As the 2016 Spring Racing Carnival kicks it up a gear, we've put together the looks to watch out for this year as seen on some of the country's most fashionable celebs.
The statement sleeve trend started to trickle through in 2015, worn by the likes of Mimi Elashiry and Jennifer Hawkins, and it’s only going to be more prominent during the 2016 Spring Racing Carnival. Mimi is sporting an Ellery number, the designer who is renowned for this specific trend, where she’s made the sleeves the standout whereas Jen has opted to overshadow her knee-length sleeves with a wide-brimmed lace hat.
We can thank iconic shoe designer Sophia Webster for this shoe design with a butterfly heel. These two racegoers were fluttering around the track, with one creating a bold statement in bumble bee black and yellow while the other making the metamorphosis mark more chic with it simply adding a touch of gold to her bright raceday dress.
When you’re so focused on finding a fascinator, sometimes jewellery can be left until the last minute. Opt to make jewellery a key feature of your look by pulling out your biggest and boldest earrings. Ashley Hart’s entire outfit is a pop of bright colour and her on-trend pom-pom earrings piece together the final piece of her look’s puzzle. Whereas Kathryn Kelly sports a minimalist black slip dress and dresses it up with some shoulder-sweeping gold earrings.
LUSTING OVER LACE
Lace is a reoccurring textile when it comes to Spring Carnival every year due to its feminine feel. Holly Titherridge chooses to channel this feminine angle with a pure white draped dress paired with a Chanel bag and delicate hairpiece. On the other hand, Margaret Zhang manages to morph the textile into her own androgynous style with lots of layering, matched with thigh-high lace up boots.
UNDER THE VEIL
Another fascinator trend that continues to pop-up during Spring Carnival is the fine-netted veil across the face. Spring Carnival Contributor Vydia Rishie adds a unique touch to this otherwise traditional trend with a structured bow on top of the headband – making it the ultimate style statement. Stephanie Spencer finds the perfect Derby Day black floral topped veil to pair back with her contrasting white dress.
This raceday trend is both on-trend and practical. A wide brimmed hat will top off your trackside look as well as keep you shaded from the Spring sun. Kate Waterhouse opted for an extremely wide brim that completes her sophisticated two-piece outfit while Emily Hall went for a structured boater that ties up around her neck to make it raceday appropriate.
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