So the weather is, well to put it bluntly, it’s just terrible. (I’m just happy when it’s not raining to be honest.) But needless to say us ladies won’t let the rain and cool breeze interfere with our social calendars. Summer season is also what I like to call Racing Season, and with the famous Galway Races just around the corner it’s time to start thinking up the most amazing outfits – of course bearing in mind the temperamental issues of Irish weather. So here are some of my favorites of what to wear – and how to keep somewhat dry and warm this summer!
-Hats and headpieces are always a must for the festival, especially on account of the mad hatters competition! I am a huge fan of Marion Creedon Hegarty’s designs – she will even create original pieces for clients using whichever fabrics and colours desired. I love this cream flower hat, which will pretty much go with everything, so it is an investment piece, costing €75.
Rock n Rose also has some great quirky creations if you decide to treat yourself, like this amazing Bird Cage Hat, as featured on Vogue UK, costing £110.
But if all these are a little bit out of your price range, you could always pick up a bargain off Ebay. I am constantly finding amazing stuff on this site – just make sure you always use paypal! There are fab pieces available from as little as 99c, so there is something to suit any budget.
-None of us really want to be putting coats and jackets on over our magnificent dresses so scarves and shawls are the perfect partner for all formal wear. New designer Mary Katrantzou has recently teamed up with Topshop and this blue printed shawl is a steal, now reduced to €30 – I’ve picked mine up already!
-And finally, of course, as every Irish girl knows – never leave home without a brolly! Umbrellas don’t have to ruin our gorgeous racing outfits they can be quirky accessories. I’m absolutely in love with Topshop’s amazing Leopard Bow Walker Umbrella, which only costs €20! Isn’t it gorgeous? Penneys have some great bargains too for those of us who can’t afford to make such splurges on our wet weather gear.
Hope this helps you all somewhat ladies! Happy racing! xoxo