SHEIKE'S GUIDE TO DERBY DAY

It's a dress code of two halves and opinions are divided. What level of monochrome do you go? While little black dresses or white separates might already be in the wardrobe, are they race ready? Every fashion savvy girl faces the same dilemma. So here's our insiders guide on how to make the Derby Day dress code work for you.

First of all, you don't have to pick a side. It's the ultimate palette to be able to colour clash! (Or is it non-colour clash...?). Find your silhouette or shape that you're thinking as your starting point. Are you looking for a figure-hugging LBD (or LWD), sexy separates, fashion forward jumpsuits or just the dress that gives you that feeling?

Then it's all about the details. Create your own fashions on the field moment with eye-catching sleeves, delicate lace textures and bold geometric prints. Breathe new life in to polka dots with flirty frills, experiment with fun accessories and extravagant hats. Finer details such as textured fabrics are a great way of adding a touch of interest or intrigue.

The best part is, everyone is working with the same two colours but whatever you wear, it's your personal touches that will make your style, tell your story.

WHAT TO WEAR

Monochrome doesn't need to be minimal. Go bold in perfect polka-dots, or sultry with shorter hemlines and a statement sleeve. Add sunglasses and hats to your pre-races checklist for a perfectly polished outfit.

Complete the look with linen block heels, or a simple stripe peep toe.



DERBY DAY DO'S + DON'TS


STAY SHADY...

Out-do the dress code with the perfect sunglasses. We've extended our accessories range for the season and can now support all of your sunglasses needs.


TAKE THE HINT

Want to stick to Spring Racing rules? Only wear hats made from straw (not felt). Go oversized to stand out.


DERBY DONT'S

Don’t forget your accessories. While the simple palette for your look of choice might be easy, it also includes your headwear, bags and shoes. Seriously…no colour.


DERBY DO'S

Can’t go without a little hue of something? Hello bold red lip!

WHAT WE LOVE

Monochrome doesn't need to be minimal. Go bold in perfect polka-dots, or go sultry with shorter hemlines and a statement sleeve. Add sunglasses and hats to your pre-races checklist for an outfit that's super elevated.

Don't forget to add sunglasses and hats to your pre-races checklist!