FROCKS AND FASCINATORS ARE STILL A FAVOURITE, BUT POWER SUITING STANDS OUT FROM A FASHIONABLE FIELD THIS SPRING CARNIVAL
The best tip for spring racing style? Suit yourself. From the everelegant black and white of Derby day to exuberant Cup colour, there’s plenty of fashion fun to be had within the race-day rules.
Robina Town Centre senior marketing manager Melissa Shaw says strong suiting is shaping up as a favourite.
“For more daring dressers, embrace your inner boss lady and roll on to the racecourse in a beautifully tailored power suit,” she says. “Style a suit with a wide-brim hat and layered gold necklaces for a bold yet sophisticated aesthetic.”
If sweet is more your style, suit the season in delicate lace or broderie anglaise in sorbet shades.
“Complete this look with straw, raffia or wicker accessories, like a small basket bag and some adorable espadrilles,” Melissa says.
Whether carefully draped or perfectly fitted, one-shouldered silhouettes are also popular. And you don’t have to follow the pack when it comes to fascinators.
“For an on-trend alternative, reach for a straw hat in various shades or sizes, or for the more feminine fashionista, go for a gilded or delicate floral headband,” Melissa says. “To really ace your spring racing style, consider the elements and how the weather may affect your overall look.
“Styling pieces with this in mind will allow you to feel confident with whatever the day brings.
“Choose secure hats and headpieces in case the wind picks up, opt for a sturdy heel or wedge for comfort and practicality (no one likes to sink into the grass) and be clever with your approach to beauty.
“Matte lipstick, SPF, translucent powder and waterproof mascara have suitable staying power.”
KOOKAI JACKET, $200, AND PANTS, $150; FALLEN BROKEN STREET HAT AVAILABLE FROM THE HAT STORE, $109.95; WITCHERY SHOES, $185; KOOKAI CLUTCH, $70; LOVISA EARRINGS, $10.99, AND RING, $10.99; AND FOREVER NEW NECKLACE, $24.99.
SHEIKE DRESS, $199.95, AND HAT, $79.95; WITCHERY SHOES, $185; KOOKAI CLUTCH, $90; LOVISA EARRINGS, $10.99; AND KOOKAI RING, $25, AND BRACELET, $35.
FOREVER NEW DRESS, $169.99, AND HEADBAND, $39.99; WITCHERY SHOES, $185; FOREVER NEW CLUTCH, $49.99; AND LOVISA EARRINGS, $10.99.