Race Day Fashion – Melbourne Cup

Race Day Fashion – Melbourne Cup

Race Day Fashion - Melbourne Cup

One of the most fashion forward events of the year, Melbourne Cup is galloping up fast and this year craves instagram worthy styles that onlookers will be drooling over.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival in Brisbane last month showcased the Spring/Summer season trends and we are ready to transform these looks into trackside style. We are seeing this years trends moving away from the traditional silhouettes encouraging a more relaxed style this Melbourne Cup Season.  Get ready for Playful prints, femine lines, power suits and “IT” girl beauty.

If you’re looking to use playful prints think fun, floaty and feminine. Romantic silhouettes where on the runway this season with bishop sleeves, hip hugging mermaid-like midi skirts and relaxed waistlines.  I encourage you to make a spring statement by print clashing in two pieces style that boasts colour .

Looking for more feminine lines? Structure is not everyone’s cup of tea and this trend is something to be admired when styled effortlessly. Soft peaches, lemon hues and pastel blues are on the radar and why not be a little playful with asymmetrical hemlines and a relaxed shapes. Your look can be completed with a brimmed hat and oversized earrings.

A big stand out this year on the fashion circuit was the Power Suit and this is one style I love.  Nothing says confidences like a well tailored suit and designers are changing the way a suit is defined and stepping it up to incorporate the modern #GirlBoss in all of us. It’s Melbourne Cup so it’s all about colour, why not step out in style in a colourful power suit.

This season we are stepping away from the traditional millinery pieces and embracing the fresh flower look.  What I love about this is your can create bespoke pieces that really add magic to your race day outfit and for a fraction of the price!  Get the colours you want to match your outfit. Just be careful though, it is bee-mating season LOL.

With Fashions on the Field, it doesn’t just stop with your outfit, keep on point with your make up too.  Dewy skin is an easy go to for race day.  Depending your what outfit you are wearing, you may need a bold lip which means keeping your eye makeup on the lighter side.  In the words of Napoleon Perdis– Less is More!

What about the men I hear you say.  It’s no longer about the suit, but about the combination of accessories that is going to make the men but their best foot forward.  Trending in the suit scene is deep royal blue with fine lines or checks. Don’t forget the pocket square and this year, the man brooch is here! From bumble bees to dragonflies, gold and diamond deer heads to golden beetles, your imagination is limitless when it comes to accessorizing your race day look.

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