Chestertons Polo in the Park has arrived and we are chomping at the bit to enjoy a day out watching the ponies and players give it their all at Hurlingham Park. If you’ve bought your ticket and are wondering what to wear, here are some tips to keep you looking chic on match day. If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, then it’s not too late – purchase them here.
For the ladies
Being that the ponies are pretty much the only ones that can show any leg above the knee on match day, a knee-grazing, breezy dress or A-line skirt is the perfect option for polo. Bring out your pretty pastels, crisp whites and summer florals when you chose a frock. Just remember that you’ll want to stay cool and comfortable and leave anything that you could potentially wear clubbing at home.
Now while your frock may be edging towards formal, this is not the time to whip out your killer stillettos. Try to channel the pony hoof, and opt for a sturdier form of footwear like fancy flats, sandals, wedges or flatforms, so you can tread those divots like a champ.
A small to medium-sized cross body bag is perfect for storing useful bits such as sunscreen, makeup or even a lightweight cardigan if the weather leans towards windy. And a crossbody bag will ensure that you have a free hand for Pimms at all times.
For the gentlemen
A crisp, collared shirt in a lightweight fabric is an absolute essential for match day but if you want score some extra sartorial goals, pair it with an interesting blazer.
Forego your fancy denim, and say hello to your good old friend, the chino trouser. The lightweight fabric will keep you comfortable in the sunshine but don’t be afraid to stray from the standard khaki brown colour this season.
Any smart casual shoe can be worn at polo, such as driving shoes, loafers, or brogues. Be sure to go for colours that compliment the rest of your outfit. A fresh pastel-coloured shoe will match seamlessly with a more neutral, blue-based ensemble and alternatively, a tawny brown shoe will look splendid with a brightly coloured trouser.