What to Wear to This Summer's Most Stylish Events

With prestigious events such as Royal Ascot, the Henley Royal Regatta, and 'Glorious Goodwood' fast approaching on the summer social calendar, naturally we're already thinking about what to wear for these fashionable occasions ... which is half of the fun of attending!

Dress codes can be both helpful and a hindrance when planning suitable attire for such glamorous summer events, so we're taking a closer look at the style guides for these three occasions to help you choose a head-turning look. Completed by perfect finishing touches from the N.Peal Women's accessories collection, you'll create an ensemble to remember.

Royal Ascot - 20th-24th June 2017 (Ladies Day 22nd June)

Horse racing's most prominent racing event may be better known to some people for its smart yet spectacular Ladies Day attire, as many female attendees at Royal Ascot revel in finding the most outrageous and awe-inspiring millinery to ensure that they stand out from the crowds in the Queen Anne, Village and Royal Enclosures! Hats and headpieces are required in these areas (headpieces must have a base that is approximately 4inches in diameter in the Royal Enclosure) so the emphasis is on making headwear the centrepiece of your look ... so let your only limits be your imagination.

For the rest of your outfit, unlike some other sporting events full-length trouser suits and jumpsuits are permitted for women, so you can truly express your style however you feel comfortable. When considering what to wear to Royal Ascot, don't forget stand-out shoes and a handbag too - why not take inspiration from last year's attendee above and add one or two of our best-selling Raccoon Fur Pom Keyrings to your handbag to match your outfit?

Henley Royal Regatta - 28th June - 2nd July 2017

Now in its 178th year, the Henley Royal Regatta is firmly established as the most eminent rowing event in the world, attracting top rowers and keen spectators from across the globe to partake in its unparalleled tradition. That includes the famously strict dress code that is enforced for all ticket-holding Henley guests, although is firmly intended to encourage dressing to impress!

The fiercely rigid ladies dress code rules should however make it easier for you to determine what to wear to the Henley Royal Regatta, as only formal dresses and skirts below the knee are permitted, in a demure (i.e. non-revealing) style. You're not required to wear headwear, but why not? Henley is one of the most exclusive and exciting British sporting events and you'll be spending the day amongst extraordinarily fashionable people, so now is your chance to make a statement!

Qatar Goodwood Festival - 1st-5th August 2017

'Glorious Goodwood' is among the most elegant events in the annual horse racing calendar, with five days of races bringing people in their thousands to the magnificent Sussex countryside. However, the beautiful horses taking to the track at the Qatar Goodwood Festival can feel almost incidental beside the fabulous outfits that adorn the ladies in attendance; 'informal elegance' is the key phrase to describe the Goodwood dress code, although the emphasis is firmly on fun.

The key to dressing for Goodwood is to express yourself! If you'll be spending the day in the Richmond Enclosure where the dress code is more defined, statement headwear is essential - expect to be surrounded by flamboyant fascinators and extravagant hats. For the rest of your outfit, anything that you would wear to a summer wedding is appropriate, although be sure to let your headwear do the talking. Don't forget your N.Peal Pashmina Cashmere Shawl in Oyster, an incredibly versatile yet feminine and understated colour, crafted from our finest Mongolian cashmere keep your shoulders warm as the day begins to cool.

What will you be wearing to the most stylish events of the summer? Leave us a comment below to let us know, and if you are accessorising with N.Peal, be sure to share your look with us on Instagram! Tag us @n_peal_1936, and use the hashtag #npeal in your caption to ensure we see your photo.