This article in its original form appears on ellerslie.co.nz
Each raceday has its own personality and dress code requirements to match, and this weekend’s Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day is no different with the introduction of ‘style theme’ for the day.
What is it?
“A touch of blue.”
Style themes are fast-becoming a trend with our Australian counterparts on their major days and they also provide racegoers a starting point when asking the common question, “what do I wear?”.
While not a dress code requirement (you don’t have to wear blue!), this ‘nice-to-do’ addition to your outfit will help us paint the racecourse all things Auckland – a fitting nod to the day’s iconic, namesake race which has been in existence since 1874.
Whether you intend of wearing blue from head to toe, or adding a quirky blue accessory a la Anna Heinrich on Melbourne Cup Day, there is a touch of blue that will suit even the most monochrome of race goers.
Check out my style picks and must buys to add a dash of raceday glam to you Cup day outfit.
A sweet off the shoulder number for Elyse Knowles, featuring a pop art stripe.
Nadia Bartel wearing an Alex Perry dress with gold accessories.
When you have a print this bold, its bound to feature a blue or two. Flawless. Pic: Fq.co.nz
Anna Heinrich opting for bold colour with a touch of blue to top if off.
For the style queen- Rozalia Russian sporting a blue statement earring to compliment a jewel toned dress. Pic: Smh.com.au
A patterned frock featuring blues is a great way to incorporate the dress code into your outfit.
Pic: Getty Images
Blue blue blue- make a statement in a top to toe blue outfit.
Bright blues not your thing? Try a more relaxed navy vibe.
A tuxedo dress can very rarely go wrong in the style stakes, and this blue number is paired perfectly with a brimmed hat.
Not a huge “Blue” fan? Add small touches like a pair of blue shoes, or a blue clutch. Vogue.com.au
Lads- Blue is easy for you. Work your touch of blue into your suit, pocket square and tie!
Add a touch of blue to your ensemble for Saturday:
Dianne Von Furstenberg
Alice + Olivia
Morgan & Taylor at the Eternal Headonist
Kim Wiebenga at the Eternal Headonist