Men's Fashion: Accessories to stand out

When most people think of the Spring Racing Carnival, they think of three things: the thrill of horse racing, the experience of beautiful Spring days spent at the track and thirdly, the sophistication and glamour of Spring fashion.

While the focus tends to be on the style and trends for women, men's fashion is becoming more and more prominent each Spring Racing Carnival.

For men, the most important detail to begin with is the fit of your suit. Ensure you choose a suit that fits you well by speaking to a tailor. Charcoal, black and pinstripes are outdated and should be left behind! Navy, light grey or maroon are in at the moment and will make you stand out in the Spring Racing Carnival crowd.
Once you have a good fitting suit, make sure to find yourself a fitted shirt. Darker suits should be matched with lighter, pastel coloured shirts and floral patterns are always encouraged in the Spring sunshine.

Once you've got those basics down, next steps are to accessorise. The secret to getting this right is consistency.

Tie and Pocket Square

When it comes to picking a tie to complement your suit, don't look past the old faithful skinny tie. Silk and fabric ties are great, but a woollen tie with a woven texture can really add an extra dynamic to your look. Your tie should complement your suit, whether that's the same colour or a similar colour.

As for pocket squares, only wear one if it matches your tie or compliments your date's dress. Lapels are also making a resurgence and can add something extra to the modern day suit. Make sure you keep it small and relevant to the raceday that you're attending.


Here's your licence to try something completely different. You can match your tie and socks again, but if you want to take a walk on the wild side, opt for a sock that's bright and colourful. Happy Socks are a great option and there are plenty of fancy patterns to choose from.


Sunglasses are very important in the Spring sunshine, and it's not difficult to be stylish in doing so. Polarised lenses, with a slim arm will always look best. This Spring Racing Carnival, look to brands like Rayban and Persol.


To ensure you won't end the day with a pinkish hue wear a hat that will also complement your suit. Opt for something like a Fedora or a Boater hat. Both of them look great with a suit and will provide that much sought after shade.

Dedicating an extra half hour to your outfit will go a long way. The above tips are a great place to start and will help you look your best on the big day! Make sure you use #SpringCarnival to show off your on trends accessories on raceday.