As I was getting ready for my first Formula 1 race last Sunday, I got a text from the other lady on our trip: “What the hell do you wear to one of these things?” I remember thinking, “Oh my god, I actually have no idea, I didn’t even bother to check and just pulled out the outfit which feels right.” And this year I was watching the race from the Paddock club so double pressure.
As I Googled “F1 what to wear,” the screen overloaded with images of Beyoncé in a tight racing suit, older women dressed like they are going to the ball and super models in red miniskirts holding racing flags. I was stumped..
in my mind the key to dressing for a racing event is simple – dress to impress while also staying comfortable. So I’ve decided to trust my gods and see if My outfit is just right for F1 race day.
What have I experienced: Formula 1 is a high-end affair. The roar of the track and the drivers who carry themselves like movie stars and embrace fashion with aplomb are undoubtedly stylish. women showing their style and sophistication over their sex appeal. They dress to enjoy the race and to be with their friends.
What is the big DON’T:
Large handbags are forbidden. F1 does not allow camera bags, backpacks, etc. The crowd keeps it simple and light. If you can’t fit your things into a wrist wallet or a clutch, you better practice packing! Leave your giant Michael Kors, Gucci and Prada totes at home.
Women at F1 are stylish but always comfortable. For example, you can wear your favorite mini, but balance it out with statement sneakers and a simple top. Do not show up in stilettos and a tight dress — people will think you’re an employee.
Event colors are red, black, yellow and white. However you do not need to follow this blindly. If you’re going to dress in racing colors, make it look original. There are a million girls at the race wearing head to toe red and white, so make creativity your middle name. And no need to take a literal inspiration and deck yourselves in chequered black and white flags or chevron stripes all over. Do avoid the urge at all costs. Instead put on a little of the stripes and colours (red, black or white) and scatter it around your outfit. Use famous F1 colors in accessories to make your outfit edgy and interesting..
Metallics. Women at F1 love to wear shades of gold, silver, bronze or anything that says, “I have money.” Do not go overboard with this and show up looking so “blinged out” that you could be mistaken for a Cartier advertisement.
Be edgy, be colorful. Just because you dress comfortably doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. Women at Formula 1 are classic, elegant and like to push the envelope when it comes to their wardrobe.
Ah yeah! And don’t forget your earplugs 😉
For the past couple of years fashion has started to go towards more androgynous looks, or at least more effortless styles and cuts. Our coats are sweeping the floors in one size too big, our jeans are ripped and oversized , our blazers are borderline men-tuxedo and we wear sneakers even with evening gowns. In all this men-inspired fad the boyfriend t-shirt is without a doubt is the number 1 #trend out there for quite a while. WHY? Because the boyfriend tee is the perfect piece when you don’t know what to wear. Just throw one on with your skinny jeans, sneakers and few accessories and shut the front door. Boyfriend t-shirt will always have that effortlessness and the exact loosens that we seek. It also feels cool to wear men’s shirts and mix them with something feminine to pull off this rocknroll, don’t care kind of look.
But if you are a no new-bee to the men t-shirt look and would like to add some twist to it then get your hands on these tees and get creative with your boyfriend wardrobe ? Transform his old tees to something fabulous .
On my ootd I’m wearing my husband’s t-shirt. I made few simple cut outs to create an asymmetric open shoulder dress out of unwanted item in his closet. Pairing it with ACBC sneakers and oversized Zara jeans jacket and it look amazing. And I do feel same sexy and relaxed in it.
How would you upcycle and wear a bf t-shirt?
Boy oh boy, do I adore this skirt !! Edgy , #cool and easily sophisticated and very versatile , thanks to the shape! In my ootd I paired a chunky striped h&m top with a Kirumazu bold patent-leather #red mini skirt (with a bow!) and white ACBC sneakers .
“Pink reminds me of my love for dance. My youth. The innocence of being young. Tutus. Strawberry frosting on a vanilla cake (my favorite). And lipstick. I love lipstick. It also reminds me that I should take pride in my feminine traits, in being a woman. There is nothing remotely wrong with enjoying femininity. Curves. Hips. Lips. Empathy. Vulnerability. Sensuality. Patience. Intuition” R.B. O’Brien
Pink is still one of my favorite colors to wear when wardrobe needs to be shaken up a bit. Whether you prefer bright tones or soft hues, try infusing just a hint (or a whole lot) of pink into your usual routine. I swear, it will make you feel happier! And the color combinations you try with pink might just inspire you to give up that whole head-to-toe black thing you’ve been wearing for years.
Wearing my Harris Wharfl London coat, Zara jeans and ankle boots, H&M top, Guess bag
We all know that when it’s time to buy a bag, we generally try to go for something that can last long, and that we won’t get tired of looking at, and that’s why we choose black, white, beige bags. Well, how about trying something new for once? If you’re curious, why not try metallic colors? They come in every shade: pink, blue, red, silver, gold, you name it. If you are wondering on what kind of occasion you could wear these trendy colors, the answer is very simple: anytime! Whether at daytime or nighttime, they will add the cool special touch you need to your outfit, and if you match them the right way, they will be absolutely fine on formal occasions, too.
PVC is a bold, futuristic trend that can instantly take any look from ordinary to high fashion with the addition of just one piece. So whether you choose to go subtler with patent shoes or accessories, or bolder with patent or vinyl clothing, you’re sure to make a statement!