Now even if you have someone to impress, Race Day is not the time to break out those new wedges you've been dying to wear...but you may not want to show up in your Jeff Gordon get up either (plus, he's Nascar...duh!). What you'll want to do is dress for the occasion...and be sure that if your clothes did get dirty or sweaty you're not going to yell at your neighbor in the in field "Hey this is dry clean only!"
Below I've put together a great race day look for just under $75. By looking at some of my favorite affordable retail shops, I've combined some basics (that you may already have in your closet) with a little pop of color to keep you looking fresh all day.
I'm a huge fan of these shorts from Old Navy, and the bow detail and fresh navy color make it a staple for your summer wardrobe. This style can be dressed up or down, so for race day throw on your favorite racerback tank for more coverage and lots of comfort. I love this style from Penney's because the straps aren't too thick - making it less likely that you'll end up with super crazy tan lines!
Instead of your usual flip flops, opt for a sporty espadrille like this version from Airwalk for Payless. There will be lots of traffic off the track as well, so you'll want to protect your tootsies (and your recent pedi) as much as possible!
Lastly, throw on some fun accessories to give your outfit a twist. I'm a big fan of these rubber Ray Ban Wayfarer knock offs from Target - only $12.50! Then you won't have to feel bad if the bright color doesn't go with everything (although I love my bright shades!). For all of the "food and drinks" you may be lugging in, pick up a shopper's tote like this one from Forever 21. The fun print adds spunk to any outfit, and for $1.50 you won't be discouraged if you leave it behind. A great pair of earrings (I recommend studs so you don't lose them) and a fun bangle like this one from Forever 21 gives you the extra edge so that makes you look effortless.
Comfort? Check. Inexpensive? Check. Ready for racing? Oh yeah...