WHAT TO WEAR FOR THE RACES (IN WINTER)

At the end of November my husband and I are going to the 60th Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury Racecourse. I'm not sure what to expect but I know there will be horses, eating and drinking and as with these kind of events part of the fun of it is the outfit.

The dress code is smart, hats are encouraged and a warm coat essential. As always I will be opting for comfortable shoes or boots as there may be a fair amount of standing.

I like the idea of a skirt, top and faux fur coat - but at the same time keeping them modern and on trend.  Instead of a hat I was thinking it could be cool to wear an embellished hair band.

My outfits tend to be fairly spontaneous but here are some of my ideas so far:

& Other Stories Faux leather skirt ยฃ65 / Disco Blouse ยฃ65 / TOPSHOP headband ยฃ16.50 / Helen Moore ยฃ238

Boutique skirt ยฃ75 / TOPSHOP lace top ยฃ42 / Office boots ยฃ90 / Alexander Mcqueen ยฃ1745

These outfit would be a fairly similar to one you might wear to a smart Winter wedding.

If you would like to dress up and come to the races you can! To WIN: a pair of tickets, a night in The Lodge hotel at the racecourse, a bottle of Hennessy and a Hennessy picnic for two click on the link below.