Photos courtesy of Fashion at the Races.
The annual Breeders' Cup World Championships is just around the corner, and if you already haven't been organizing your two winning outfits for this event, well, ya better get to it!
The first Friday and Saturday of November brings star racehorses and people from all over the world to Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. The horses have been training all year to prepare for this 2-day spectacle of some of the best racing in the world.
As for the front of house, Breeders' Cup is the best atmosphere when it comes to racing (no offense Kentucky Derby!). Another year at Santa Anita will bring fantastic weather, beautiful surroundings and, of course, our favorite thing - fantastic fashion!
BREEDERS' CUP A FANTASTIC EVENT TO SHOW YOUR STYLE
The best thing about #BC13 in California is there really are NO RULES!
Warmer weather in the fall months gives you as much leeway in your fashion choices as possible. No white after Labor Day? Psh!
Wear white, red, blue, orange, or bold neons! Modern prints and textures are welcome! Pick a trend and push it to the max. The only trend not in ... “playing it safe.”
These two days are all about having fun and you should portray that in your outfit.
Don't feel you need to just pick a solid color dress and then a hat in the same color family. Find a fun printed skirt, add a bold color peplum top and compliment these colors with a standout millinery piece.
The Fascinators and Fedoras Contest is the biggest focus on fashion of the two days, spotlighting the headwear in your outfit. This contest has grown each year and has a prize of a $5,000 shopping spree to the Westfield Mall (right next to Santa Anita Park) for both the female and male winner! You could buy a fair few racing outfits with that check!
So make sure you spend some time on your millinery choice. Steer away from the typical Derby big brimmed hats. These two days are more for constructed pieces that compliment your face, not hide them! Fascinators and Hatinators are the go-to for the weekend. Here's some of our favorites:
Still need a headpiece? Check out the Fashion at the Races Store: http://www.fashionattheraces.com/store/all-headwear/
Three Trends for the Breeders' Cup
You can't go wrong with bringing more purple to these two days. Any shade of purple would be perfect. Lilacs, plums, violets or whatever you can find will have you standing out on either Friday or Saturday. Feel free to mix it up with another color or be bold and stay purple from your millinery piece to your shoes! Accent with accessories of course!
This is a fun trend to go with no matter what the occasion. Mixing up abstracts with colors can create a bold fun look that will have heads turning everywhere you walk. Pair a print skirt with a solid top, or go big and mix two prints together! These types of prints can give you free reign in your millinery choice. You can pair your outfit with something totally different than what you would normally wear and it will all flow together! This type of outfit shows you as the fashionista you truly are! It shows you can take a risk ... and still look fabulous!
Black and white may be the staple for the Belmont Stakes but there is no reason that a little New York can't be brought to the West Coast. Play with separates or prints to get the monochrome trend. A black A-line skirt with a pretty white blouse paired with bold accessories is so classy. Want to try something different? Try a monochrome jumpsuit! Pair with a bold red lip and small clutch and you look like you are ready for the Purple Carpet!
Regardless of your choice of trends, make sure you have fun with your outfit and have fun at the races! Happy Racing!