Jumps are back! Steal my style, and how to dress for Cheltenham races, including my top coat recommendations!

It’s back!
Get ready to kick up some mud – it’s the start of the National Hunt Jump Season at the world-famous Cheltenham Racecourse!

Having just had the October meet, and with the huge November meet just around the corner, what better time to cover some outfit inspiration, and my favourite coats for the season!

Dressing for A/W racing is nothing but fabulous fun, don’t let the thought of wind and rain put you off. We embrace the elements and look wonderful through all of them! A fedora is a great place to start, whether it’s protecting your face form the sun, or hair from the wind and rain, this classic piece is an essential. Moving onto layering, I always recommend a cosy jumper or roll neck, this will help to keep you toasty as the weather starts to change, and we endure these single figure temperature race days. Using a thermal or top underneath for extra warmth is also recommended! You can wear anything from skirts to trousers to jeans – whatever you feel most comfortable in. A tweed skirt is certainly a go to for many. When it comes to footwear, comfort is key, and don’t forget to spray any suede footwear with a suede protector! Finish with a longline jacket or tweed blazer for a polished look.

Steal my Style…
Outfits from the Cheltenham October Meet

Having kicked off the Cheltenham season with the October meet, find out what I wore and how I styled my two outfits below!

Outfit 1 – Friday

Starting with an outfit of warm tones, I just knew I had to wear the incredible, newly launched Fairfax & Favor trench coat. This showstopper was the starting point of my outfit, and I worked around this. I wanted to tie in neutral colours, combining shades to create this flawless look. Over the knee boots and a fedora were used to finish off this outfit, and bring the final look together.

Steal my Style:
Hat – High Bird Designs
Hat Pin – J&T Plumes
Roll Neck – Primark
Trench Coat – Fairfax & Favor
Skirt – Holland Cooper
Boots – Fairfax & Favor
Bag – Salthouse England (Use ‘LUCINDA10’ for discount)

Outfit 2 – Saturday

Opting for an outfit with more colour for the Saturday, Plum and Navy made up the base of this outfit. Plum has become my favourite colourway, so the footwear or accessories in that colour are often what I will base my outfit around. The new Kensington jacket from Welligogs perfectly compliments Plum tones, so this outfit came together. quite naturally. I used a plum roll neck and navy skirt to keep in the theming, and finished the look with a plum bag, fedora and fur collar.

Steal my Style:
Hat – Josephines Country Collection
Fur – Vintage Stand (Cheltenham Festival)
Roll Neck – Primark
Jacket – Welligogs (Use ‘LUCINDA10‘ online for discount)
Skirt – Teddy Edward Clothing
Bag – Katie Loxton (Use ‘KLDT5O8‘ online for discount)
Boots – Fairfax & Favor

My 5 favourite coats for the season…

1. Welligogs Kensington Wool Trench

This is such a beautiful jacket, I just had to start with it. The classic double breasting of the trench makes for a timeless classic, that can easily be dressed up or down. The longer line length is ultra flattering too!
With green, burgundy, yellow and blue tones, this trench works particularly well with reds, navy and plum footwear and accessories. I would team this with black, navy or white jeans, plum boots and accessories, and a cosy roll neck jumper.
Priced at £400-00 (Use ‘LUCINDA10’ for discount online off full priced items)
Shop here!

2. Fairfax & Favor The Grace Women’s Trench Coat

This coat is the ultimate statement piece. For those looking for a showstopper, this is it. The luxury tan suede and rich Toscana make this piece a real head turner. This piece is sure to dress up any outfit, and is the perfect addition to your winter race day outfits.
Pair this coat with a neutral skirt and cream chunky knit jumper, tan boots and a tan fedora.
Priced at £795-00
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3. Holland Cooper Dowdeswell Coat

This stunning coat from Holland Cooper oozes luxury. Everything from the flattering fit, to the subtle but intricate detailing, this is the ultimate race day outfit finale.
I would wear this piece with a simple black dress underneath, black tights, black ankle boots, and a statement fascinator.
Available in two beautiful colour ways, Mulberry and Emerald.
Priced at £799-00
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4. Joules Bramble Tweed Blazer

This gorgeous, affordable blazer is the perfect addition to any wardrobe. A timeless classic that will never go out of style, this versatile piece can be styled in a multitude of ways for race days.
Worn with a shirt on warmer days or jumper on cooler ones, white or black jeans, chocolate suede boots and matching chocolate accessories. Why not add a silk scarf with a colour pop to add a statement to the outfit.
Available in Brown or Navy Blue.
Priced at £129-00
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5. Next Revere Collar Coat

A wardrobe staple, the longline oatmeal coat! This is something that will easily take you from day to night, and can be worn in so many ways, it is something you can wear over and over again, whilst completely transforming your outfit every time.
Easily worn with so many colour combinations, perfect styled over a dress or tweed skirt, with suede boots and matching fedora.
This style is also available in Black, Chestnut Brown, Grey and Navy.
Priced at £65-00
Shop here!

That’s all for now my Darlings.
If you’re at Cheltenham for the November Meeting, I hope you have an amazing time!

See you in the next one!

Lots of love, Lucinda xo

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