International Day is one of the highest profile sporting events of the British summer, with polo-enthusiasts, royals and A-listers alike flocking to ‘the home of the polo’ in Windsor to revel in the sport of royalty. Saturday 27th July will see the England National Polo Team play for the Coronation Cup against Argentina. And if you're lucky enough to have scored a ticket, chances are you're thinking about what fashion to wear on the field. With Frasers being the official sponsor of the polo this year, we have the inside scoop. Here's our handy insider guide to getting it right.
Dress it up
With a smart-casual dress code, the rules are more relaxed than other equestrian events, so the key is to keep things casual yet sophisticated – think a mix between dressing for a summer picnic with your friends and dressing for a wedding. Whether you opt for a bold print or a simple linen number, a light summer dress is the easiest solution to beat the heat and look chic in the process. Throw an oversized blazer over your shoulders for a little extra coverage or to smarten up a more casual dress.
Lightweight linen trousers or shorts and midi skirts in neutral hues look cool yet smart when paired with billowy blouses and printed tops. Matching sets like short and trouser suits are also a chic option that will ensure you look instantly put together with minimal effort. When styling separates and co-ords, opt for a less-is-more approach by keeping accessories contemporary and minimal with smart box bags, simple gold hoops and chic sunglasses.
All for accessories
Once you have your outfit locked down, you can really turn your attention to your accessories. Bold sunglasses and sophisticated wide brim hats are a fun way to make a statement while protecting you from the sun. Footwear-wise, the best tip we can give you is to steer clear of stilettos – nobody wants to spend the entire day sinking into the lawn. Glamorous flats are a great option or a gorgeous pair of wedges.