Autumn Ladies Day Fashion Blog
Wednesday 21 September is our Autumn Ladies day. Together with Gammies Country Clothing in Forfar and PKAVS, a leading charity to help connect communities in Perthshire, we are offering the best dressed lady £1000 – imagine the new winter wardrobe you could buy with that.
There are three potential style themes that the best dressed could fit into – the PKAVS on point Most Colourful, Best Country Boots and Modern Day Tweed. Click here for more details on how to enter this competition.
We’ve teamed up with Gammies to give a little style advice to find a potential winning outfit.
It’s all about that Tweed
Tweed has made its way onto many a couture catwalk and this year is no exception. D&G recently unveiled chic Harris Tweed capes as part of its new winter collection and Tom Ford has also gone big on the fabric this autumn/winter with tweed pencil skirts and exaggerated, cinched at the waist jackets.
The fabric emerged in 18th century Scotland from a need for a material that would make hard, well insulated tailoring and outerwear for the harsh winters. Today it’s a must have item in every stylish Scot’s wardrobe.
Outerwear is the easiest and most obvious way to wear this much loved fabric and Gammies has a brilliant range of jackets to suit any occasion. The stunning, new-in, Really Wild Aberlady jacket (£375) in fawn and pink is already selling fast. This elegant coat sits on the knee, has a cute baby pink lining, a four button fastening, four button cuff and is completely versatile – perfect for a day at the races, a meal out or a lovely walk.
For a more casual look and for a mild autumn day a tweed waistcoat can finish off a look. The Dewsbury waistcoat (£225) in burnt orange will look fabulous teamed with a denim shirt or plain black top, giving a casual outfit an extra special touch.
But it’s not all about the jackets – tweed skirts are featuring high on the wish lists of fashionistas this season. A simple Dubarry Foxglove skirt (£199) can be dressed up or down and is perfect for adding a lady-like feel to an everyday outfit. Add a crisp white shirt for a simple, yet chic pairing.
Tweed accessories can also add an extra special touch to a basic outfit. Try and on trend baker boy cap (£50) to keep your head warm and cosy from a biting highland wind.
The beauty of modern-day tweed is that it comes in so many different styles and colours. From bold oranges and reds to pastel pinks and blues, the fabric can feature a multitude of colours giving any outfit an instant lift. So if you fancy a chance of winning that £1000 best dressed prize, especially in the most colourful theme, then tweed is definitely a good choice.
These boots are made for walking
Summer is a hazy memory and so are sandals and flip flops. So what’s the best footwear for winter? In Scotland it has to be boots.
A favourite outdoor brand for the stylish women is Dubarry. The Bentley of outdoor boots, the brand’s legendary Galway boot (£299) is a staple in every outdoor lover’s wardrobe. Hand crafted using waterproof and breathable leather, these knee high boots are Goretex lined with high leather ties, making them practical and effortlessly stylish.
Created using years of footwear know-how, Dubarry boots are made to last, so although an investment piece will see you through many a winter. Try the Leitrim boot (£279) in brown with hints of suede for a classic boot that looks great for walking the dog or indeed a day at the races.
For a more chic, colourful vibe the Fairfax & Favor heeled Regina boots in electric blue suede (£375) are a timeless addition to any wardrobe. Ideal for a lunch date or a shopping trip, these colourful boots add a touch of vibrancy to a black outfit or a pair of denims.
If it’s every-day boots you are after, then these Fairfax & Favour Chelsea boots (£185) available in black or chocolate are ideal. Crafted in a soft suede fabric with a slight heel they can be dressed up or down and can be worn for work or play.
Remember to add that dash of colour for a chance to WIN £1,000 prize!
Tickets for PKAVS Autumn Ladies Day start at £18 and as always at Perth Racecourse under 18s go free. Tickets are available to book online here or can also be purchased at the gate on the day.
Doors open for PKAVS Autumn Ladies Day at 12pm and the first race is scheduled for 14.20pm, and the last race at 17.45pm.