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.  

SPRING’S DITSY PRINTS ARE A RACES WINNER

The horse racing season is in full swing, bringing with it the promise of warm afternoons and a chance to showcase your winning style. The St Leger Festival is the time to go all out in all your finery, but for other race meetings we’re swaying towards a more casual springtime look.

There’s a reason florals storm the catwalks season after season. They’re feminine, easy to wear and exciting enough alone that they require little work on the accessories side of things. When you want to look gorgeous, minus any great effort, floral print dresses are the ultimate ‘throw on and go’.

Spring’s ladylike motifs alternate between bold blooms and ditsy buds, and it is the latter that had us falling head over espadrille heels for this POLO Ralph Lauren dress. We love everything about it, from the delicate navy and white print, to the low V back and the sweet floaty hemline. Petal power is perfect for the races but this little navy number will see you way beyond the finish line. Wear now with a black leather biker jacket and ankle boots, a la Sienna Miller, before introducing navy and cream espadrilles for summer race meets, parties and weddings.

They might not be ground-breaking, but there’s a reason summer florals are a failsafe. You’ll find this printed POLO Ralph Lauren dress, plus the accessories you need to complete your summer races look, in store now at Robinsons. Come and visit us today! 

ANIMAL ATTRACTION WITH MICHAEL KORS SS17

Tiger and zebra and cheetah…oh my!

The call of the wild is strong for spring/summer 2017 and nobody answers it quite as well as Michael Kors. Leopard print joined the realms of the wardrobe neutral way back when Old Hollywood starlet Jean Harlow took a walk on the wild side in the print in the 1930s. Leopard is already an intrinsic element in our wardrobes, but king of the runway Michael Kors becomes the king of the jungle with his latest collection and he isn’t drawing the line at leopard print. Tiger stripes, zebra streaks and cheetah spots all play their part in the new Michael Kors SS17 collection and these are a handful of the highlights.

The Michael Kors Zebra Print Pleated Maxi Dress has races written all over it, with a navy print, strap detail and tie waist. This Michael Kors Tiger Print Tunic will work with navy, white or tan shorts for sunny summer afternoons spent strolling Croatian harbours, and the Michael Kors Tan Leopard Halter Dress has a glam golden necklace detail that’ll take you from beach to bar quicker than you can say “Pass me a piña colada”.

Visit Robinsons today and add a little animal attraction to your summer wardrobe today, courtesy of new season Michael Kors SS17.