When it comes to autumn/winter dressing, particularly with autumn carnival racewear don’t be afraid to embrace bold prints and patterns. While florals are synonymous with spring, there are still plenty of ways to embrace it, and other prints when temperatures start to dip and we are all embracing cool weather dressing. In fact, it’s one of my favourite ways to lift an outfit in a truly effortless way—just add a striking pattern and you’re done.
Adopting a print to your outfit in autumn/winter is all about the colour palette you choose. You can adopt whatever print you want, but just make sure it’s in keeping with the season’s hues. Think deep purples, burgundy, dark green and navy—all tones that have a richness and depth to them.
As for the types of prints that will be huge this season, you can’t go wrong with a classic polka dot. Whether it’s a delicate spot or oversized spotted pattern, you can’t go wrong. You can incorporate it within your outfit, or with your accessories. For autumn carnival in particular, it makes for an adorable print to incorporate within a headpiece.
Along with getting a little spotty, have fun with a great animal print. Whether it’s leopard, cheetah, or giraffe, there are plenty of playful animal prints that make for the ideal statement piece to add to any look.
This season definitely embrace a print or two. It’s one way to elevate a look and give it healthy injection of personality.
I’ve had a few autumn carnival events of late and it has reminded me how much I love dressing for them. The fashion surrounding autumn racing is about embracing rich tones, great textures, a touch of layering and of course, looking polished. While there are some general rules to remember such as wearing felt rather than straw headpieces (these are reserved for spring/summer) and keeping looks conservative that doesn’t mean that there’s no room to experiment. There are some great trends to try this autumn racing season that will ensure you look your best trackside.
Bubblegum pinks and powerful reds are worth considering as they definitely ensure that your look stands out in a crowd. It’s definitely the time to embrace rich hues.
As always, you can never go wrong with statement accessories. Colourful prints and graphic patterns are both guaranteed to elevate any look. But don’t underestimate the appeal of a simple, elegant accessory such as a black bag with gilded accents. There’s always room for classic pieces.
When you’re styling a racing look don’t forget about your jewellery, especially when it comes to earrings. Whether it’s a stud, hoop or drop style, think of it as the icing on the cake that will ultimately finish your ensemble.
Satin, tweed, lace… adding some depth to a look with textured elements can really give it a luxe feel. Also it adds a layer of interest and really makes an outfit stand out.
Headwear at the races is non-negotiable. If you’re not a fan of felt hats however there are plenty of other options available. Headbands are huge. It all comes down to the embellishments this season whether it’s glamorous pearls, a fun bow or feminine florals.
Whilst there’s undoubtedly plenty of glitz and glamour surrounding spring carnival, as a Sydney girl, I have always loved autumn carnival as there are some really great local race events on the calendar. I also enjoy dressing up for autumn carnival events as it involves lots of layering, great textures and rich hues.
When it comes to this particular time in the racing calendar there are some key rules to remember:
When it comes to headwear bejewelled headpieces, crowns and headbands are all major trends. A turban and a simple lace veil over the face are also great options if you want something a little different. If however you’re planning to wear a wide brimmed hat opt for one made of felt as opposed to straw as it’s more in keeping with the season.
Go for heavier materials when it comes to your accessories so for example if you’re going to wear gloves, wear a leather pair rather than lace.
Swap strappy heels for closed toe pumps.
Instead of lighter tones go for deeper colours such as plums and navy or alternatively try monochrome. You can still wear florals but make sure to go for richer shades.
Given the weather is cooler you’ll want to bring a coat to cover up but if you want something slightly different a cape is a great alternative.