Styling tips for the Grand National

Styling tips for the Grand National

Guest Blog: Renee ( Discover this spring's must have pieces!

With races season nearly upon us, we reached out to local blogger Renee from  to find out her take on the latest trends. She’s explored Liverpool ONE and discovered the best of what’s on offer. Thanks Renee for creating such a useful guide –  you can check out her top ten tips to feeling amazing for the races below!

There has never been a more exciting time to dress up. This season’s fashion trends have an element of dreamy fantasy, which translates beautifully into occasion wear.

Pastel tones translate into ethereal floaty dresses and English garden blooms feel effortless in whatever shape they come in.  Monochromatic polka dots look impossibly chic in tailoring and summer brights create a rainbow of must-have dresses.

Therefore with the races season nearly upon us, it’s time to embrace these beautiful trends and rework them to suit your own innate sense of style.  Today I want to share with you my top ten tips, to ensure you look and feel best dressed.

Spring style tips - Liverpool ONE

Pink Fascinator: Coast || Cream Hat: Debenhams || Location: The Club House 

1: Be true to your own signature look. There is something undeniably chic about a woman who owns her look and feels confortable in her own skin.  This also ensures you don’t look like anyone else on race day, personalities are individual to you.

(Liverpool ONE is home to some of the high streets best occasion wear collections, from Coast to Flannels, there is a treasure trove of dresses and separates to be found).

2: Overwhelmed by this season’s high street trends or simply unsure on how to enhance your best bits? Then try a personal shopper who will cherry pick the best of what they have to offer.

(Topshop, Debenhams, Coast – all offer a personal shopping experience and they are completely free).

3:Be aware of the weather. You may get all seasons in one day, therefore be savvy with your outfit.  Try a miniature umbrella inside your bag and be prepared for the fact you may need a cover up last minute.

4: Whether you opt for a hat or hairpiece, ensure it compliments your look, not overpowers it. Remember, you’re trying to achieve an overall effect – the hat should be part of the outfit.

(Stores such as John Lewis and Debenhams have a large collection of millinery, have fun seeing what shape enhances your face).

Spring Fashion at Liverpool ONE - Guest Blog

PJ Suit Jacket and Trousers: Topshop || Polka Dot Jumpsuit: Coast

5:Take note of the terrain, pin thin heels don’t cut it across the gravel or grass. Stick to a wedge or platform that will hold you in good stead for the day. Ladylike kitten heels have been reworked to be the ultimate in comfortable luxe.

(Dune London  is your go to shop for occasion shoes that feel delicately decadent and showstopping).

6:Forego the clutch bag; it’s all about handle straps this spring/summer. They will nestle perfectly within your elbow as you negotiate your champagne through the crowds.

(Topshop have embraced the practical and have a selection of bags that promise to hold more than your rouge).

7:Need a little hidden confidence before sashaying across the stands? Then well fitting lingerie will work hard for you behind the scenes and help create a seamless look.

(Don’t be afraid to ask for help when it comes to lingerie, the department store staff are your experts on hiding your bumps and enhancing your curves).


Spring Fashion at Liverpool ONE - Guest Blog

Black and White Midi Dress: Karen Millen || Black Fascinator: Debenhams || Black Clutch: Coast

8:Spend as much time planning your beauty routine as you do your outfit. Millennial pink continues to be the colour for spring, favoured due to the instant femininity it adds to your face.

(Find your perfect lip shade at Beauty Bazaar, Harvey Nichols, or book yourself in for one of their Glam National packages).

9:When it comes to jewellery, it should play a supporting role and compliment its leading lady. Whether you opt for something more high end or throwaway, have fun playing with sparkle and shine.

10: Still unsure on what look works for you? Then drop me a message at and I will help transform you into the best version of your gorgeous self.

Photographer: Marta (Wander It)

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