Oct 24, 2011

Spring Fling with Melbourne Races

When talking about spring races what girl wouldn't want to get all dressed up and look her best for a day full of sun, champagne, friends oh and lets not forget the horses.

For those of you who have never been to the Melbourne Spring Carnival, this is a must do at least once in your life. For those of you who have never been to Melbourne, Tisk Tisk. For the rest of you who have been and go religiously every year, you know what I mean when I say its the highlight of the year. This once a year carnival is a must for every fashion conscious girls social calendar.

With Melbourne Spring Fashion week strategically placed before the racing carnival begins there are hundreds of hot new outfits for fashionistas to choose from. But even with a new dress, fascinator, shoes, earrings, necklace just to name a few some girls still get it so wrong.

The races are a timeless event, and I have found that a majority of the time when dressing for the races simplicity wins out over girls who go over the top. There are so many elements to a racing outfit, yes you should match everything from your dress to your nails and everything in between, but if you don't cross every t and dot every i with simple timeless beauty you may just have yourself a cringe worthy outfit.  
If you have a black dress try going for accessories with a pop of colour and vice versa if you have colourful dress even out the look with black/cream/silver accessories. Alternatively if you are wearing black, and you want to lighten it match it with a black and white fascinator or hat, this also works well with a cream dress.

The Melbourne races are all about the headpieces, they can either make or break the outfit. When choosing a headpiece think carefully whether the style suits your face and if it will suit the hair style you have in mind. There are many different styles out there so be bold and go for something different.

The spring racing carnival it a time for fun and glamour, have fun with your out fit, but remember to be wise with your choices, don't flock to all the shiny bright thing you see in the stores. Classic timeless beauty is the key.