OUR FIVE STYLE RULES FOR YOUR RACES LOOK

And they’re off! The St Leger is just around the corner and you’re running out of time to find a races outfit that sees you leading out front.

The annual St Leger is one of the most anticipated events on our social calendar and part of its appeal is the opportunity to get suited and booted. If your day-to-day look is more casual, a chance to slide a suit jacket over your shoulder, polish the leather on those dress shoes and adjust the knot on your tie is almost as exciting as watching the horses do their thing on the track.

The stakes are high but there’s still time to avoid a races fashion faux-pas. Here are seven style rules to follow that’ll help you on your way to the finish line.

CUT IS KING

When it comes to suiting, cut really is king. Tailoring is very much alive and kicking, and no other item in your wardrobe is worth getting just right. Speak to our style specialists in store today and find out more about our suit tailoring services.

KNOW WHEN TO MAKE IT MATCH

When it comes to your accessories, there are two rules regarding matching; your shoes and belt should, your tie and pocket square should not. Instead, look for a pocket square in a coordinating colour but not a matching print. 

GO HARD ON THE ACCESSORIES

The fastest way to ensure you’re a cut above the rest is to use your accessories to add some personality to your look. Invest in some great quality cufflinks, wear your finest dress watch, add some colour with bright socks and if you’re feeling particularly dapper, accessorise your traditional tweed with a pocket watch. Leave the monocle at home.

FREE THE CUFF

A well-cut suit should show no more than a centimetre of your shirt cuff below. Which is why those cufflinks should be ones that are well worth showing off. We’re big fans of Mulberry’s sleek circular styles.

PULL YOUR SOCKS UP

It’s not just the colour of your socks that matters, it’s their length too. They should be long enough to cover your legs when your trousers rise up as you sit down.

Be a winner in the style stakes this St Leger. Visit Robinsons today to shop your look.  

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO WIN A £1,000 PERSONAL SHOPPER EXPERIENCE!

Have you entered our fantastic £1,000 spending spree giveaway yet?

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the St Leger’s Doncaster Cup, we’re offering everyone who makes a purchase and joins our in store system in August the chance to win a £1,000 personal shopper experience at Robinsons. If you’re already registered on our system, simply make a purchase before the end of the month and you will be automatically entered. However, time is running out and you only have a couple of days left to be in with a chance of winning!

The incredible prize also includes two County Enclosure tickets for the Doncaster Cup Gentleman’s Day and a meal for two in The Old Weighing Room Restaurant & Bar. The best part of all is that we will notify the lucky winner by phone no later than the 2nd of September, so they’ll have plenty of time to visit us in store and splash the cash on the perfect races day outfit.

Nothing beats a day at the races, except for one on which somebody else is picking up the expense, so make sure you pop in this Bank Holiday weekend to shop new season collections from designers including Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Armani, Michael Kors, Mulberry and many, many more. There’s never been a better excuse to treat yourself!

 

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MICHAEL KORS’ ST LEGER LOOKS: PINK OR BLUE?

The Ladbrokes St Leger Festival in Doncaster is less than a month away and time is running out to get your outfit planned from top to toe. Fortunately, we are on hand to share our fashion know-how and we’ve got two simple but striking options for those who are sartorially stuck.

Michael Kors can always be guaranteed to inject a little glamour into your races look and two of the American designer’s new season styles are perfect for the races. One is geranium pink, the other is royal blue, and both styles are equally flattering thanks to an A-line hem.

Which will you choose?  

We think there’s something amazing about bright pink dresses worn by dark-haired beauties, especially when accessorised with a big, bold fascinator in the same shade. Cobalt on the other hand looks fabulous on blondes, accessorised with charcoal accessories and a sultry smoky eye. Bold colour has never been more on trend than it is for AW16 and you’ll earn your fashion stripes fast with these simple styles.

Visit Robinsons today to shop new season occasion styles from Michael Kors and let our style experts get you races ready today. 

CHANNEL THE ENGLISH GENT AT THIS SUMMER’S ST LEGER

A day at the races calls for a suit, that goes without saying, but what does one wear if they’re keen to stand apart from the rest and show off a little originality? When it comes to unique suiting, it’s easy to stray into risky territory; too colourful and you risk coming across a little clown-like, too busy or bright a pattern and you’re veering towards comedic.

If there is one look that never fails to look suitably smart for a day at the races, it is that of the English country gentleman. Tweed takes on a new lease of life when worn by the modern man, especially when paired with a simple shirt. Add a suitably suave tie, styled in an informal Atlantic knot, and nobody will ever guess that you’re not a fully paid-up member of the local gentry.

This tweed sports jacket from POLO Ralph Lauren is accented and made summer-ready by the addition of colourful cuffs and a coordinating pocket square, whilst the muted equestrian print of the tie makes no mistaking that you’re dressed for a day at the races.

Have you planned your look for the biggest event on Yorkshire’s racing calendar yet? Visit Robinsons of Bawtry today to shop our range of races ready styles, from smart suiting from the likes of Armani Collezioni and Hugo Boss in our dedicated tailoring department, to more casual country looks from POLO Ralph Lauren.