We are excited to introduce our favourite influencers who have given us their top tips on how they prepare for Royal Ascot. As the most popular occasion in the British calendar fast approaches, we want to give you style inspiration for every date in your diary, whether you’re off to the races, summer weddings or whimsical outdoor events.

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Up the Style Stakes

WHAT ARE THE TOP 5 ESSENTIALS YOU’LL HAVE IN YOUR RADLEY HANDBAG AT ROYAL ASCOT?

“My handbag essentials would be a lipstick, little mirror, a hairbrush, some spare hair pins (for wearing my hat), money for drinks and of course my iPhone for capturing memories.”
– Katie Peake @thesilvermermaidxo

“Royal Ascot is such a glamorous affair and I love to get lots of great photos with my friends at the event, so I’ll have my phone and a spare battery charger in my bag, as well as a few makeup top ups!”
– Josie Fear @josieldn

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Before you race out the gate…

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP STYLE TIPS FOR ANYONE WHO IS ATTENDING ROYAL ASCOT?

“Maybe it’s an obvious one, but make sure your hat and shoes are comfortable and will last you all day. They might feel fine when you first try them on, but will you be comfortable all day. That’s important.”
– Lauren McDermott @huntersandheels

“Triple check the dress code for the area you’re attending; I used to work as a dress code assistant and even those who’d been attending Royal Ascot for years would still get it wrong!”
– Josie Fear @josieldn

TOP TIPS FOR PICKING THE PERFECT HAT FOR ROYAL ASCOT?

“I actually find choosing my hat harder than choosing my outfit, so I usually START with the hat. I pick out a colour from the decorations on it and base my outfit on that. I think it’s lovely when you can have a hint of a colour, such as a bright fuchsia, and then this shade is also found throughout your outfit and accessories too.”
– Josie Fear @josieldn

“Bigger isn’t always better. Choose a simple and classic style which pulls the outfit together.”
– Sophie Knight @sophielouisesdiary

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Stand-Out in Style

ANY TIPS ON STANDING OUT FROM THE CROWD AT ROYAL ASCOT?

“I’ve always believed that less is more. Go for elegant midi dress paired with some simple strappy heels. I would also avoid dark colours and stick to white, pastels or bright shades.”
– Sophie Knight @sophielouisesdiary

“There’s a dress code, but that doesn’t mean you need to look the same as everyone else. Add your own twist on the dress code and make sure you feel like the best version of you.”
– Lauren McDermott @huntersandheels

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT DRESSING FOR THE RACES?

“I love dressing up for the races because in my day-to-day life I don’t often get to dress up and feel glamorous, so this is a great opportunity to do so!”
– Natasha Todd @natashatodd

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Get Inspired!

WHO IS YOUR ULTIMATE STYLE ICON WHEN IT COMES TO RACEDAY FASHION?

“I adore Kate and Meghan’s style; I hope I can find a look that falls somewhere between Meghan’s simplicity and Kate’s femininity.”” – Lauren McDermott @huntersandheels

“My ultimate style icon is Sasha Burns because she does the races so well, always effortlessly chic!”
– Natasha Todd @natashattodd

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR OWN RACEDAY STYLE?

“For my own raceday style I want to go for something really simple and stylish.”
– Katie Peake @thesilvermermaidxo

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