Jumping Into Winter With Butler Stewart
Winter heralds the start of the horse racing ‘Jump Season’, and it’s all about keeping warm without compromising on looking fashionable as Anna Butler, Designer and Founder of Butler Stewart – a British heritage label for men and women majoring in tweed, explains in this exclusive feature.
As winter sets in, the prediction ahead for the weather is always somewhat unpredictable! So, dressing for the weather is equally as crucial as being correctly dressed for the occasion.
Outerwear Is A Winner
Investing in practical yet smart outerwear is a must. For ladies, a double-breasted belted coat tailored from a cosy quality wool looks just as gorgeous worn with a wide fashion belt on a freezing day, as it does worn open when the winter sun makes an appearance.
The Hero Piece
For men and women, when choosing your outfit, start with a ‘hero’ piece, such as a coat or jacket. Choose the pattern and colour wisely so you’ll get plenty of wear out of it for the rest of the season and beyond. Keeping on-trend with textures such as tweed with subtle suede trimmings accompanied with a faux fur collar ticks the vintage trend for women this winter.
It Takes Two
Picking separates creates an elegant, stylish look which is perfect for the standard expected at some meeting enclosures. Separates are also ideal if you are a corporate guest. Choose a tailored contemporary cut two-piece in a rich, luxurious colour palette of brown, blue and green. These colours will elevate your winter wardrobe from dark colour tones into a warm, rich and vibrant offering, you’ll love wearing.
Relaxed Dress Code
For a more informal race meeting, a classic jacket paired with moleskin trousers or jeans is an effortlessly stylish ensemble. A tailored jacket with a colourful under collar is ideal for turning up to keep the chill from your neck, especially when the wind picks up.
Smart & Warm
If you need a smarter look for a particular jumps race meeting, a skirt in a heavier weight tweed will keep you warm and perfectly styled. Make sure it is lined to keep out the bitter winds on the course.
A cosy cashmere jumper will keep you warm throughout the day, opt for complementing colours to your outerwear. A bright jumper will give a pop of colour underneath your coat.
A beautiful fedora with a striking display of feathers will keep off the elements and add a chic finishing touch to any outfit.
Choose low heeled shoes or knee-length boots for comfort and practicality. This type of footwear will transition with ease from day to evening and works well with a higher denier pair of tights.
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