TRACK THE TRENDS

YOU DON’T NEED A MAR­QUEE IN­VITE TO JOIN THE FEAST FOR FASH­ION LOVERS THAT IS SPRING RAC­ING. STYLIST KIM­BERLY GARD­NER SHARES SIX TRENDS THAT ARE A SURE BET

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1. MAKE IT MONO­CHROME

Head-to-toe mono­chrome is your style ticket for Derby Day. “Re­mem­ber when wear­ing black and white, the key to mak­ing a state­ment is with millinery or the sil­hou­ette of your out­fit,” Kim­berly says. “David Jones has a stun­ning range of Ford Millinery pieces that will make your out­fit stand out among the crowd and Gin­ger & Smart’s Shut­ter fit­ted dress is per­fect to add a lit­tle dra­matic flair to your Derby Day out­fit.”

2. KEEP IT PRETTY IN PASTEL

The pastel trend em­braces a soft pal­ette of rose quartz, green lily and seren­ity blue. “Pas­tels are so much fun to play with for spring rac­ing, es­pe­cially in shoes,” Kim­berly says. “Re­mem­ber to keep it dainty when choos­ing your footwear. Tony Bianco has an im­pres­sive range of pastel heels.”

3. DARE TO SHINE

You can use the em­bel­lished metallics trend as an ac­ces­sory guide, for ex­am­ple adding a touch of gold jew­ellery from Sass & Bide to your mono­chrome out­fit, or go all out with a daz­zling em­bel­lished dress. Kim­berly says Man­ning Cartell’s Flo­ral Alchemy dress with gold clipped jacquard flo­ral em­bel­lish­ments is a win­ner, par­tic­u­larly paired with their glis­ten­ing gold Snap­shot heel.

4. GO BOLD WITH COLOUR

Whether it’s a rich red two-piece from Carla Zam­patti or Scan­lan & Theodore’s sap­phire crepe knit ruf­fle dress, the key to this look is com­mit­ment. “From head to toe you need to make each piece match,” Kim­berly says. “Wit­tner has some fab­u­lous, eye­catch­ing colours in their Di­ablo heel to match your out­fit. Don’t for­get to bring your con­fi­dence when rock­ing this trend – be bold.”

5. BE A BLUSH­ING BEAUTY

Noth­ing is more beau­ti­ful in spring then blush tones, es­pe­cially for Oaks Day. “This neu­tral tone can be quite strik­ing when paired with less in­tense shades, such as sil­ver or soft emer­ald greens. Mor­ri­son has a gor­geous se­lec­tion of blush silks for you to try, which you can pair with rose gold metal­lic heels from Gin­ger & Smart. For ex­tra drama, add a strik­ing fas­ci­na­tor piece such as Mimco’s Ig­ni­tion Fas­ci­na­tor or Witch­ery’s sil­ver crys­tal El­iz­a­beth hair clip.”

6. FALL FOR FLO­RALS

From black and white prints to vi­brant em­broi­dery, flo­rals are a favourite with race­go­ers. “This year hit the mark with Zim­mer­man’s Painted Heart tier dress, or go bright and bold flo­ral with Thur­ley’s range,” Kim­berly says. “The Lu­m­i­neer crown from Mimco or their Botan­ica drop ear­rings are the per­fect pieces to match a flo­ral en­sem­ble.”

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