Firstly apologies for the recent lack of posts, it has been a busy past week for me, but finally getting a chance to catch up! Now for today’s post: Summer season is here and that means outdoors sporting events so here’s a quick look at one of my favourites. The Polo is a great sporting spectacle, social scene and a chance to dress up a bit – what more could you ask for from an event?!
London’s Polo in the Park, sponsored by Chestertons, was a fabulous day out. Three action packed days of sport and sunshine. Polo is a fantastic sport to play and to watch, it’s fast, full of contact – yes even the boys can get excited over this one – and requires an incredible amount of skill. I promise you will find yourself in awe at the players’ riding ability whilst wielding six foot mallets and ramming their ponies into one another at about 30 mph. What’s more this is a great opportunity to sit out in the sun (hopefully – I can’t promise this!) with your friends and enjoy some Pimms, Champagne or a G&T. There was also good food on offer and plenty to do for kids, all of whom seemed to be having a fabulous time. The majority of people there are not horse or Polo fanatics, they are there for the social (as someone who actually plays polo and has owned horses all my life I found myself doing a lot of explaining of the rules … !)
Then there’s the best bit for all fashion fans … This is an event that allows you to dress up. I spent an afternoon scouring Oxford Street and Regent Street for the perfect smart casual summer dress and found it at Hobbs. This white broderie anglaise belted pencil dress is stunning. It was perfect for the event. Hobbs do a fabulous line in smarter clothing, it’s always worth visiting for any event such as this and this years’ Summer line is fantastic, I could have bought options easily! I paired the dress with monochrome wedges from Dune – remember at these events you are stood up all day and on grass. Wedges or flats are the order of the day, if you wear anything else you end up sinking into the grass and instantly stand out as someone who maybe didn’t know what the day entailed!
I’ve also included a picture of me and my sister here – her outfit shows how to bring a more edgy, North London inspired style to such an event. This is great inspiration for those of you who may not be super girly in your style. The silk patterned trousers and silk vest are both Topshop, she paired this with a very on trend yellow duster jacket and Clarks sandals.
I thoroughly recommend the Polo as an event to attend, there are over 50 Polo clubs in the UK and many tournaments you can go to, and it’s a popular sport in the US as well. Go to your local tournament, dress up and have a fabulous time!