Woodward Fashion for Any Budget

Events / Travel

The Woodward Stakes is this Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, and the winner of the race earns the lion’s share of the $600,000 purse. If you’re planning on heading to Saratoga to witness the historic race in person, we have a few suggestions on how to dress to impress no matter your budget. The “win” looks are the most expensive, the “place” outfits are mid-range, and the “show” items are the most affordable. Remember: if you see an item in any of the sets that you can’t live without, simply click on the image to shop the look!




This Theory suit is a classic staple in an unexpected material; that modern take on a standby is perfect for the races; and you can accentuate the style with a Theory shirt and tie in sophisticated navy. Add a Blake Collection by Christine A. Moore fedora, a pair of Wayfarers and a sleek Dunhill pocket square to make the look perfect for an afternoon at Saratoga.



A sleek jumpsuit (Theory) is both sophisticated and playful for a day at Saratoga; add a Christine A. Moore wide-brim hat, an Eddie Borgo choker, a Longines Evidenza watch and a pair of silver-accented BCBG Max Azria shoes to up the drama; then finish off the look with a Narciso Rodriguez clutch, and you’re off to the races in high style!




Celebrate the end of summer by donning a pair of cotton trousers by TopMan and a sky-blue blazer from E-Artist layered over a French-cuff dress shirt by Nieman Marcus. Add a horse racing-themed bow tie from Pen-See and a straw trilby by River Island to make the ensemble perfect for the Woodward; and finish off the look with a pair of Sperry socks in navy and a classic pair of loafers from River Island.



Pretty florals are perfect for a day at the Saratoga races. Build your look around an eye-catching skirt like this one from John Lewis, then add a bold top (Aspesi) to make the skirt pop. A pair of whimsical shades (Go Jane) and an eye-catching fascinator by Silk Fred add a sense of fun, and a classic pair of white sandals (hey, it’s still before Labor Day!) from Shoe Dazzle are a perfect accent. (You may also want to tuck a pair of foldable flats from Yosi Samra in your Emma Fox tote bag in case your feet need a break!) A set of delicate Nanette Lapore bangles is the perfect way to finalize your Woodward Stakes look at Saratoga!




Start with a pair of bold blue trousers like these from Docker; then add a subtle check shirt (Vince Camuto) and a blue horse racing-themed tie from Alynn. A khaki sports coat by Historic is both stylish and a lightweight for a summer day at the track, and a pair of moccasins by Izod will keep your feet happy all day. Finish the look with a modern pair of Rocawear sunglasses, and you’re ready to be off to the races!



The retro silhouette of this Lindsay Bop dress is made modern with black and pewter accessories. Add a Dana Buchman necklace, a Forbustie wide-brim black-and-white hat, and a Trouva cuff; then finish the look with a killer pair of pewter sandals from Nicole Miller and a sensational Yoins clutch. You’ll look unforgettable without breaking the bank!

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