Back a winner on and off the track
The Winter racing carnival is nearly upon us and sees it kick off late April in Brisbane.
It includes races such as the Doomben cup, Kingsford Smith Cup, Oaks day and the Stradbroke Handicap.
Melbourne also welcomes the Memsie stakes day whilst Sydney has the Winx stakes in August.
The horses don't have to be the only thing winning, we'll help you to be trackside ready in the perfect winter racing ensemble every time.
WINTER RACING GUIDELINES
When selecting the style of your outfit, check for an appropriate length, not more than a few inches above the knee. For winter it is also recommended to have covered shoulders.
Choose a colour theme that you want to wear which will help the outfit to come together. Match your hat, bag, and accessories to your colour scheme to co coordinate your look and make sure it complements each other.
This years racing colours are bronze, copper and rose golds which also match back beautifully with Burgundys and creams. All black is generally considered too somber for the race wear category and should be avoided.
A hat or headwear is a must and completes your racing look. Winter options include pillbox styles, fascinators made with felt and berets. It doesn’t need to be huge but should match in with the colour scheme that you have chosen for your outfit.
Closed shoes are great for winter racing as they can be worn with stockings to help keep you warm on colder days. Leather gloves
are also welcomed and add a finishing touch to your winter racing outfit.
It’s all about the bold and the beautiful for this race day. We love this theme for the frivolity and fun we can incorporate into our winter styling. Although we
love deep and moody tones, shaking things up with bright colours will be a feast for the eyes at the racetrack.
Co-ordinating pant suit styles are great for this day with a fedora to add a pop of colour. We love the Sartorial Diplomacy Dress for its jewel tones with with a pop of colour.
Celebrate your girly side for this race day with florals, soft tones and elegant silhouettes. Embrace those traditional feminine styles and romantic more suble colours for this day.
We’re loving the subtle yet striking colours in the Grandiflora Wrap dress, adding a wintery edge to the theme.
Stradbroke and Stakes Day
As the finale to the racing carnival, Stradbroke Day is your time to go out with a bang! Black and white is an inherently classic and glamourous theme, and the
pops of red add to that old Hollywood style.
Incorporating some glitz and glam is perfect for this embellishment themed day. Sequins, beading, lace or embossed fabrics are great options. It’s all about embracing the finer details for this day, so make sure you pay particular attention to your fabrics and embellishments whether it be in your garments or accessories. We love the Emporium Dress (emerald) as pictured for it's flexible fit and textured lurex fabric.