Written by Emily Drew.
The wait is over… race season is back and it all kicks off with Derby Day!
There’s so many options when it comes to hunting down your Derby Day look and the biggest thing to remember is that black and white for Derby Day is a must! And no, you don’t wear black because of its stainless pro’s and you don’t wear white because it looks killer with your tan… you go monochrome simply because it’s racing ritual!
It’s no taboo… it’s tradition, and this tradition dates all the way back to the start of racing where whisky sponsor James Buchanan and Co offered a $400 wardrobe to the racegoer who wore the best black-and-white ensemble to promote his black and white brand… and since then, the tradition stuck!
There’s so many ways to spice up black and white so if you’re stuck on how to get your kit in line with the racing fashion guru’s black and white rule, we’re here to help. We’ve got the hottest tips and our favourite celeb picks for some inspo on a Derby Day how to!
Starting with the beautiful, Jennifer Hawkins. Jen is the élite when it comes to working monochrome in her favour. She’s expert in pulling off a sleek, stylish white suit and definitely knows how to sport a staple black pantsuit. Jen’s one to watch for how to achieve a classy and powerful look, so check out some of her past looks and rock her style yourself!
Derby Day is all about making black and white pop so what better what to do just that than by adding accessories! Take a look at another of our favourites… the stunning, Nadia Bartel. Nadia certainly knows how to pair some of her hottest outfits with a stand out piece of jewellery or an incredible headpiece. Follow her lead and choose one that will enhance and compliment your black and white outfit and there you go! A fabulous Derby Day look!
Lastly, when getting your look together remember that simplicity is key! You don’t want to flood your look with over the top makeup, hair and accessories. Less is more! If you don’t think simple and stunning can be done… look no further than the iconic, Rebecca Judd for inspiration. There’s no one more skilled in making simplicity perfection, it’s hands down her specialty!
No matter where the tradition of black and white began… with Derby Day it’s here to stay!
So be sure to save your colours for Melbourne Cup, because Derby Day is all about monochrome and there’s no better way to bring in the season than spending Derby Day trackside at Ascot with Tipple.
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