Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Dressing for the Races: Our Style Tips

The Spring racing carnival is here and it's the best time of the year to get dressed up! I love race wear style as it emphasises head-to-toe dressing incorporating hats and headwear. Traditionally there are dress guidelines to follow when planning your outfit especially if you intend on entering Fashions on the Field and I love this because it means fashionistas nation wide pay close attention to every little detail when putting together their outfits. 

In preparation for this year's biggest race days I have turned to the who's who of trackside glamour for inspiration and have put together some handy tips to keep in mind when planning your outfit.

This is the race day to turn embrace your elegance and think chic, sleek and refined. When it comes to style, this is my favourite race day as the traditional black and white dress code evokes elegance and creativity with choice of flattering silhouettes, textures and details. 

Stylist Tip: Go for modern pieces and look to current trends for inspiration. Show a little more skin or try a pant suit as you will still look the part provided you follow the black and white dress code.

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The most popular day on the racing calendar and the day where you can really step up your style and be bold. Melbourne cup is all about colour and pushing the boundaries of traditional race wear and having fun with your head wear - which is what race day style is all about!

Stylist Tip: Dare to be different and challenge your own individual style rules and have fun with your outfit! Don't know where to start? Then try sticking to a feature element as your base - such as a headpiece, crazy shoes or a bright coloured dress and plan the rest of your outfit around that element. If you are a little colour shy (like me) try sticking to a monochromatic look (one colour) or block colours of two or three complementary colours.



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A race day for the ladies and host to the fashions on the field finals which makes this day as much about fashion as the racing itself. What a perfect day to indulge your inner lady and embrace your femininty and also celebrate Spring. Think pastels, girly spring colours, lace, soft silks, flowers and spring inspired headwear.

Stylist Tip: Treat yourself and look into a bespoke headpiece in beautiful spring inspired textures such as sinamay, mesh, flowers or add a hint of sparkle with a jeweled head piece. If you are not a fan of girly silhouettes opt for a tailored or body con dress to embrace your femininity and simply add a pink or red lip.



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Tell us, what are you wearing to the Races?

By Sofia Polak xo


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