Alternative race day style

Heading off to the races but not a fan of the traditional attire? No worries – mixing it up and taking some fashion risks is what this day is all about. Here we give you a few pointers on how to embrace your unique style.

Daring designs
Going for an alternative outfit doesn’t have to mean wearing something completely out of your comfort zone. You can start as simply as changing up the colours you normally go for, or opting for a bright and bold pattern. Something in a classic style – such as a shift dress mixed with a wonderfully bold print can make your outfit really stand out from the crowd.

You can also apply this logic to the shape of your outfit, rather than the pattern. Pleated dresses create feminine silhouettes, and are super cool on those hot racetrack days.

Changing things up
You needn’t stick to dresses at the races. A great spring/summer alternative is the playsuit – it’s comfortable, easy to accessorise and can be dressed up to suit the formality of the occasion. Pair with strappy heeled sandals, and don’t forget to add a touch of sparkle with bangles, bracelets and rings.

Worn with the right heels, a shirt and blouse combo can work perfectly well for a day at the races too. Think summery, and don’t be afraid to mix your block shades with your patterns. Silk shirts give a brilliantly fresh look tucked into a high-waisted skirt, or opt for a chic look by pairing it with skinny trousers and dainty heels – perfect!

Don’t forget the extras
Use accessories to tie your look together. A stylish wrist wallet is the must-have this season, and skinny leather belts are ideal for the flattering nipped in look at the waist.

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