Our first Breeders' Cup Style Snap monthly winner has been chosen!
Congratulations to Rachael Dickhute from San Diego, Calif. She dressed up for a day at the Del Mar races and styled her outfit to take home the prizes for the month of July!
Coincidentally, Rachael is a fashion blogger and both loves to see and be seen at the races. She paired a BCBGeneration white linen 'front contrast' dress with a thick black BCBGMAXAZRIA cut-out belt with a large simple black brim hat. Her Tsubo 'Sevan' shoes were a stand-out style with a thick, chunky heel. A booty feel contrasted with a single strap over the toes brought your eyes to these unique shoes.
Accessory-wise, Rachael went for a laid back feel with a mix of bracelets and cocktail rings. She mixed leather with gold metal, and colors red, white and black.
"I chose a BCBGeneration day dress in white because I knew it would be a bit warmer and a long day in Del Mar,” Rachael said. “Also, I kept it simple by choosing black accessories to stay on trend with black and white."
She decided to go with a big tote from H&M with shoulder straps to keep hands-free for ice cream and cocktails!
"I brought a tote with me to the races, versus a clutch, because I prepared for a full day of races! I brought snacks, my camera, sunscreen and of course cosmetics for touch-ups."
We were able to catch up with her and ask a few questions:
Why is fashion important at horse races?
Fashion is a large part of the history of the races. It is one of the perfect places to debut spring fashion and be seen. Women look forward to finally being able to wear color and effortless day dresses, not to mention pairing their outfits with a statement-making hat that also serves as functional!
What would your advice be to a girl who is getting ready for a day at the races?
Keep it simple! I recommend going big on the hat, literally. If you keep it simple for the outfit, you will most likely be more comfortable throughout the day, but your hat will most certainly do the talking!
What accessory should stand out the most at the races?
It's all about the hat! Women can make a statement with headwear. Whether it’s a fascinator, acorn hat or wide-brim, floppy hat, this should be the most prominent piece of the ensemble.
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Try your chances at being the BC STYLE SNAP AUGUST WINNER! See the upcoming #WAYI races and all competition information here: http://fashionattheraces.com/events-2/bc-style-snap-contest/