If there’s ever a time to ‘flaunt it,’ the spring races are it. The perfect excuse for endless amounts of champagne and flamboyant prints, we’ve rounded up some key trends for this year.
<n2>Spring Races style round-up</h2>
Black is not back
Apart from Derby Day, no other event of the spring races calls for a black suit. Sub-out your old faithful for a light grey or navy option—these softer tones are a lot easier to pair with bolder colours.
For a fresh look, stick to a single breasted cut with a two-button closure and notched lapels.
Keep it light
Embrace the warmer weather with lighter colours and pastel hues to contrast your navy or grey suit.
If you’re new to the world of lilac and cream-yellow, start simple with a pastel coloured shirt offset by a bold tie or darker coloured shoes.
For those who are feeling a little more experimental for the spring races, swap out your standard suit for a pale pink linen blazer, cream chinos and chestnut brogues—nothing says ‘spring’ like pink linen.
If you’re not feeling bold at the start of the day, rest assured your tune will have changed after the third glass of champagne.
Embrace the flair and flamboyance of the spring races with bolder patterns. Window pane-check suits are expected to flood this year’s carnivals, so ensure you’re ahead of the game with a navy or light grey option.
Window pane-check suits are often easier to style, given their bold nature—simply pare them back with a crisp white shirt, a pocket square and plain tie.
If you want to stand out from the spring races crowd, bold print combinations are sure to get you noticed. Keep it classy by limiting it to two pairings, and ensure that the colour combinations work together.
For example, a wide stripe pink shirt will look classy with a navy paisley bow tie, as will gingham shirt paired with a diagonal stripe tie.
If navy and grey are too pedestrian for you, now’s your chance to experiment with bold colours like teal, salmon pink and sky blue.
Colour blocking is set to re-emerge this season in a big way. For those who just want to dip a toe in the water, pair a navy suit with a bright orange tie and orange and blue gingham shirt.
For those who want to dive in, a teal or sky blue suit, complete with a touch of pink is sure to get you noticed.
Is it a day at the races without a hat? This season we’re all about panama and fedora hats for fresh but masculine look.
Stick to a smaller brim when it comes to spring racewear, and don’t be afraid to dress it up a little with a hat pin or a bright coloured band to the crowd.