Helen Skelton aces Wimbledon whites in sharp tailoring - and her delightful mini accessory is making us want to downsize our own handbags

Skelton's accessory is something you never knew you needed until now

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From white summery tailoring to blush pink blazers, Wimbledon's celebrity style is reminding us that what you wear as a viewer is as equally significant as the game.

And this tailored ensemble from Helen Skelton offers a true lesson in what to wear to Wimbledon. Pairing a white high-neck waistcoat and white wide-leg trousers with the most delightful mini handbag, she watched courtside on day 10 of The Championships.

With wedding season in full swing and the arrival of warmer weather (fingers crossed), choosing smart, brightly tailored clothing, such as a white waistcoat or linen trousers, is an excellent styling choice.

In a social media post, she beamed in the look with Janet Skelton, her mum, and captioned the post, ''always grateful for a day making memories with the mothership...''.

The summery white waistcoat and smart trousers make for a fabulous take on Wimbledon whites. And you can purchase the waistcoat from the high-street brand Anthropologie. She styles the look with a raffia handbag from the luxury brand Marina Raphael, available for £670—one of the best designer handbags under £1000, in our opinion.

We can't get enough of this accessory! And the mini style is in with the fashion trends of 2024, having been spotted in major collections over the past fews years, from the Jacquemus Le Chiquito leather tote to Dior's Mini Saddle Bag they are all the rage!

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Our woman&home Digital Fashion Editor Caroline Parr says, ''When it comes to bags, you might think bigger is better, but this year is all about the mini bag. Particularly for a visit to Wimbledon (restrictions state bags should be no bigger than 40cm x 30cm x 30cm), a chic little bag is a style statement rather than a practical piece, so pack light. Seen on the catwalks at labels like Dior, these bags are small, but mighty.''.

A small bag may seem like a limiting design, but in our opinion, it's a wardrobe must-have, ideal for adding a touch of glamour to your capsule wardrobe. And an accessory that pairs fabulously with the best wedding guest dresses, offering just enough room for your essentials while looking so pretty to hold.

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Molly Smith
Fashion Writer

Molly is a fashion writer for woman&home, whose journalistic career began with her enthusiasm for fashion. Having always been an avid writer, she has contributed to publications covering a variety of topics.

After graduating from her master's in Fashion History and Cultures, she transitioned to teaching at London College of Fashion, where she taught in fashion studies. Now, passionate about writing on the significance of fashion, she is dedicated to inspiring others through the power of dress.

Molly loves staying in the know with the latest fashion trends, and following celebrities for inspiration. Outside of work, she enjoys browsing vintage markets, reading a good novel, or trying new restaurants around London.