Friday, October 19, 2012

Spring Racing Carnival

It's Spring Racing season and women across Australia are gearing up for the big day, selecting dresses, hats, bags, hair-do's and shoes that match for their perfect Melbourne Cup look. Whether it's an office party or you're lucky enough to be going to the Melbourne Cup yourself City Chic has you covered for all your Spring Racing dress needs, from Derby Day's classic black and white to fun floral pieces perfect for a warm sunny day at the races.

FLOWER POWER
Floral print is a big trend this season, but the truth is it is always in for Spring! These four fab floral dresses are all perfect for the races teamed with just the right accessories. This year expect to see flowers make a millinery comeback, thanks in part to Lana Del Rey's love of a good floral headband, make your own or search etsy for a crafty bargain. Go bold with your nails with a different pastel colour on each nail. Delicate heels are the way to go with a light floral dress but make them a statement piece by choosing a shade that matches the print of your dress. Pink lipstick is always cute. Acrylic clutches are all the rage, again scour etsy for a unique handmade piece. 


CLASSIC LACE 
Lace is a chic way to look elegant on race day. Pair a lace dress with a vintage clutch and simple nude strappy heels for a timeless look. Classic jewellery will complement the look, think art deco in style like the City Chic ring above. A nude manicure won't need to be removed for work the next day. Opt for a more traditional hat or fascinator - think lace, feathers in nudes and black to complete your look.


DERBY DAY
The black and white dress code for Derby Day always reminds me of Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, that big beautiful hat and gown that she wore and how elegant she looked. I think the best way to replicate that timeless look is by keeping your accessories minimal and making your dress and hat do all the talking. These four black and white numbers by City Chic are certainly up to the task, now all you need to do is find the perfect hat to finish the look. 


50's PIN-UP
The 50's Pin-Up look is never out of style and boy do City Chic have some dreamy rockabilly dresses this season. Grab your hot rollers and create a 50's bombshell up-do to pin your vintage hat to, there are lots of tutorials on youtube if you need some help. Some red lippy and some classic pumps complete the look.


Are you excited for the Spring Racing Carnival? Are you going to any of the race days? If so what look will you go for?