How To: Dress For The Races
Midi or mini? Print or monochrome? Dress or co-ords? Or...do you wear the pants? Choosing an outfit for the Races can be pretty difficult (let's face it: this applies to everyday life too). And once you've got the outfit started, don't get us started on accessories.
But whether you 're after a classic shape, a flirty set or something a little bold, we've got your back when it comes to style at the races, from the girly girls to the risktakers. We've rounded up our favourite trackside looks of the past few years - so take your cues from Coco Rocha, Jen Hawkins and Lindy Klim (they know a thing or two).
C O - O R D S
From Coco Rocha in textured separates at the Kentucky Derby to DJ Mia Moretti's look (yes, you can wear a crop trackside), co-ords are a certified trend at any race day. If you're feeling a little unsure, try it in soft, luxe neutrals. Trust us - invest in these, and you know you'll be backing a winner.
W E A R T H E P A N T S
While the racewear dress code might seem strict, it's really all about what you're most comfortable in. Which is why reaching for the pants is a great choice - slick, sophisticated and 100% windproof.
Go for stunning cigarette styles, cool pantsuits or this season's number one trend, the flare. Add a cheeky cut-out top to balance, go for a laidback cami or choose a tailored blazer if the sun isn't on your side.
A L L W H I T E
Fresh and so fine, this look is anything but bridal. Intricate textures are your friend here - think lace, tassels or structured circles like Bec Judd. Warning: go for clear beverages only. Champagne counts.
C L A S S I C C ON T E M P O R A R Y
A taste for the classics doesn't mean your outfit needs to be boring. Amp up the elegance with showstopping maxis, fitted styles or the never fail fit and flare dress. Total no brainer.
W A R M U P
Keep it simple with tried and tested red (Valentino can't be wrong, right?) Commit to a block colour and go for matching shoes and headwear like Dita herself, or complement with your favourite monochrome pieces.
Y O U R W A Y
Take notes from Lindy Klim + Gigi Hadid. You do you this year - whether it be unconventional layering, cool silhouettes or memorable headwear.
Words: Lucy Ahern