Fashion at The Galway Races Inspiration – Ruth McCourt

Fashion at the Galway Races Inspiration

Ruth visited Athlone Towncentre this week to style some outfits ahead of the Galway Races.


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Outfit 1


I love this polka dot jumpsuit from River Island. I teamed it with the Cally heels from River Island. A jumpsuit is something different as everyone’s first thought when shopping for the races is a dress, and this would really stand out. Polka dots are huge this season and very flattering for all body types, with the tight waist detail and flared leg detail.

Outfit 2 


The second outfit I chose was this floral blazer dress from ZARA which has just landed in store. The dress is very comfortable to wear and could be teamed with a hairband or a similar headpiece for a smart girly outfit to the races.

Outfit 3


This jumpsuit is from River Island and really stood out to me with the vibrant purple and orange colours. I matched it with the Ella sandals which are also from River Island, and are really comfortable shoes if you are going to be on your feet all day. I would wear a hat with this jumpsuit or a hairband.

Outfit 4


I loved this green pleated midi dress from Warehouse as soon as I spotted it in store. I teamed it with a navy and gold hairband and gold heels. It’s a comfortable and flattering dress along with being classy and elegant.

Outfit 5

This outfit is from VILA and is teamed with two different tops, the skirt could be matched with copper, mustard, green or white, along with a fascinator or hat. The skirt is new stock and could be worn to the races and kept as a key piece in your Summer wardrobe. It could also be worn to a BBQ, Summer holiday or summer event.

Tips for the Races

  • Dress for comfort and choose an outfit that is true to your style and that you feel confident in
  • If you buy new shoes, break them in before you go!
  • Be prepared for the weather, bring an umbrella
  • Bring flats to change into or invest in some gel cushioned insoles

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