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What To Wear | SPRING RACING CARNIVAL

With spring racing carnivals just around the corner, we have compiled the top trends for Derby Day, Oaks Day and Melbourne Cup Day 2015! 

DERBY DAY

Whip out your best monochrome outfit for this fun filled day. Classic and timeless pieces work best for Derby Day such as full ankle length skirts, bustiers, lace and crisp white pieces. 

For the feminine lady we suggest a full skirt and bustier accessorised with a wide brim hat, pointed toe pumps and structured hand bag. 

Images are from the Runways of Dolce and Gabbana, Lela Rose, Dior, Donna Karan and Giambattista Valli. 

Get the look with the CLYDE BUSTIER and AISHA SKIRT at puremoda.com.au 

For our daring women, opt for a powerful pant suit! It's different from the norm, and exudes confidence. One of this seasons biggest trends has been white! A sharp white blazer and matching flared pant, styled with a power pony, floral headpiece for some feminimity and a classic pump with a pop of metallic will ensure you turn every head at the race track. 

Images are from the Runways of Mugler, Balmain, Cushnie et Ochs and Ralph Lauren.

OAKS DAY 

This is your chance to bring some colour to the field! This season the off the shoulder trend has been all over the runway and we love it! It is perfect for Oaks Day, It's elegant and brings a little bit of sexy sophistication to the table. The off the shoulder look is popular in both crop tops and dresses. You can pair the crop with a midi skirt or opt for a sleek off the shoulder dress. Bare shoulders means you can play around with accessories such as statement shoes or earrings. 

Images are from the Runways of Balenciaga, Colcci, Oscar De La Renta and Chanel

Get the look with the CONFESSION DRESS at puremoda.com.au

The second option for Oaks Day involves drawing inspiration from folklore. Embroidery has been a hit with designers such as Dolce and Gabbana and Valentino bringing the trend back to life! This is a perfect option for Oaks Day as it puts a twist to the usual spring florals! Opt for a sleek middle part hair do and simple accessories. 

Images are from the Runways of Valentino, Dolce and Gabbana, Ralph and Russo and Naeem khan. 

MELBOURNE CUP DAY

The house of the elite, if you're lucky enough to score an invite to one of Melbourne's most elite social events than you've got to put your best foot forward! No pressure, but certainly dress to impress! Nothing says luxe like laser cut lace! Gracing the runways of Oscar de la Renta, the trend is feminine but daring at the same time! Any woman that can rock see through laser cut outs is sure to be confident. Style this look with a sleek bun, simple pointed toe pumps, and neutral make up. 

Images off the Runways of Oscar De La Renta and Ralph and Russo. 

Get the look with the FRAME DRESS at puremoda.com.au

The second option for Melbourne Cup Day is Culottes! Culottes are oh so trendy and actually comfortable! If you want to combine comfort and fashion this is your go-to! This style is effortless and exudes cool girl vibes. Pair with tousled hair, a crop top and stilettos! 

Images off the Runways of Veronica Beard, Whistles, Dion Lee, Delpozo and Roksanda. 

Get the look with the SCRIPT CULOTTES at puremoda.com.au

HEADWEAR

The perfect Millinery is the secret weapon to complete your racing carnival look. 

The first option incorporates a romantic and feminine look which is perfect for Oaks Day. The second millinery is a classic black bow, pulled to almost mimic bunny ears which is such a big trend, it's very flirty. Perfect to add a little fun to your Derby Day look! The wide brim floppy hat has had a modern re-vamp with an abstract addition of flowers. This pastel green is a showstopper for Melbourne Cup Day. Lastly, who doesn't love a bit of hot pink! Make your outfit pop with a classic bow millinery in a vibrant colour! 

Millinery's from Joanne Edwards, Olivia Roat, Philip Treacy and Juliette Botterill. 

With these super stylin' tips you are sure to stand out from the crowd and win Fashions on the Field with ease this Spring Racing Season! 

Love PMx 


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