The Portsea Polo is one of the biggest social events on any fashion lover's calendar. Year upon year, stylish attendees flock to Victoria's Mornington Peninsula providing perfect summer wardrobe inspiration with everyone from Phoebe Tonkin to Abby Lee Kershaw and Bec Judd frequenting the event.
With Alfa Romeo once again presenting the polo, 2019 is looking better than ever. You can guarantee this Saturday, its private marquee will be filled with Australia's A-list, all watching the action from prime positions with champagne in hand.
If you're planning on heading along, chances are you're stressing about what fashion to wear on the fields. As seasoned Portsea Polo-goers, we've rounded up all of the hard and fast rules so that your trackside look will be both stylish, comfortable and last the distance.
1. Don't be afraid to play with colour
It's an outdoor, summer event, so you can bet florals, polka dots and frills will be out in force.
2. Focus on the accessories
Just like the races, attendees go all out for their polo outfit. Think statement earrings, a wide-brimmed hat or a chic top-handle bag.
3. Don't be afraid to flirt with hem lengths
Unlike the races, there are no strict rules when it comes to dress codes. This means you can experiment with shorter hem lengths and more skin-baring outfits. Just remember, it's still a formal event!
4. Experiment with pants or jumpsuits
Wearing something other than a dress will give you a point of difference on the fields, plus you'll likely be more comfortable.
5. Wear shoes you'll be able to walk in all day
Sandals, open-toe heels, wedges and even flats are acceptable choices for the polo, but keep in mind you're likely to be walking over grass so if you opt for extra height, try a thicker heel or something with an ankle strap for extra support.