Out of all the calendar race days, the race that stops a nation (literally) calls for the most boundary pushing. Long established as the most fashionable event on the spring racing calendar, the occasion demands your sartorial best.
Traditionally speaking, you might have a clear idea of what you think race day attire means—classic lines, feminine shapes, the go-to dress you whip out every race day. Safe, yes. Exciting? Not so much. This year, we’re challenging you to forget everything you know about racewear, shake it up and take a risk. If you think fur, embellishment and trend-based ensembles seem a little too (pardon the pun) racy, think again! This year is all about dressing bolder, better. Still not convinced? Keep scrolling to see how we’ll be styling four risky outfits on cup day, then head on over to ASOS Style Punters.
"The races" is a sophisticated affair, so you'll need some killer accessories to make comfort dressing work. Let your sparkling personality shine through with an embellished clutch paired with a fluid culottes and kimono combo.
Given our race days are held in spring, a fabulous fur would seem a little out of place. We'll be getting our fluffy fix through pom pom accents on glorious block heels, paired with a cute cropped jumpsuit and beaded clutch.
The Pantone-voted colour of spring 2016 won't technically be on-trend until next year, but we're betting this serene hue will make its mark this cup day. We'll be coordinating our dress/clutch/heels for a deliciously sweet nod to what lies ahead.
How will you be taking a risk on race day? Sound off in the comments below, then shop more spring racing style at ASOS.