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Welcome to Dress Code, a new feature borrowed from our sister site in which we pick an event in Los Angeles and ask three of our favorite shops to solve the what-do-I-even-wear-to-that dilemma.
While British Polo Day was a VIP-only affair, this weekend's Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is an open-to-all event that's also a favorite pastime among LA's fashion fixtures. To make sure your pitch-side style is at the top of its game, our next Dress Code series challenges luxe designer boutique Decades, Versailles-inspired shop Enter, and Downtown LA store Pale Violet to style looks for Saturday's equestrian event.—Additional reporting by Jessica Estrada.
Where: Enter Boutique, 266 S Beverly Drive; (310) 858-8288
What: Rubber Ducky red dress, $80; Valmare hand-beaded clutch, $85; Enter sunglasses, $35
Why: Store owner Nira Lieberman went with an off-the-shoulder stunner for customer Tamara Sneider. "The best way to go to the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is to keep it classic," says Lieberman, "[while staying] cool in Cali's hot weather." She tells us the shop offers complimentary styling services to all shoppers heading to an upcoming stylish event or who are in need of a wardrobe makeover.
Photo: Chris Toledo
Where: Pale Violet, 650 S. Spring R2; (213) 422-2099
Why: Pale Violet owner Julia Blake went with a fall-ready Three Floor look. "Three Floor nails it when mixing sophistication with modernism," she tells us. "To me this crop top with the higher waisted skirt is a modern take on the everyday floral dress. The mix of colors within the print screams fall while still being appropriate for Los Angeles's weather."
Photo: Chris Toledo
Why: "You can never go wrong with a little black dress," says Blake. She describes this classic Keepsake number as "very Audrey Hepburn." She added rad printed ankle boots to give the look a modern edge.
Where: Decades, 8214 Melrose Avenue; (323) 655-1960
Why: Ever the statement-makers, Decades' store stylist also chose a bright red dress, but opted to keep the skin-baring in back. They paired this open-back Roland Mouret number with a vintage floppy hat by Givenchy and sky-high heels by YSL.
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