Dressing down, dressing up at Ascot with Wallis


Style Theory: I find dressing up quite tricky, I am so much more comfortable slightly dressed down for every occasion, as I have said many times before I have FOBO - fear of being overdressed. I am not super comfortable standing out from the crowd and the thought of falling over in heels fills me with dread but I also love wearing lovely clothes, dressing appropriately for an event whilst also remaining comfortable, so step forward this Wallis trouser and camisole outfit it was completely perfect for me for a day at Ascot, it fulfilled the dressed up brief without being too over the top.

Ascot was fab, Wallis invited us to a fun packed day, watching the races from a private box,  whilst eating a delicious lunch and drinking wine - just heaven! I had not been to the races before (well, to the derby a few times standing on a mound of grass outside the racecourse on tiptoes trying to spot the horses!) so it was a real treat to go to Ascot. It was not Royal Ascot so dress code was not super tight but I was filled with visions I would have to wear body con, a hat and skyscraper heels. However, browsing through Wallis' website I saw these fab stripy trousers, I love a trouser..with a black camisole, black tailored jacket and black heels I knew it would tick the box for being smart, look stylish but also would be comfortable enough to wear all day.
Jacket (old season) - Similar here
Camisole Top - Wallis £16
Trousers - Wallis £35
Shoes (old season - Similar here)
The trousers are stunning on, flattering (the vertical stripes work wonders) they skim over lumps and bumps and with an elasticated waist so I could happily tuck into the afternoon tea after the three course lunch! The camisole was a perfect fit and will be coming on holiday with me, the cut is flattering and hangs perfectly over a strapless bra.

A black tailored jacket is a must have, I wear my blazers non stop in the summer, they can smarten up a basic tee, jeans and trainers look in a flash, this season add a pair of statement earrings for a laid back, cool but dressed up look.

Me - Jacket (old season) - Similar here

Chloe - Dress - Wallis £38
Shoes - Wallis £42
Coat - Wallis £50
Chloe - ChloeLovesToShop lived the Pretty Woman dream in a beautiful spotty dress and gold strappy sandals, with a fab dusky peach duster coat, super glam.

So now I am a fan of the races, one of my horses came second so I won (£8 I think?! - not a big gambler!) But it was so much fun, quite want to do it all again. Wallis currently have a Style Event on at the moment with up to 30% of everything..check out their jewellery it is fab!

Such a treat of a day, I was happy to be in trousers (it worked!) and will be wearing them again with a white tee and a denim jacket and flat tan sandals.

Are you a fan of dressing up, or are you like me would rather be dressed down..dressed up?! As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time Fran xxxx

This post was written in collaboration with Wallis, all images, styling and words are my own


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