Fashion: A day at the polo

By Michiko Hylands

Ride high with these stylish looks.
Sleeveless coat $289.90
Tunic top $109.90
Kick flare pants $119.90
Carrie cut out clutch $69.90
All from Seed Heritage
Sleeveless coat $289.90 Tunic top $109.90 Kick flare pants $119.90 Carrie cut out clutch $69.90 All from Seed Heritage

One of the biggest sporting and social events of summer is on next Sunday. The much-anticipated Land Rover NZ Polo Open attracts polo fans and fashion aficionados from all over the world.

Polo, also known as the sport of kings, never fails to impress and always draws a well-dressed crowd.

The action is just as exciting off the pitch, with the Fashion in the Field Fashion Show always hotly contested.

Meanwhile, the fashion pack vies to look their best as they mix and mingle with an array of celebrity guests.

If you're looking for the perfect outfit, my polo style file will help inspire you.

Take the lead in the style stakes with Seed Heritage's stylish tan and cream ensemble. This polished look is minimal, modern and just made for a day at the polo.

Juliette Hogan's Emerson slip dress is a gorgeous floral maxi dress bound to score points.

Add a big floppy hat for extra glamour.

Look hot yet keep cool in Karen Walker's cotton Kristall halter dress. The neutral base makes accessorising a breeze.

Team chic separates together to create the ultimate polo-worthy look. Steele's Tilka tank and Solaar midi skirt will definitely get you on the best-dressed list.

When in doubt, make it monochrome. Natalie Chan's Stephie dress has a quirkily apt horse print pattern. Add a straw boater and you'll be raring to go (pun intended).

Dial up the drama with Trish Peng's Circle two piece. This sizzling crop top and maxi skirt is a great choice if you're heading to the Veuve Clicquot marquee and its Rio Carnival theme.

Also channelling the Samba is Spell's Hotel Paradiso top and castaway skirt. It will show off a great decolletage and the flirty, full skirt will help unleash your inner Latin diva.

1 Juliette Hogan Emerson slip dress $599

2 Kristall halter dress $565
Sokol heels $375
All from Karen Walker

3 Steele Tilka tank top in mood indigo $169
Steele Solaar midi skirt, in Luna Bloom $189
From Lana Boutique

4 Natalie Chan Stephie dress $575

5 Trish Peng Circle two piece (from) $650

6 Spell Hotel Paradiso castaway skirt $189.95
Spell crop top $169.95
From Tosca & Salome

The line Up: Must have polo accessories

Keep out of the sun and add mystery with Witchery's oversized sunhat.

Summer days call for softly feminine pink nails and Topshop's nail polish in Heartbreaker fits the bill perfectly.

When it comes to style, you'll bolt ahead of the others with House of Holland's cool Seeing Stars sunnies.

And when it comes to the traditional stomping of the divots, Louis Vuitton's Jungle wedge sandals are the perfect choice.

Charlotte Penman Artemis Chandeliers add an element of gold shimmer while Mimco's elegant Tribute envelope clutch ticks all the boxes.

Finally, Karl Lagerfeld's Bardot bracelet is a glam piece that is on my must-have list.

So have fun with your polo look and don't be afraid to push the boundaries with a daring ensemble.

As long as you always keep it chic and classy, you can never go wrong.

House of Holland Seeing Stars sunglasses $349
Louis Vuitton "Jungle" wedge sandals $1250
Witchery oversize sunhat $89.90
Mimco Tribute envelope clutch $249
Love + Object Karl Lagerfeld Bardot bracelet $689
Charlotte Penman Artemis Chandeliers $325
Earrings in Citrine/Gold
Topshop Matte Nails in Heart Breaker $15

Stockists

seedheritage.com
juliettehogan.com
karenwalker.com
• Steele available from lanaboutique.co.nz
nataliechan.co.nz
trishpeng.com
• Spell designs from toscaandsalome.com.nz
witchery.com.au
topshop.com
• House of Holland available from sunshadeseyewear.com.au 0508 EYEWEAR
louisvuitton.com
• charlottepenman available from shop.tessuti.co.nz
charlottepenman.com
mimco.com.au
• Karl Lagerfeld jewellery available from loveandobject.com

- Spy.co.nz

• Follow Michiko on Instagram: @michikohylands

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