How to Wear Fall’s Biggest Trends to Breeders’ Cup

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The Breeders’ Cup is right around the corner! If you’re heading to Del Mar for horse racing’s World Championships, we have your guide to rocking fall’s biggest trends at the races. Below are six looks that incorporate the style of the season perfect for the best racing on Earth. Remember, if you see an item you can’t live without, simply click on the set to shop the look!

1. Silver


Silver was a major theme in Fall/Winter 2017 shows, with houses like Paco Rabanne, Bottega Veneta, Chanel, and Saint Laurent sending space age looks down the runway. Bring this look to the Breeders’ Cup with a kicky pleated skirt from Miss Selfridge, a pair of block-heeled sandals, a simple wrap blouse, and an ombre bag. Make your look perfect for the races with a jaunty silver boater and a pair of shades with olive lenses that recall the hue of the sandals, and you’re race-day ready!

2. Polka Dots


Polka dots are always perfect for the races, and they were a massive trend on this year’s runways with designers such as like Oscar de la Renta, Monse, Gucci, and Michael Kors all showing the iconic look this autumn. Build your Breeders’ Cup look around polka dots with a statement skirt in the pattern, then add bright touches like this blouse and shoes. And a sleek clutch and dramatic Christine A. Moore hat finish off the look to World Championships perfection!

3. Fall Florals


Florals are normally a staple of spring, so it was refreshing to see houses like Marni, Gucci, Balenciaga, and Ralph Lauren incorporating the theme into their fall shows. Make this look Breeders’ Cup perfect with an autumn-hued dress, a bag and pair of wedges in port wine, and silver accessories including a pair of killer shades. Top everything off with a Christine A. Moore fascinator.

4. Feathers


One of the more eye-catching trends to walk runways this fall was feathers. Prada, Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, and Dolce & Gabbana went avian for autumn, and you can sport the look at Breeders’ Cup with a belted feather-print dress, a pair of skyscraper platforms (don’t forget to bring a pair of foldable flats, though!) and a fabulous birdcage-inspired bag. Add a sleek pair of shades and a feathered Christine A. Moore fascinator and you’re ready for the races!

5. Menswear


Menswear for women is huge for this fall, with Jil Sander, Céline, Versace, and Michael Kors sending gender-bending style down their autumn runways. Make the look Breeders’ Cup perfect with a slim-cut pantsuit, a fitted purple shell, a metallic collar necklace, and a pair of statement brogues in eye-popping silver. (Confession: I am wearing these exact shoes as I type this, and I can attest to both their style and comfort!) A studded bag and a Blake Collection fedora finish off the look to make it perfect for the races.

6. Modern Prairie


Pioneer-chic was the craze of designers this season, with Missoni, Alexander McQueen, Prada, and Coach showing the trend in their fall shows. Make the look race-day ready with an asymmetrical plaid skirt and a pair of over-the-knee boots designed to disappear under the skirt’s hem. A high-necked blouse and subtle fascinator lend formality to the look, and dove gray accessories complete the outfit for a perfect Breeders’ Cup ensemble.

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