Spring racing season fashions

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WHAT TO WEAR TO IMPRESS IN FASHIONS ON THE FIELD

Spring Racing Season is here, and with different dress codes for different events it can be confusing to work out an outfit that still complements your personal style. Here’s what we’ll be wearing trackside on Derby Day, Melbourne Cup and Oaks Day!

DERBY DAY

On the Saturday before Melbourne Cup, thousands upon thousands of Australian’s file into racetracks across the country, donned in their finest black and white numbers. How do you stand out from the crowd? There are a couple of ways you can shine whilst keeping to the dress code:

Wear a dress or jumpsuit that has unique detailing, like this ruffled number. (see pg 23 of Lifestyle QLD Magazine October issue)

Go bold with your accessories – a large felt hat with a bow detail, a coloured gemstone drop earring or playful shoes.

Incorporate some colour with your makeup, like a red lip.

It may be tempting to deviate from the dress code, but you will stand out for all the wrong reasons. By incorporating one or more of those simple tricks, you’ll still make an impression on Derby Day.

THE MELBOURNE CUP

It’s the racing event of the year (and let’s be real, the social event of the year too).

In my opinion, Melbourne Cup is the one racing event when you can dress as extravagantly as you like, without being judged or looked at funny. It’s why I have chosen this lilac suit for a Melbourne Cup look (see pg 23 of Lifestyle QLD Magazine October issue) – not only is this purple hue the ‘it’ colour for Spring, the head to toe colour blocking of a powersuit is bound to turn some heads. Don’t be afraid to go bold with your shoe and fascinator choice, either.

OAKS DAY

Oaks Day, commonly referred to as Ladies Day is all about beauty, femininity, style and grace. We love this two piece option for that reason (see above) – the floral skirt gives it a touch of femininity while the longer hemlines give a graceful look. Clashing red and pink together is a popular option for Spring and Summer, which gives this outfit a playful edge without being too daring. Since the wow factor is in the ruffle detailing and bold colour pairing, play down your hair by tying it back in a low ponytail with a silk scarf.