Sasha Wilkins Royal Ascot style guide links of london collection - 03
Ascot Diamond Essentials 18kt Rose Gold Vermeil Horseshoe Cuff and ring.
Ascot 18kt Yellow Gold Vermeil Crown Charm and Essentials 18kt Yellow Gold Belcher Chain
All pieces by Links of London
Hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan & Silk Tea Dress by Suzannah

This is a Sponsored Post in association with Links of London

It’s just under a week until the Royal Ascot race meeting opens. I am lucky enough to be invited to attend each season in the Royal Enclosure as a guest of the racecourse – it’s a highlight of my year, from the world class racing to the joy of dressing up in one’s absolute best. I take huge pleasure in choosing my outfits each time; from the top of my head to the tips of my toes, no detail is too small.


Links of London Ascot Diamond Essentials 18kt Rose Gold Vermeil Horseshoe Cuff
Hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan. Dress by LK Bennett. Bag by Bulgari.

From April onwards I receive dozens of emails and messages from readers asking for advice on what to wear to the race meeting – I always reply that it is, in effect, quite simple. Nothing too short, too tight, or too bare is the essence of a chic Ascot look, regardless of whether one is in the Royal, the Queen Anne, Windsor, or Village Enclosures.

Links of London Ascot Diamond Essentials 18kt Rose Gold Vermeil Horseshoe Cuff and ring
Dressing credits as before. Heels by LK Bennett

Accessories are key: always choose a pair of your most comfortable heels – you’ll be on your feet for the majority of the day, so a bag that is big enough for a tiny pair of folding flats for when your feet start to hurt is a clever move, and, of course you’ll need a beautiful hat. (Don’t forget that if you are in the Royal Enclosure your hat or headpiece must have a base wider than 10cm.) And regardless of which Enclosure you are in, it’s always best to go for a hat rather than a fascinator  – they’re banned in both the Royal and Queen Anne Enclosures anyway.

Links of London Ascot Diamond Essentials 18kt Rose Gold Vermeil Horseshoe ring
Hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan. Navy Silk Dress Coat by Suzannah.

If I’m wearing a statement hat and dress – and it’s Ascot so I will be, then I keep my jewellery subtle and elegant. I like chic and simple rings and bracelets, and I always choose neat, discreet earrings, so that they don’t fight with my headpiece.

These are the Links of London Ascot Diamond Essentials 18kt Rose Gold Vermeil Horseshoe Earrings, and the Essentials 18kt Yellow Gold Belcher Chain
worn with Edwina Ibbotson’s Rose Hat


Links of London Ascot Diamond Essentials 18kt Rose Gold Vermeil Horseshoe Cuff
Dress by Suzannah. Heels by LK Bennett

So hurrah for Links of London who, in their  second year of working with Royal Ascot as their official jewellery license holders, have designed a lovely collection of pieces inspired by British racing traditions, in sterling silver, and 18kt rose and yellow gold vermeil, including extensions to some of their most iconic collections, as well as striking brand-new pieces.

The Ascot Horseshoe suite is available in rose gold vermeil, yellow gold vermeil or silver, can be completed with a necklace, a delicate bracelet, and a cuff.

Links of London Ascot Diamond Essentials 18kt Rose Gold Vermeil Horseshoe Cuff
Dress by LK Bennett. Hat by Edwina Ibbotson.

The charms are, indeed, charming. In rose gold there’s a miniature jockey on his horse, in gold the crown, and a lucky clover horseshoe, in sterling silver, a jockey’s boot, a Champagne bucket, a crown, a hat, a horseshoe, and a lucky clover. They can be strung on a necklace like a pendant, as I have done in the pictures above, or added to a classic charm bracelet (like these Capture Charm Bracelets). There’s also a matching bracelet to the necklace that I am wearing – the 18kt Yellow Gold Vermeil Mini Belcher Bracelet).


Links of London Ascot 18kt Yellow Gold Vermeil Crown Charm
Essentials 18kt Yellow Gold Belcher Chain 
Hat by Edwina Ibbotson

Dress by COS. Bag by Asquith. Shoes by Whistles. Hat by Edwina Ibbotson

For this story I am wearing the following pieces by Links of London:

Ascot Diamond Essentials 18kt Rose Gold Vermeil Horseshoe Earrings £250.00
Ascot Diamond Essentials 18kt Rose Gold Vermeil Horseshoe Cuff £425
Ascot Diamond Essentials 18kt Rose Gold Vermeil Horseshoe Ring  £180.00
Ascot 18kt Yellow Gold Vermeil Crown Charm £70
Essentials 18kt Yellow Gold 2.5mm & 50cm Belcher Chain £395
(with the signature Links of London logo and a bolt ring clasp fastening)

With huge thanks to LK Bennett, and Suzannah,
and to the milliners Edwina Ibbotson and Rachel Trevor-Morgan
for lending me the pieces for this story

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5 comments

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Ascot sounds like a great experience. Not only for the horses. The dress code is impressive. Having this many people in one place looking beautifully groomed and outfitted would give me great pleasure. Good luck on picking the winning horse!

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You look lovely but the tattoo is awful! What on earth were you thinking?

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If you haven’t got something nice to say why bother? So perplexing

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The horseshoe earrings are fab – I was searching for a gift idea for a close friend and boom – these are perfect!

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I’m so glad to hear this! Always happy to be of help! LLGxx

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