If you missed the full recap of my first Daytona 500 experience, you can check it out here. Today is all about #3 on my race day tips: what to wear. Each year, the Daytona 500 takes place in February, so you never know what the weather will hold, even though you're in Florida. Luckily, the Southeast was having an amazing heat wave at the end of last month, so I got to bust out a summer outfit favorite. Of course, I made sure to also layer up with a jean jacket earlier in the day. We got there at 7:30am as the sun was coming up and didn't leave until 7pm, after the sun set, so we had a wide range of temperatures. Out in our seats and down on the in field, the sun was shining, but under the stands, the wind was whipping, so it ranged at least 10 degrees, depending on where you were.
romper (similar still available) ||| sunnies ||| nail polish ||| hair elastics ||| earrings ||| bangle ||| sneakers
All of my friends who had previously been to a race told me that closed-toed shoes and sunnies were must-wears, so I obviously chose my favorites Chuck Taylors and a pair of my new favorite sunglasses from Nectar. They're a Charleston-based company with proceeds from each pair sold going to repopulate honeybees across the U.S. I love local companies, especially those with a philanthropic mission.