Tuesday, January 31, 2012

NASCAR In Heels: "Let's Hear it For the Boys"

The Great American Sport through the eyes of a single girl

"Hey DW, does this ring match my outfit? Ahh, who cares...I won the Daytona 500, I won the Daytona 500!"
Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images for Phoenix International Raceway
Typically men’s fashion takes a backseat to that of women. For the most part, this is rightfully so; women spend hours shopping, reading magazines, and watching fashion television shows. Whether you’re a “fashionista” or not I’m sure you have experienced one or all of these. However, this week in NASCAR in Heels I am going to be putting men’s fashion in the drivers seat, pun intended!

After my post regarding Samantha Busch’s fashion I had a couple requests to do something similar to accommodate the men, the “fashionistos” of the NASCAR world, if you will. This of course had me thinking, what would I like to see a guy wear to the racetrack? I have kept style and comfort in the forefront here, as well as keeping in mind the casual atmosphere.

I have created two of my own outfits, and replicated one worn by a very popular name in NASCAR!

Outfit No. 1: Casual “Fan-wear”

The Clothes: This outfit is super casual and perfect for a day at the races! The layers leave many options regarding weather, all while looking stylish! I have started off with a graphic tee  from the NASCAR online store. This is a great way to show your support for your favorite driver, without it overpowering your entire outfit! You would obviously substitute your favorite driver’s shirt, and if you want you could just wear a plain tee, or graphic tee. The jeans are from oldnavy.com. They are just your average jeans, nothing too edgy. Lastly, I have found a light cardigan sweater from Forever 21, yes they have men’s clothes! Honestly guys, there’s nothing wrong with wearing a sweater like this! Come on, doesn’t that outfit look good?

The Shoes: I chose a simple pair of slip-on skateboard shoes that I found on Amazon. They look comfortable, and still go along well with the “style” of the outfit!

The Accessories: I just went with a simple watch  and sunglasses for this outfit. I always like a guy who wears a watch! They look good, and then they can always tell you the time! And, they won’t be late! Now for the sunglasses, I chose a simple pair of aviators; yes, they are obviously my favorite style for men! Very handsome…borderline studly!

Total Cost: $119 – This includes everything – 6 items!

Outfit No. 2: Casual, Yet Sophisticated 

The Clothes: This is another outfit that has plenty of layers and is perfect for a day at the track! This one steps it up a notch in terms of fashion. I chose a nice pair of khaki pants from American Eagle Outfitters. You don’t always have to wear jeans at the track! I paired them with a simple white tee and button-up shirt from Forever 21. Both of these for less than $15…what a steal! These can be worn as is, and make a nice, sophisticated, classy outfit for the day. I have also included a lightweight v-neck sweater that would look great over top of the button up, just in case it was a little chilly out!

The Shoes: For this one I found a nice, simple pair of loafers from Amazon.com. These look like they would be very comfortable for a day of walking, and yet again, they are still stylish!

The Accessories: For this outfit I decided to use accessories that are just a touch more on the “edgy” side. I have again chosen a watch from Target and sunglasses from Forever 21. This watch has a bit of a “distressed” look to it and the sunglasses are a bit “funkier” with the plastic brown frames.

This may not be the outfit all NASCAR fans would chose for a day at the track, but I think it is very sharp. Still a comfortable option, and you will definitely stand out in something like this!

Total Cost: $119 – This is for 7 items!

Outfit No. 3: Jimmie’s Summer/Beach Wear 

The Clothes: Here Jimmie Johnson is wearing a simple pair of shorts and a t-shirt. I chose to use this outfit because of its versatility; Jimmie is wearing it on the beach, but you could easily wear something like this during those hot summer months at the track. The shorts are from Oldnavy and the t-shirt is from Forever 21. These are both very simple pieces you could find almost anywhere! Although I didn’t include it, you could also pair some sort of sweater or jacket here just in case you need it! (Can you tell I’ve had some cold and rainy days at the track?) My only advice is to avoid a hoodie; it will take you from being a handsome, casual man, to a seventh grader going back to school!

The Shoes: I have included two options here. I found a pair quite similar to Jimmie’s on Amazon.com These casual sneakers would suffice at the track and may be better than the flip-flops that I also have here. However, on a very hot day, and if you are one who can wear sandals all day, these flip-flops may be for you!

The Accessories: The only accessory I have included here is sunglasses  that I found on Sunglass Warehouse that are very similar to Jimmie’s! Come on, Jimmie doesn’t need accessories when he’s got that little cutie on his arm!

Total Cost: $84 (That’s with both pairs of shoes!!!)

With the season fast-approaching hopefully these outfits will help when deciding your racetrack wardrobe! These are some great deals! In the first two outfits, there are nice shoes and a watch! Those items alone usually cost more than the entire outfit! Let me know what your faves are, and the style-route you choose to take at the track! I will end this post by quoting Mark Twain, “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” Happy shopping!!



Holly Strain is bringing her spin on the NASCAR world to Skirts and Scuffs, as she says, it is The Great American Sport through the eyes of a single girl. Holly is a Canadian-born writer currently studying Publicity and Public Relations through the University of Toronto. Feel free to contact Holly on Twitter.

4 comments :

Marvelous, funny, light hearted and informative now we won’t embarrass our wives at the track, with what we wear anyway.

Outfit number two actually works for me. I would want my boyfriend to wear that for a change. I wonder if there are accessories like these in mens jewelry NYC stores.

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