Cheltenham Festival kicks off next Tuesday and while plenty will be marking their race cards and consulting a multitude of sources for tips, the small issue of what to wear will also be front of mind for many racegoers. Cheltenham has a unique look among the race meetings, partly thanks to it being held in March when weather is unpredictable but also because of the smart country set which it attracts.
Read on for the most stylish attendees' insider advice on how to put your Cheltenham look together...
Practicality comes first and foremost
"It is pretty relaxed to be honest," confides Lady Alice Manners, model, The Telegraph's Country Style columnist and regular Cheltenham attendee. "You really need to remember practicality so I always wear a polo neck because for me warmth is paramount- and you also really need a good umbrella! Ultimately, you're there to have fun and that is impossible to do when you're freezing. You'll still be able to look great."