Race day style is like no other, especially when it comes to major stakes races. This weekend, at the Belmont Stakes, you can fully expect to see gorgeous dresses, big hats, and killer shoes. Just like the Kentucky Derby, I generally suggest you focus on comfort first, and over-all style second. While it’s definitely important to look stylish, you want to be confident and comfortable for a full day on your feet.

Belmont Stakes Confident Style

I’ve put together three affordable looks that I believe accomplish my tips for successful Stakes Style.

Don’t be afraid to try a jumpsuit or romper this year, as they are just as sleek and chic as a dress. Now more than ever, block heels are back. Embrace it ladies, and don’t break an ankle after a few cocktails. Go for a heel that has some support, but also has a fun element. And you can’t forget to cap off your look with a hat, or embellished hair accessory. If hats and fascinators aren’t your thing, grab a clip, or dressed up bobby pin to elevate your look further. You can’t show up to the races without a statement-making piece.

At the Belmont, be prepared to root hard for your favorite horse, bet a few good times (and a few bad times), and turn heads in your gorgeous look.

After all, New York is the fashion capital, so have fun with your outfit, and have a great time at the races.   I know.  I spent nearly four years on the streets and in the high life.  Loved it.  Lived it.  And, can’t wait to do it again.  Soon.