If you’re planning on a trip to Cable Beach Polo in Broome. here are some helpful style tips from Peta Preston, the Official stylist/fashion consultant for Cable Beach Polo 2019. Go forth and get inspired!

2019’s Airnorth Cable Beach Polo is a bucket-list event, attracting polo players, A-list celebrities and style icons from across the globe. A carnival of luxurious events spanning three days, the event shines a spotlight on our beautiful North West and the paradise of picturesque Broome.

Beach Polo is your time to shine in the style stakes, and elegant summer casual is the order of the day. It’s warm and packed with action, so leave the traditional polo fashion and racewear at home in favour of sophisticated comfort.

If the thought of Polo fashion has you sweating like a horse, Personal Stylist Peta Preston has got you covered with her tips and style inspiration to help you look and feel your best!

It’s best to leave the stilettos at home.

Beach Polo introduces a quirky twist with sand as the flooring, so don’t be afraid to invest in a fabulous pedicure and go barefoot.  You won’t be the only one, believe me!

Hemlines can present a dilemma for the vertically challenged so if you feel incomplete without the height, a gorgeous wedge can elevate your look.

Accessories are key

Let your personality shine through your accessories. Have some fun with a bold pair of sunglasses or a colour pop statement earring.  Beach Polo has a more relaxed vibe so think less formal and more fun, sophisticated and chic. The humble headscarf trend is perfect for the polo and is a versatile accessory that can be woven into braids, tied around a ponytail or simply wrapped around the head.

Pearls and Broome go hand in hand, and it’s no secret that Paspaley are the most beautiful pearls in the world. You only have to take a peek at their Instagram to find loads of style inspiration for the region!

Fascinators are for the Fillies at the Races

The Polo is a fascinator free zone. Instead, opt for a headwear accessory, or a brimmed straw hat.  A small boater or a larger than life elegant wide brimmed hat is the perfect accessory for the Polo as they are understated, provide sun protection and add that perfect finishing touch to your summer ensemble.

One for the gents

Our male punters should curate their look with a ‘’less is more” philosophy.  Think tailored shorts in cool, breathable fabrics.  Add some wow factor with shirt textures and colour pop accessories.  A cuffed-up shirt exposing a masculine time piece really packs a punch.  Boaters and brogues will rule the polo turf and that ‘sockless’ look helps give your outfit a more effortless feel.

If (like me) you love a structured blazer, stick to lightweight fabrics and opt for brighter shades or cream palettes, given the elevated temperatures.  Nothing says Polo like a bright pocket square to add that chic colour pop.  Look sharp with a Fedora style hat and remember, sunnies are a must have accessory in sunny Broome.

Ladies who lunch

Dressing for the Polo can be tricky, especially considering the terrain (sand) and the temperature (hot).  Polo Fashion takes a different direction to what you wear at the track.  This is an opportunity to raise the hemlines but always remain chic.  Think casual, yet sophisticated as you would dress to attend a ladies’ lunch in the Hamptons.

Nothing says polo more than effortless crisp white and nude tones but if this isn’t your vibe, you can bet florals and frills will be out in force also.

Though Pretty Woman is nearly 30 years old, Vivian’s onscreen style continues to inspire.  The brown spotted print from her polo outfit has resurged as an in-demand pattern of the season, and polka dots in general are having a moment this year.

Be Confident

It’s no secret that assembling an outfit for a special event is like selecting social armour.  Your outfit may alter how you interact with people on the day and your overall enjoyment of the event.  When you look good, you feel great.  Our clothes speak before we do so ensure your outfit remains true to your signature style, so that you feel comfortable and confident!

See you on the sand! Yours in style, Peta.

*Guest post from Broome Cable Beach polo stylist, Peta Preston