Indy 500 Style Guide

What to Wear to the Indy 500

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. The Indianapolis 500 is (almost) here, and we’re ready to pile on the race gear. Whether you choose to spend race day partying in the infield or enjoying the view from the Speedway stands, we’ve got the styles you want and the shades you need. Read on to see some of our favorite locally-inspired looks for the best day in Indy.

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For the Guys

Indy 500 Style

We can’t get enough of this Indianapolis 500 tee from Indianapolis local company, Naptown tees. Add a cool pair of bright active shorts to help beat the heat, throw on our Granger shades, and you’re ready to roll … Or at least tailgate in style.

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Indy 500 Style

Nothing screams infield party more than this 80’s-inspired racer shirt from Hayes and Taylor. Top off your race-day look with some sneakers, a hat, and of course a sleek pair of sports shades. We prefer the Renegade for a cool, ready-for-anything look.

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For the Gals

Indy 500 Style
You’ll be queen of the Snake Pit in this throwback tee from Home Shirts. Add some funky style to your race day look with this faux-lather fringe backpack to carry all your stuff for the day (sunscreen, water, more sunscreen…) and top it all of with our red Elan sunglasses.

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Indy 500 Style
Another local favorite, United State of Indiana has a wide selection of easy, breezy tanks and tees that are perfect for the Indy 500. No race-day look is complete without cut-off denim shorts and sneakers. Finally, add a pair of our favorite aviators, the Admiral, to complete this effortless look.

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Looking for more Indy 500 tips and tricks? Check out our tailgating checklist below. It’s got everything you need (and more) for a perfect day at the track.

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