No matter where you are, fashion is freedom of expression, even at one of the biggest events of the year in ATX. However, in the Paddock Club (f1experiences.com), there’s a little bit of elevated tones to the casualness of Formula One. F1 is no derby, no horse, just horsepower—there are no specific attire rules to get “into” the club, such as the Turf Club. For example, all the Paddock Club mentions is that “smart casual” attire is recommended. Last season, denim vests took center stage, with lots of matching sets and crisp off -whites. This year, we predict similar vests in different fabrics and dynamic skirts paired with casual shirts to juxtapose.
Andrew Joblon and Claire Holt at Circuit of The Americas. PHOTO BY ALEX BIERENS DE HAAN/GETTY IMAGES FOR WILLIAMS RACING
Touches of leather to spice up the fall. Adidas sambas and flats for shoes, booties for the brave. Lots of people (visitors especially) go for cowboy boots as a nod to their visitation and excitement to be in the Lonestar state. Gentlemen tend to opt for the classic polo of their favorite team, shorts and shoes or a relaxed fit linen polo. Though I predict more will attempt to pull a Brad Pitt and wear a bucket hat. Loro Piana loafers and clean slacks for the southern gentleman, or indeed any proper person who may want to be more sophisticated and clean-looking while cheering on their team, is what I’d recommend. You can wear a linen button-down and a Mercedes hat to tone it down. Obviously, to top any look off , you’ll need a glass of Ferrari Trento, the official sparkling wine of F1, in hand while perusing the cars. To truly transport you to that Italian sports car driving “art of Italian living” mood. There is something about F1 that transports all to a certain mindset. Dressing the part is only half the battle.
Chanel bag in red patent leather and metal with Camellia clasp. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND
Ferrari Trento, the official sparkling wine of Formula One. PHOTO BY JACOB SALVI
Loro Piana Summer Charms loafers. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND