Whether you're travelling to the heart of it or watching from your local wine bar, there's nothing like the spring racing carnivals to put you in the mood for feeling fabulous. There's fashion, food, Champagne, a little bit of good-natured gambling... what more could a girl want?!
It's so much fun to see each woman's interpretation of race wear fashion and how they make it their own. So do your research, but go with what feels right for you. Here are some accessory ideas to get you started...
This race season is all about structure and architecture, so leave the flower crowns at home for this one. It’s all about the geometric shape this year, and this made-to-order stunner from Balyck is simple enough to go with any frock but impressive enough to replace a fascinator. It features miniature malocchio (‘evil eye’) charms, which are used to protect and rid the wearer from ailments and evil spirits – and hopefully bad luck!
Shop the Look: Balyck’s Chained Headpiece
Just like its more subdued sisters, the stud, the statement earring will never go out of style. There is a pair to suit everyone and every look. Whether you go for the ear cuff, the hoop or the glitzy drop, it will draw attention to your beautiful face and jawline. Keep your frock a solid colour when going for the glitz like Mezi, or accessorise a printed dress with a simple but fab metal look, such as Luv AJ or White Label.
The layered choker look is an amazing trend for the spring races. Try a beautiful dainty piece mixed with the toughness of a leather choker – or the other way round: a metal choker mixed with a soft look. This is a great way to use some of your current pieces and bring them up to date.