FRESH IS BEST
Fascinators are traditional faves for the races but fresh floral headpieces can wow
When it comes to race wear, fascinators have always been, well … very fascinating to me.
I think it might be the fact that the chances of them going wrong are usually a lot higher than them going right.
While there’s no doubt that racing screams a chance to don a headpiece like no other event out there, it’s always good to think of the best way to execute it.
In my opinion, this season may be calling to ditch the traditional fascinators and head to the florist for a fresh floral headpiece arrangement.
After all, what better way to nod to the ‘spring’ racing carnival than with a celebration of the blooming spring produce?
Other pluses include: emanating a stunning natural fragrance and embracing the natural world around us which, let’s face it, can often be overlooked by humanity.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting a basic flower crown that is normally reserved for clogging up Instagram feeds but a slightly more creative take on fleurs on the head. There’s a multitude of places to look for inspiration, as plenty of fashion brands have been repping this exact idea of late. Take a look at the Rodarte SS18 runway show or the Dolce & Gabbana campaign in Capri (pictured) or even Mediterranean jewellery brand Keef Palas (keefpalas.com), which sells dried flower earrings. You simply can’t go past Frida Kahlo’s take on floral headpieces – she’s seriously the OG of the look.