four approaches to Ascot dressing and the jewellery to go with it, which work equally well for any summer occasion – hat or no hat!
WHITE FANTASTIC: White has become a popular option for summer occasions and the Duchess of Cambridge has worn white to Ascot for the past two years. We can see why, with so many styles featuring pretty lace embellishment and a slightly vintage feel. Keep accessories modern with a pop of colour to avoid looking bridal; our Savanna Aqua Necklace and Bracelet are ideal. To keep the look contemporary we would suggest layering pieces, by adding one (or more) of our Essential White Bangles and the Essential Long Pearl Pendant. The Trapeze Earrings in Silver would look lovely with a wide-brimmed straw hat.
SUMMER BRIGHTS: A simple dress in a sizzling summer colour is a great way to stand out from the Ascot crowds. Go bold with jewellery colour too – we’ve chosen peacock pearls to add drama and elegance against the gorgeous deep raspberry colour of the dress. Our Peregrina Necklaces, available in peacock, silver, pink and white, are ideal for a V-shaped neckline. The Star Ombre Pearl Bracelet stacked with the Star Bangle makes a modern combination, and the Duo Peacock Earrings won’t fight for attention with the all-important headgear.
PRETTY WOMAN: Ever since the scene in Pretty Woman, a polka dot dress has been synonymous with the races. OK, so that was the polo, but it still works! We’ve kept the jewellery suggestions monochrome for a look that is elegant with a touch of fun. Depending on hat style, choose drop or stud earrings; our Silver Star earrings come in both styles and are a modern alternative to classic pearls. The Soiree Pearl and Black Spinel Bracelet and Necklace add race day glamour.
STATEMENT PRINTS: Top to toe prints can be overwhelming but choosing a blouse and skirt allows you to have fun with pattern, like this fabulous Gucci skirt. There are plenty of great high street options available too! The soft colours of our natural pink pearls are universally flattering and will tie the whole ensemble together. The stud/hoop/drop style of our Cirque Stud Earrings make them ideal for wearing with hats (Claudia wore them for Harry and Meghan’s wedding) and we suggest pairing with the matching Cirque Pendant, layered with our Baroque Pink Pearl Long Pendant. Finish with the Greta Pink Pearl Bracelet and you’re ready for race day.