Summer’s social calendar is filled with horse racing and polo events. With the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and the J&B Met about to happen, how do you know what is fabulously stylish and on-trend vs over-the top tacky? Errol Arendz, a regular at these events, tells us what you should be wearing and what you should be avoiding.

Do keep it classy – these events tend to be sophisticated and glamorous, so opt for an outfit that is sexy, yet oozes with style. On the same note, Don’t wear seriously short hemlines.

Do wear a dress – since these events take place in summer, it can get very hot. Keep cool in a floaty summer dress to make sure you don’t get sweat patches in the wrong places…

Do apply loads of sunscreen so that you don’t burn to a crisp on the day. You don’t want to arrive looking like a million bucks but then leave resembling a lobster.

Do dress your head – Horse racing events all over the world are famous for their fascinators, and these really are a great way to complete your outfit. Match your fascinator with your outfit: if you are wearing an over-the-top creation, keep your dress simple.

Don’t sink into the grass. Wear high heel protectors – they’re a great trick. Find them online for about R65. Make sure you wear shoes that you can actually walk in.

Please Do stick to the theme – The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate has a strict Blue and White theme every year, so don’t go in an outrageous colour, as you will stand out, but not in a good way. But you can introduce other subtle colours, such as silver, to complement the Blue and White palette.

When dressing for events like the J&B Met, Do make sure you keep your outfit on-trend. The theme this year is ‘Made to Fly’, so wear a ground-breaking outfit that shows off your personality. Remember, outrageous doesn’t have to be tacky, it can be stylishly sexy too!

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