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What to wear for every outdoor occasion, from Ascot to your Jubilee street party

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Silk dress, £375, Lisou; Silk headband, £35.99, Isabel Manns; Velvet and rattan bag, £465, Mehry Mu; Handmade monel metal sunglasses, £100, Zan Zan; Patent leather heels, £195, LK BennettWith relaxed rules about hats (a base that’s as small as 10 cms in diameter is permitted as are 10 cms wide hairbands, unlike fascinators, which are not officially allowed) and bare legs, dressing for the Royal Enclosure feels less intimidating than it used to.

It can still be a puzzle the first time, since the scales can quickly tip towards a look that’s too much like a cocktail party outfit.In general, err towards colour rather than bling or sequins.

Small geometric patterns and plain fabrics tend to photograph better than florals. Trouser suits can look extremely sleek and elegant – to avoid looking as though you’re on an away-day from PriceWaterhouseCoopers, go for a cream or coloured suit rather than navy.Most women will opt for a dress.

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