Dress tips

What to wear to the Polo to­day

The West Australian - - INSIDE COVER -

With Land Rover’s Polo in the City mak­ing its stylish re­turn to Lan­g­ley Park to­day, it’s worth not­ing the fash­ion eti­quette. AMP Cap­i­tal fash­ion am­bas­sador and Kar­rinyup Fash­ions on the Field judge Agatha

Wichert stresses the im­por­tance of not dress­ing like you’re headed for a day at the races.

“That’s a big no-no,” Wichert told AAA Week­end. “It’s not the races, so no fas­ci­na­tors please, and def­i­nitely no stilet­tos or pointy heels be­cause it’s on the grass.”

Wichert said at­ten­dees should still aim to look pol­ished and so­phis­ti­cated and shared some of the top trends to em­brace at the ur­ban polo match.

“It’s not so for­mal,” she ex­plained.

“It’s more of a cooler vibe. Be­ing out­doors in the sum­mer, linens are a re­ally good thing to wear as well, so you’re com­fort­able.

“A good es­padrille or wedge, or some funky flats are good op­tions, straw boater hats are re­ally in at the mo­ment, or a nice, big floppy hat. An­other thing that’s a bit cool at the mo­ment is a scarf de­tail in your hair.”

She also said pun­ters could not go wrong with whites, linens, two-piece sets and top­ping off the look with state­ment ear­rings and sun­glasses.

“An­other nice thing to have is a cross body bag — that way, you can eas­ily have your cham­pagne in hand.”

Men will be happy to hear that white sneak­ers are to­tally ac­cept­able.

“That’s more re­cently ac­cept­able at­tire to wear,” she said. “Loafers, a nice white sneaker and a tai­lored jacket, a fresh, sum­mery feel.”

While tick­ets are still avail­able to join the Somersby Polo Lounge, VIPs will be rub­bing shoul­ders in the in­vi­ta­tion-only mar­quees. That in­cludes AMP Cap­i­tal’s mar­quee, which has grown to at­tract more than 400 at­ten­dees this year and will be at­tended by co­me­dian Jim Jef­feries.

“It’s a re­ally fun day — it’s ac­tu­ally one of my favourite events for the year,” Witchert said.

“I re­ally look for­ward to it. There’s a lot of fun, the divot stomp­ing, and at the end of the day, it turns into a bit of a dance party, but you’re watch­ing the polo and you’re just en­joy­ing the com­pany of friends and the beau­ti­ful weather.” Krys­tal San­ders

Pic­ture: Iain Gille­spie

Izzy Smith, Agatha Wichert and Jenelle Witty will be join­ing the style set at Land Rover’s Polo in the City at Lan­g­ley Park to­day.

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