1. Yellow and Purple
Yellow and purple are on trend for the Spring Racing Carni val. The colour combination packs impact and is a little more interesting than the usual black, white and red combos.
GET THE LOOK: Taree Birse Amalee Dress
GC Fashion Incubator Store, Sanctuary Cove Shopping Village, Sanctuary Cove, QLD 4212
The Tribune Brisbane, 164 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006 (www.thetribunebrisbane.com.au)
Traffic Driven By Style, 5/459 Old Cleveland Rd, Camp Hill, Qld 4152 (www.trafficdrivenbystyle.com.au)
Fascinators are again the must-have accessory for this year’s racing season. And there is absolutely something for everybody! Whether you want something simple or outrageous, expensive or budget, there is a Brisbane designer/boutique that has already thought of it.
GET THE LOOK:
Nelson Molloy Couture Fascinators (Nelson Molloy, 717 Ann St, Fortitude Valley www.nelsonmolloy.com.au)
Alexandra Harper Haute Couture Millenary (www.alexandraharper.com.au)
3. Protect those shoes!
If you are wearing any kind of fabric shoes (i.e. suede, silk, polyester) you really must protect them with some kind of water repellent and fabric protector. It will stop any kind of moisture from the grass ruining your shoes and means they will live to see another event!
GET THE LOOK: Water and Stain Protector (available at any good shoe repair shop)
Ruffles add volume and texture to your outfit and are visually interesting. These are great if you need to wear a more structured outfit (potentially to hide Winter’s indulgences).
GET THE LOOK: Seduce (Shop 372 Westfield Shopping Centre Cnr Gympie & Hamilton Road, Chermside)
If you like to play it safe on the colour front but want to stand out against a black and white crowd… add colour through your accessories! A bright matching shoe and bag combo will create interest and get your style noticed!
GET THE LOOK:
Jules & Roc Shop 12/65 James Street, Fortitude Valley (www.julesroc.com.au)
Nine West Shop 127, 91 Queen Street, Brisbane (www.ninewest.com.au)
6. Bold Prints
If you love to make a loud statement a bold print will certainly take you there. Our tip is to keep the accessories simple to avoid getting it totally wrong.
GET THE LOOK: Foxton Danger (www.foxtondanger.com.au)