Attention Fashionistas!

As the countdown starts in earnest to the Journal Ladies' Day, we bring you some helpful tips from those style experts at St Stephen's Shopping Centre in Hull, who will this year be launching the first ever 'Styled By' event, a glamorous afternoon of fashion in the Style Marquee.

The Journal Ladies’ Day is one of the most glamorous events in the regions’ calendar and with photographers snapping all day and exclusive competitions from Best Hat through to Best Dressed Lady, you’ll want to make sure that you look classy and confident this year.

This year, fashion experts are predicting that bold, bright colours, monochrome and floral dresses will be popular – and there’s no shortage of on-trend choice in St Stephen’s. To help you plan your outfit and, most importantly, make sure you’re comfortable in what you wear, here's our top 3 fashion tips:

Tip 1

Hats are a big deal at Ladies’ Day and it's the one thing you really want to stand out. St Stephen’s is partnering with What a Hat in Bridlington, where you’ll find a hat to match every outfit.
Make sure your chosen hat flatters your face and silhouette. Large, wide-brimmed hats suit heart-shaped faces and slimline silhouettes, while on-trend smaller pillarbox hats suit longer face shapes and more detailed outfits. As a general rule, the brim of your hat should never be wider than the width of your shoulders. And if you do choose a hat, go for small earrings or something low key and keep your outfit simple with neat tailoring.

Tip 2

Fill your bag with race day essentials. Opt for an oversized tote bag – Domo in St Stephen’s or TK Maxx have a wide selection of choices. We recommend taking an umbrella; a compact mirror for those quick touch ups and a mini bottle of your signature fragrance, to keep you feeling fresh throughout the day. Choose long lasting lipstick for that perfect pout and also blister plasters to cushion your feet and a camera to capture those special memories.

Tip 3

Finally, take a pair of flats/flip flops. Thankfully, if you’re a St Stephen’s VIP, you’ll get a free pair of St Stephen’s flip flops in your goodie bag!

To upgrade your race day tickets to be an exclusive St Stephen’s VIP, enter the St Stephen’s free prize draw here or pick up a leaflet in-centre for more information on how to enter.