There’s no point debuting a favourite new dress that requires bare legs, or going without a coat to show off your outfit, because no one has ever had a good time whilst miserably cold. Instead, the key is in layering, which gives you the best chance of insulating yourself against the inclement weather while also allowing you to transition from outside in the stands to inside the warm bar without being uncomfortable.
Well-tailored shirts are an easy option, but they don’t have to be boring – Reiss’ lace-detail Macy shirt (1) is simple but elegant. If you’re opting for trousers but want something slightly fancier than jeans, Reiss skinny tailored trousers (2) are a great option. Go for black or navy for an understated, simple look, or oxblood for a subtle pop of colour.
A base layer that’s warm, soft, and made of thin material will help to pack in heat without compromising breathability. Roll-neck tops with thermal properties are a great option, and give you the choice of cheap and cheerful cotton or more luxurious cashmere materials. We love Marks & Spencer’s Heatgen Thermal Turtle Neck with Cashmere (3) – it’s a winter wardrobe staple and at only £25, you can afford to stock up.
If you’d rather wear a dress, opt for thicker fabrics and pair with tights to avoid steadily purpling knees. A pencil dress from Karen Millen (4) is just the ticket.