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4 Fast Fashion Tips For A Day At The Races

4 Fast Fashion Tips For A Day At The Races

The Spring Racing Carnival is upon us and now is the perfect time for lads and ladies to prep their race-ready outfits.

Top Ryde City has a myriad of options to keep you fashion-forward, from Derby Day through to the race that stops the nation, the Melbourne Cup.

Here are our top four fashion tips that will have you champing at the bit to flaunt your fashion sense throughout the racing season.

Get Ahead With a Statement Headpiece
Racing season gives you the perfect excuse to add a splash of creativity and elegance to your ensemble with a headpiece!

Moving on from the headbands of yesteryear, this year calls for shining crowns or a more structured look (think pillbox hats, boater hats, or wide-brimmed pieces that add a hint of mystery to your look).

Or, put your crafting skills to the test and fashion a headpiece composed of ribbons, flowers, or structural pieces in the shape of your favourite blooms.

For the dapper gentlemen, a 1920s style fedora, the small-brimmed trilby, or the cool and elusive Panama are all acceptable choices.

It’s All In The Details
Add a splash of fun to your ensemble with a few on-trend accessories.

Women should think statement earrings in hues of warm or rose gold, structured bangles, and thick heel wedges (Your feet will thank us after a long day at the track).

Tailored and polished is a general rule of thumb for men’s spring racing style but that doesn’t mean you can’t inject a little fun with statement cufflinks, a colourful pocket square in a contrasting colour, or a white rose — the official flower of Spring Carnival —  fastened to your lapel.

Blazer Up
Worn with an elegant pants suit, coupled with a stovepipe pant, or over an A-line skirt constructed of tulle, the blazer will be this year’s Spring Racing go-to for both men and women.

Opt for a blazer that ticks all the boxes - tone, texture, and taste.

That is, for colour think bright and bold hues — such as yellow or a jewel tone — a duck egg blue, or crisp white.

Add texture with patterns (such as checks), or fabrics such as light-weight linens and cottons.

The last element is subject to your style. For the more laid-back, opt for an unstructured blazer. Those seeking the ultimate nod to elegance should make sure your blazer is cut super close, contains padding, and fits like a glove.

A Chip Off the Old Colour Block
Colour blocking is a wonderful way to elongate your silhouette and stand-out in the track-side crowd.

Stick to the colour wheel rule by opting for your favourite colour and choosing to accessorise with the tone exactly opposite to it on the wheel.

Think of starting off with an electric blue dress, mixed with zesty orange accessories, or a bold and bright yellow vest combined with magenta for the pant. 

Race into Top Ryde City for your fast-fashion fix this Spring Cup Carnival. You’re sure to bag a winner.

For a quick fix race-day fix, refer to our directory below:

For women’s hats and fun accessories visit:

Fresh flowers for ethereal headpieces:

Men’s hats and more:

Heels and statement footwear:

Bags and clutches:

Jewellery and accessories:

For the ultimate men’s suit:

For pantsuits, dresses, skirts and everything in between:

For the crafty cats:


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