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Race Ready: 3 trends to wear to the Spring Carnival

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Race Ready: 3 trends to wear to the Spring Carnival

Now that our social calendars are back on track and starting to fill up again... there’s another showstopper event coming up – the Spring Racing Carnival. Undoubtedly, the crown jewel of the festival is Melbourne Cup, which is taking place on 2nd November.

Although it may be slightly different this year – more subdued with fewer festivities and fanfare – if you’re heading to a Melbourne Cup celebration, or hosting one at home, we've rounded up some outfit trends that will work perfectly for race day. You'll not only adhere to the infamous dress codes, but also possibly take out Fashions on the Field while you're there.

Bold suiting

Mention spring racing, and we automatically think dresses and heels – however a statement suit can be just as chic and perhaps even more fashion-forward. For Melbourne Cup Day, step out of your comfort zone and into a brightly coloured or printed suit that will put a stylish spin on the dress code. There’s no better way to exude confidence than sporting a fitted one.

Colour on colour

No surprises here: the biggest trend you could wear for Melbourne Cup Day is colour – and we mean plenty of it. Opt for dresses in bold, solid colours and add accessories in equally fun, complementary colours. It's a look that's on-trend, effortless and full of personality. Plus, you'll be able to wear both the dress and the accessories separately again and again.

Statement sleeves

This trend returns season after season and we're not mad about it. Nothing claims the title of “understated drama” quite like a puff shoulder. Roll with a stunning balloon sleeve and a leather skirt or wide-leg pants. We've got an abundance of styles for you to choose from, so you can decide on the appropriate amount of pizzazz needed to brighten your day. Easily paired with any type of heel, it’s the ultimate all-rounder.

Accessorise for spice

Whether you choose to don an elaborate fascinator (you know, for traditions sake) or a subtle set of pearl encrusted hair pins, accessories are a must for spring racing, no matter how casual the event. From padded headbands to timeless, oversized earrings, nothing pulls a look together better than a couple of coordinated embellishments. While a hat is the perfect way to stay oh-so-chic whilst being sun-smart, a silk scarf or hair clip looks equally effortless.

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