Be a good sport this Social Season with Corporate Service at Harrods

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The arrival of The Social Season is an important time for corporate entertaining, with summer social highlights including Henley Royal Regatta, Royal Ascot and Wimbledon. The dedicated team at Corporate Service at Harrods has a selection of iconic Harrods hampers, stunning fascinators and institutional boater’s hats to help celebrate these notable occasions with clients and employees. From racecourses to royal parks, tennis to croquet lawns, Harrods completes the perfect summer’s day.

Strawberries, soaring temperatures and glorious flutes of champagne and Pimms; The Social Season calendar started in March with the Oxbridge boat race and closes mid-September with the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair. Dressing for the array of events The Social Season offers can pose quite the sartorial fix, trying to achieve a glamorous yet effortless all day look. Corporate Service at Harrods has created a five-step guide on how to dress for The Social Season.

image0031 Simplicity is key. When spending the best part of a day observing a match, a comfortable dress or trousers to be seated in is key. Ladies, keep hair styled up to stay cool and always add shades. Cat-eye sunglasses are back in fashion for summer 2016, with the Bottega Veneta Cat Eye Sunglasses (left) at £395 perfect for a bright and sunny day.

 

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2 Don’t be scared to be formal. The summer temperatures don’t mean suits should be hidden away in the wardrobe. The Social Season consists of traditional British events; don’t be scared to dress up for the occasion in a gentlemanly manner with a light, soft-washed linen suit from Canali at £1,175.

 

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3 Take cover. With the sun shining on key sporting events, seek shade with a traditional boater hat. Donning a Regatta-style blazer is a fail-safe way to cover up in style. Celebrate in this selvedge stripe denim blazer by Marc Jacobs at £1,215.

 

 

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4 Dare to be bold. Dress in the colour of the summer to stand out this Social Season. Wearing yellow is a fabulous way of channelling a zesty summer hue. To pare the look down, add light pastel accessories. The Dolce & Gabbana lemon pencil dress at £1,300 will turn heads from Hurlingham to Henley.

 

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5 Add playful summer accessories.  A masterful way of adding fun accessories to a look is noteworthy. A simple outfit with a burst of fun is a great way to outlay personality. This Bathurst Rainbow Bag by Anya Hindmarch at £1,295 is a sure way to inject fun into an outfit for any event.

 

Those wishing to celebrate The Social Season with gourmet food from the world-renowned Harrods Food Halls or fine wines from the Harrods Wine Shop can order from Corporate Service at Harrods. Bespoke hampers can be created to suit any taste and are the perfect accompaniment to a day of British sporting events.

All fashion items mentioned are available at Harrods in store and online. To purchase any products for The Social Season, please contact the Corporate Service at Harrods team on 020 7225 5994, or email corporate.service@harrods.com.

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    Molly Dyson

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