Caitriona Coyle from Killeigh, Co. Offaly has been announced as winner of ‘Friday’s Most Stylish’ sponsored by Athlone Towncentre at this year’s Galway Races.
Wearing a flowing patterned mint kimono style jacket and cropped palazzo trousers, Caitriona elevated her look with a structured wicker summer handbag and gold stilettos both from Zara.
She completed her race going outfit with a gold crown style headpiece designed and made by Laura Hanlon.
The easy elegance of her outfit perfectly complemented Friday Summer evening racing in Ballybrit. One of the key reasons Caitriona was chosen as the winner was how she created a wholly individual look, incorporating pieces from high street stores and independent boutiques which is reflective of the variety of style housed here in Athlone Towncentre.
Caitriona took home the biggest prize fund on offer for the competition yet, which is worth in excess of €3000. She won a €1500 Athlone Towncentre shopping spree, a two night luxury hotel & spa break at Sheraton Athlone Hotel, a Gucci Watch courtesy of Fields The Jeweller and bespoke head piece created by Milliner Suzie Mahony plus racing hat hire for the year.
Speaking about her delight at being announced as winner of ‘Friday’s Most Stylish’ sponsored by Athlone Towncentre Caitriona said
”“I’m shocked! When getting ready today I felt really comfortable and I felt the outfit was something I would wear again. I feel really relaxed and Friday’s at the Galway Races are always relaxed. I truly felt that way today when I was leaving home.”
Celebrity judge Anna Geary said upon the announcement,
”“I just loved how Caitriona put her stamp on her outfit. It just worked. We could see the effort she had put into getting ready and how she used her style instinct to create a look that made her stand out. She rocked the look! I feel Caitriona expressed herself through her outfit and she radiated confidence. A worthy winner!”
We are thrilled to see another deserving winner of this year’s ‘Friday’s Most Stylish’ competition. The decision in choosing a winner proved to be highly challenging with so many beautiful looks worn by women enjoying this evening’s Racing in Galway. Caitriona has demonstrated that racing style is more about reflecting ones’ individual personality and flair for style as opposed to spending an exorbitant amount of money on clothing one cannot wear more than a handful of times. The Friday evening of race week has undoubtedly found its place on the calendars of stylish race goers from far & wide. We have seen a real evolution of style at the races over the last number of years which perfectly complements the style we house here in Athlone Towncentre.
More of the beautifully dressed race goers in Galway for ‘Friday’s Most Stylish’ competition were captured by Two Broke Divas who took over our social media for the day, so head over to our facebook or instagram if you want to take a look at more of the style from the day.
Photos: Brian Farrell