On trend and raceday ready

On trend and raceday ready

Get ready to 'wow' this winter race season with the latest trends!

By Christie Sutherland | 6th May 2015

UBET Cup Carnivale Day | May 9

The first race day of the Brisbane Racing Carnival welcomes an eclectic combination of bright and bold colours as ladies are encouraged to be creative with rich seasonal jewel tones. Making appearances across Fashion Week runaways and a tone perfect for being track-side is the ever-flattering cobalt blue. The eye-catching shade is a statement; easily teamed with striking neutrals, patterned separates, sleek metallics or boldly colour blocked. Cobalt blue has the ability to be worn adventurously or classically. Don’t get caught up in thinking that structured and bright equals summery florals, embrace the elegance of winter race day fashion this Cup Day.

Yeojin Bae Bonded satin helena dress $550, Myer; Anabila pump $319, Ted Baker; Mystic cape $199,95, Sheike; Faux leather circle skirt $129.95, Seed Heritage; Drifter shoulder bag in calf leather POA, Coach

Yeojin Bae Bonded satin helena dress $550, Myer; Anabila pump $319, Ted Baker; Mystic cape $199,95, Sheike; Faux leather circle skirt $129.95, Seed Heritage; Drifter shoulder bag in calf leather POA, Coach

James Boags’ Premium Doomben 10,000 day | May 15

With the dress code being a touch of metallic, this is sure to be one of the most glamorous days of the Racing Carnival. The Doomben 10,000 Day is always a stellar day of racing, and is sure to be a highlight for the Fashions on the Field. Whether silver, gold, bronze or a rose gold sheen is your element of choice, your look is sure to be glamorous. Make them the focus by pairing your accessories with a neutral palette. If you do wish to modernize your look, opt for a wool fedora over a fascinator and a leather biker style jacket opposed to a coat. These small elements will add an exciting edge to your look, changing the overall aesthetic. If you bet on anything this day, it should be that you look a million bucks.

Felt fedora, $59.95, Seed Herritage; Kinetica drop earring $129, Gridlock medium pouch $179, Mimco; Sammie dress $199, Saba; Daphane brushed leather heel $199.95, Wittner

Felt fedora, $59.95, Seed Herritage; Kinetica drop earring $129, Gridlock medium pouch $179, Mimco; Sammie dress $199, Saba; Daphane brushed leather heel $199.95, Wittner

 

Treasury Casino & Hotel Ladies Oaks Day | May 30

True to its name, Ladies Oaks Day celebrates all things feminine and beautiful. The dress code features a soft pastel colour palette, with elements of florals, lace, feathers and muted prints. This sophisticated style is anything but boring, an ethereal approach to race wear that will make every lady feel just as lovely as they look. A classic cut blouse is a perfect item to build your outfit on, making it easy to play around with clashing patterns that will put a twist on your look. For a practical yet chic addition include a stunning jacket to complete your look. On Ladies Oaks Day, ladies really do come first.

Acid floral skirt $99.95, Bardot; Silk lips shirt $179, Marcs; Elvena light brown heel $289,  ; Play it again aliceband $59.95, Mimco

Acid floral skirt $99.95, Bardot; Silk lips shirt $179, Marcs; Elvena light brown heel $289, Keira bag $189, Ted Baker; Play it again aliceband $59.95, Mimco

 

AAMI Stradbroke Day | June 6

Fashion and luxury come together on the prestigious final day of the Brisbane Racing Cup Carnival. The AAMI Stradbroke Day dress code is a classic combination of black and white with a touch of red. A monochromatic ensemble with red accents is a regal look of total sophistication. Incorporating a bold pattern will make your outfit stand out from crowd. Add a playful contrast by accessorising with a hat opposed to a more traditional headpiece. Let your style speak for itself with a less is more approach the rest of your accessories and put your own spin on classic fashion this race day.

The spliced jacquard dress $395, The white double wrap belt $145, The jet ring $95, The crystal ring $85, Cue; Elvena pumpo $289, Carina fedora $109, Ted Baker; Sienna patent waist belt $69, Saba; Ilona Leather Biker Jacket $420, Sambag

The spliced jacquard dress $395, The white double wrap belt $145, The jet ring $95, The crystal ring $85, Cue; Elvena pumpo $289, Carina fedora $109, Ted Baker; Sienna patent waist belt $69, Saba; Ilona Leather Biker Jacket $420, Sambag

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Article by Christie Sutherland

Christie Sutherland is a former editor of Style Magazines. To her, limits are there to be pushed and there is always a time for polka dots and a piccolo. Do it with love or not at all, that’s all.

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