Do you feel the need for speed?
Shoppers, start your engines and gear up for the racing fashion trend. The style began picking up speed roughly two years ago when Ferrari released its debut clothing collection and pumped a little bit of Formula 1 into high fashion. Balmain, Dior, Diesel and Louis Vuitton Menswear quickly followed and soon after, circuit-centric attire began infiltrating street style trends with high collars, bright hues and leather accoutrements.
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Achieving the aesthetic is quite simple. A cool pair of shades is the safest entry point, while a good racer jacket (new or vintage) completes any look with minimal effort. And for a little extra va-va-vroom, opt for a checkerboard print or some stripes.
Below we’ve curated a starter kit to help you nail the racing fashion trend.
A version of this article first appeared in FASHION’s March 2023 issue. Find out more here.