It’s been a while since I did an OOTD hasn’t it?! I’m back with a fun one today, putting together an outfit to wear to Chestertons Polo in the Park, a glamorous three day polo event in London frequented by the likes of the Made in Chelsea cast oohhhh! It’s not often I get to style a more formal occasion outfit so I had lots of fun putting this together and hope you like what I went for!
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The weather in the UK is so changeable and unpredictable I thought this T-shirt Satin Prom Dress would be great to wear to Polo in the Park where you’re spending all day outside. Its short sleeves keep your shoulders covered from the sun whilst also giving a bit of a shield from the wind. I love the relaxed yet formal style of the t-shirt shape – it’s fun and just the right mix of smart casual. The full prom dress skirt gives it a really girly shape and the netting is also fairly flattering – perfect for a day spent eating and drinking in the sunshine! The monochrome pattern is gorgeous and again makes it suitable for all weather – it’s not overly summery so you feel silly if the weather does turn out to be a bit gloomy, yet the white floral print lifts the black background making it feminine, elegant and summer appropriate.
I love to wear heels for a special occasion and am always after a pair that looks high and glamorous but are comfy enough to get me through the day and into the evening. These New Look babies are perfect! The chunky block heel makes you feel really stable and the cleated sole is very on-trend right now, and great for wearing at an outdoors event – no danger of sinking into the grass in these! The ankle strap keeps the chunky style ladylike and again means they’re super comfy to wear, offering more support to the foot. The black colour works well with the dark body of the dress and also is always good to wear to an outdoors event as they hide any mud or grass much better than white, keeping you looking as glamorous as possible!
I carry far too much
rubbish everyday essentials with me not to take a handbag everywhere I go. This beautiful white handbag is perfect for a day at the Polo – it’s big enough to carry your purse, phone and lipstick but small enough that it won’t overshadow your beautiful dress, or be too heavy to lug around (does anyone else completely fill a handbag, no matter what size it is?!) The long strap means it can be worn multiple ways but keeps your hands free (for holding your glass of champagne, obvs!) and I love the metal handle detail which makes it look really special and adds a touch of glamour.
As I wanted the floral pattern of the dress to be the main focus of my outfit, I decided to wear minimal jewellery. Of course no Polo in the Park outfit would be complete without a watch to keep track of the time and ensure you don’t miss any of the fun events throughout the day. I adore this rose gold and diamanté one by Sekonda from Very. The chunky bracelet style ties in with the chunkiness of the shoes and makes a statement but doesn’t detract from the intricate pattern of the dress.
As I decided against wearing a necklace I wanted pretty earrings to add some sparkle and thought these white and diamanté floral ones from New Look were lovely and complement the dress pattern nicely. New Look have a buy one get one free deal on jewellery at the moment so I also picked up the matching ring too. Both of these also come with a mint green and pale pink version as well. Then I added the finishing touches – a slick of my favourite pink / purple lipstick and some pretty pastel blue nails and my Polo in the Park outfit is complete!
So there you go, my perfect Polo in the Park outfit! You can get more tips and tricks for what to wear to Polo in the Park here.
*This post was written in collaboration with Chestertons Polo in the Park. All thoughts are honest and my own. For more information please see my Disclaimer Page.
Hi, I'm Emma - or Emsypickle! I live in Brixton, London. I eat out far too much, am always planning my next trip and have a borderline unhealthy obsession with Harry Potter.