The Spring Racing Carnival each year is an exciting time to showcase your knowledge of trends whilst also showing off your ultimate personal style. Although every day has it's own traditional dress code (like black and white on Derby Day, and colourful on Cup day) there are still ways you can stand out from the crowd whilst doing so. Read on for some styling tips and trends we've noticed over the last year.
Because Derby Day is traditionally black and white, today is the perfect day to experiment with different textures or silhouette shapes whilst staying to the monochrome palate. If the weather is looking a bit drab, try pairing your most comfy boots with your fabulous dress for an unexpected look. Or mix a lace dress with leather accessories and a sassy headband.
Melbourne Cup Day
The biggest day of the season. Leave no detail forgotten, know your best sides and prepare to rub shoulders with so many fashionable people! Stand out colours with simple accessories look great today. If you're going all out with a statement dress, remember to keep your fascinator and accessories simple. On the other hand, if you're going for a large, unique headpiece keep the rest of your look toned back so that the headpiece does the talking. Bold colours or statement prints are the go to. Today is a great day to wear that colourful lipstick you haven't had the chance to wear yet! #peaceandpout
Otherwise known as family day, this more relaxed day is the perfect time to have some fun dressed up to your own style. You can dress it up or keep it more simple on this day, but of course don't forget to wear a fabulous fascinator! We think, whats the point of going to the races if you're not going to dress up a little bit! (Whats the point of even leaving the house if you're not going to dress up a bit!!) Last year we wore matching all white ensembles with colourful lipsticks and cute fascinators! Our fun studded oversize clutches were a nod to the current trends of the time (2015).
Today we want to inspire you to maximise the wear you get out of your fave maxi skirt, or that glam statement skirt you only wear on special occasions!
Feminine Tulle Skirt + Band Tee = street style hero!
Its all about contrasts in this look! The more voluminous the skirt, make your accessories even more edgy. Think chunky heel boots and striking lipstick colours. Plus, to make this look work in winter, adding a pair of stockings underneath the skirt will let you look cool whilst feeling warm!
Sequin Midi Skirt + T Shirt = day to night perfection
Everyone has a sequin skirt in their cupboard and whether it is worn on high rotation or was a regretful purchase from your teens, this look is perfect for getting more daily wear out of your sequin skirt! Dress down the glam of the sequin skirt with a casual t shirt. Heeled boots make the perfect addition for day activities that might lead into night time fun whilst a pair of brogues or loafers can contrast the feminine nature of the skirt whilst nodding to the masculine trend. Keep accessories simple and let the sparkles do the talking!
Metallic Maxi + Block Heels or Booties = modern day time princess
Summery maxi skirts in awesome metallics make the ultimate statement piece. Make this look more day time approachable by layering with denim shirts or jackets or equally sassy jumpers for cooler days. Block heeled shoes give an unexpected twist! Chunky shoes contrast the "dressed-up-ness" of the metallic skirt whilst a mid heel still makes it dressed up and portrays a confidence in your own personal style!
What's your tip on getting the most out of your statement pieces?