Spring racing is here and Derby Day is my favourite day of the carnival because I love the tradition of black and white attire. But this season it’s all about white-on-white! I think head-to-toe white is such an elegant look as it really makes you stand out against the sea of black. If you want to keep to tradition you can still incorporate a monochrome look with a hint of black through your accessories.
HEADPIECE: Nerida Winter
PHOTPGRAPHY: Cara O’Dowd
For the behind the scenes footage from this shoot make sure you check out Fashion Bloggers on the Style Network on October 29.
See ‘Shop The Look: Cute Clutches’ HERE.
See ‘What I Wore: Derby Day 2013’ HERE.
See my ‘Date with Kate’ with Kim Kardashian West HERE.
Monochrome accessories, perfect for Derby Day attire:
Limited Edition Faux Pearl Crown Headband, Limited Edition Occasion Tulip Veil Headband – Multi, Buntal scroll and rose-embellished paradisal headpiece, Limited Edition Sequin Flower Headband – Black, Limited Edition Faux Pearl & Crystal Ribbon Headband – Multi, Primavera pearl and palladium headband, Christina snakeskin sandals, Aqua Ronda 120mm sandals, Bethany pumps, Knot embroidered leather clutch, Sara lace and crystal evening bag.
Here are some dos and don’ts to really make your Derby Day outfit stand out from the rest:
-Beautiful tailoring is key for Derby Day.
-Stand out from the crowd with a statement headpiece.
-To compliment the black and white theme, you can always go for a dark nail colour but when in doubt, accessorising with gold and using a neutral nail shade is always a winning look. See my favourite Derby Day nail colours HERE.
-Derby Day is all about a classic look and it is the most elegant of all the days so leave the sequins and mid-drifts at home!
-White heels work well with the theme but be sure to keep them clean! (A small pack of wet wipes are always handy.)
-It’s all about attention to detail on Derby Day so no fallen hems and chipped nails!