How to Wear Jewellery to the Races

Right after picking out your race day dresses comes the matter of choosing your racing accessories. Whether or not you’re dressing for the races accessories are important — jewellery not only add extra points of interest, they can even change the overall look of your outfit.

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Start the spring racing carnival with a bang. Image: Vogue

Coco Chanel famously said, “Before leaving the house, a lady should stop, look in the mirror, and remove one piece of jewellery.” It’s great advice I agree, but what if you’re like me and you don’t wear much to begin with?  I am usually the one to stop and check to see if I need to add another piece.  More often than not, we wear pieces because of their sentimental value or they’re pretty.

Jewellery should be versatile.  The whole point of accessories is to add additional interest to an outfit. A great jewellery buy is not only a beautiful piece but one that also compliments several of your outfits. I’m not one for matchy-matchy pieces.  There’s something outdated about a matching necklace, earring and bracelet, don’t you agree?  I believe they divert the attention off you and your outfit — definitely not versatile.

There are so many ways to accessorise with jewellery these days, it’s become somewhat of an art. I tend to pick one statement piece and work around it by adding smaller, less flashy pieces to compliment it. Whether it be a statement ring, chunky cuff or a sparkly necklace, remember it’s always just one, not two of everything!  If all your jewellery are equal standouts, then mix by size (length and thickness).  As long as the end effect doesn’t overpower you and you don’t truncate your neck then you can be seen in public.

These are some of my top picks for racing accessories.

Isabel Marant gold-plated, bamboo and lapis lazuli bracelet. Racing Accessories | Races Accessories | Jewellery | Track Mode Horse Racing and Fashion

Isabel Marant gold-plated, bamboo and lapis lazuli bracelet

ROSANTICA Schiava gold-tone bracelet. Racing Accessories | Races Accessories | Jewellery | Track Mode Horse Racing and Fashion

ROSANTICA Schiava gold-tone bracelet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ETRO set of three printed crepe bangles. Racing Accessories | Races Accessories | Jewellery | Track Mode Horse Racing and Fashion

ETRO set of three printed crepe bangles

VALENTINO Plexiglas® cuff | Racing Accessories | Races Accessories | Jewellery | Track Mode Horse Racing and Fashion

VALENTINO Plexiglas® cuff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HERMES Balcons du Guadalquivir | Racing Accessories | Races Accessories | Jewellery | Track Mode Horse Racing and Fashion

HERMES Balcons du Guadalquivir

Country Road Resin Marble Bracelet | Racing Accessories | Races Accessories | Jewellery | Track Mode Horse Racing and Fashion

Country Road Resin Marble Bracelet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISABEL MARANT Gold plated beaded necklace | Racing Accessories | Races Accessories | Jewellery | Track Mode Horse Racing and Fashion

ISABEL MARANT Gold plated beaded necklace

Valentino Rockstud Collar Necklace | Racing Accessories | Races Accessories | Jewellery | Track Mode Horse Racing and Fashion

Valentino Rockstud Collar Necklace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Spade glossy petals statement necklace | Racing Accessories | Races Accessories | Jewellery | Track Mode Horse Racing and Fashion

Kate Spade glossy petals statement necklace

Alouette Design Robbie Cluster Necklace | Racing Accessories | Races Accessories | Jewellery | Track Mode Horse Racing and Fashion

Alouette Design Robbie Cluster Necklace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eileen Fisher Metallic Fabric Necklace | Racing Accessories | Races Accessories | Jewellery | Track Mode Horse Racing and Fashion

Eileen Fisher Metallic Fabric Necklace

Valentino Crystal Necklace | Racing Accessories | Races Accessories | Jewellery | Track Mode Horse Racing and Fashion

Valentino Crystal Necklace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander McQueen Floral Cocktail Ring | Racing Accessories | Races Accessories | Jewellery | Track Mode Horse Racing and Fashion

Alexander McQueen Floral Cocktail Ring

Nina Ricci Resin and Crystal Ring | Racing Accessories | Races Accessories | Jewellery | Track Mode Horse Racing and Fashion

Nina Ricci Resin and Crystal Ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ottoman Hands Organic Pear Shape Ring | Racing Accessories | Races Accessories | Jewellery | Track Mode Horse Racing and Fashion

Ottoman Hands Organic Pear Shape Ring

Fairley Samara Sapphire Cigar Ring | Racing Accessories | Races Accessories | Jewellery | Track Mode Horse Racing and Fashion

Fairley Samara Sapphire Cigar Ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mimco Hybridica Ring Stack | Racing Accessories | Races Accessories | Jewellery | Track Mode Horse Racing and Fashion

Mimco Hybridica Ring Stack

Alexis Bitta Coral Deco Lucite & Crystal Ring | Racing Accessories | Races Accessories | Jewellery | Track Mode Horse Racing and Fashion

Alexis Bitta Coral Deco Lucite & Crystal Ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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