How to dress for the Polo with stylist Andrea Tonkin
Fashion at the Polo is just as important as any other event and what I love about Polo fashion is that it’s a ‘sophisticated, anything goes’ style. I’ve attended Polo in the City, Polo in the Valley and most recently Portsea Polo in Portsea Melbourne.
Casual class is of the upmost importance. Tiny floaty cocktail dresses and stilettos are out, hats are optional, white suits are on trend and your sunglasses are the perfect statement accessory.
Pair some great dress shorts with a sheer blouse and a fabulous belt, a trench dress with mules and your statement sunglasses but please remember, fascinators are an absolute no no.
Last week I headed into Claremont Quarter for a BeStyled session with stylist Andrea Tonkin of AndAndrea to pull together looks for Polo in the Valley. Andrea is a force of nature and when let loose in the Claremont Quarter you know the result will be something special. Famously known for her styling of UnModels and couple makeovers, Andrea is about getting to know her clients, enhancing their features and making them feel fantastic. It’s not about dressing them in the latest and greatest trends and making them spend a fortune, it’s about making them look and feel fantastic.
We were lucky enough to have my handsome husband Andrew Embley pop in for the styling session. How handsome does he look in braces!! Only you could make this happen Andrea #melt
Ladies, if you’re going to go to all that effort on the day, it only makes sense that the man on your arm should put in a little effort too.
My best advice is don’t take it too seriously, have fun and it you want to stay classy then watch your alcohol intake.
Here are some of the looks from Claremont Quarter perfect for the Polo.
Look 3Outfit: Karen Millen
Shoes: Tony Bianco
Look 5Outfit: Karen Millen
Shoes: Tony Bianco
Look 6Outift: Zimmermann Admire Animal Dress