Find your Spring Rac­ing Car­ni­val style

Our fash­ion ed­i­tor shares her style tips for the up­com­ing Spring Rac­ing Car­ni­val

Northern Rivers Style - - CONTENTS - CASSIE AN­DER­SON

FASH­ION goes hand in hand with rac­ing, and Septem­ber sees the start of the Spring Rac­ing Car­ni­val with the Lis­more and Bal­lina Cups both on the cal­en­dar. It’s a chance to cel­e­brate the end of win­ter and em­brace bold prints, bright and beau­ti­ful colours and re­ally let your per­son­al­ity shine in a stylish and so­phis­ti­cated way.

A day out at the races is the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to feel your best, whether it’s a so­cial oc­ca­sion or you’re gun­ning for the Fash­ions on the Field crown, so em­brace your in­ner fash­ion­ista and have fun with it.

You don’t have to spend a for­tune on your out­fit. There are a huge range of de­sign­ers and bou­tiques across the North­ern Rivers to cater for all bud­gets. Or why not hire a dress from the many choices on­line like Glam Cor­ner, Her Wardrobe or Style The­ory for a frac­tion of the re­tail price. You can also hire ac­ces­sories to achieve a high end look and pair with an ex­ist­ing dress you have or a lower priced op­tion.

Be­fore you be­gin plan­ning your race day out­fit, just check out if there are any dress codes that are spe­cific to the event you plan on at­tend­ing. If a dress code hasn’t been spec­i­fied it’s best to go with some­thing in be­tween cock­tail and smart day­time wear.

To feel your best for the en­tire day, en­sure that you are com­fort­able in what you are wear­ing. Go for dresses with flow­ing skirts and a fit­ted top half – a loose fit­ted sleeve is an easy op­tion too. And if you do go with some­thing that’s fit­ted choose a fabric that has some stretch in it.

Your Spring Rac­ing out­fit just re­quires one last im­por­tant de­ci­sion to com­plete it and that’s a hat, fas­ci­na­tor, crown or head­band. Choose a head piece that not only works with your cloth­ing but is also a re­flec­tion of your per­sonal style too. If you are con­fi­dent or flam­boy­ant give your out­fit some punch with a uniquely shaped fas­ci­na­tor or over­sized hat. If you are more re­served and classic, try a chic head­band or dainty crown.

- I’d love to see your race day looks – tag me on In­sta­gram @cas­sander­son­_style or visit www.cas­sandesron­ and send me a mes­sage.


Fash­ions on the Field con­tes­tants Alla Dimech, Sharl­mane Gold, Ch­eryl Lee and Amie Want at last year’s Bal­lina Cup

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