Fashion heats up at the races

Autumn may bring on the start of cooler weather, but it’s a different story on the racetrack – this is the time of year when racing fashion really heats up, says fashion writer LAURA EDWARDS

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Headwear by Bespoke Millinery.

AT the centre of the Black Opal/Canberra Cup day’s events is The Myer Fashions on the Field competition.

“In spring, open-toed shoes are okay, but definitely not for autumn, they should be closed heels,” Sofia says.

“Dresses should be more structured, past the knee and fitted – think Victoria Beckham.”

Colour-wise, autumn doesn’t have to be all browns and beiges – bright shades are still very much in style.

“I’d like to see bright accents, and clashing of prints – not floral prints but more so a combination of digital and artistic expression prints,” Sofia says.

“So turquoise, sapphires, reds, are going to be on trend as well as your general sort of muted tones, your merlots, those sort of tones as well.

“If you keep headwear or garments in muted tones, you can accessorise with bright accessories.

“In terms of accessories, the chunkier the better.”

It’s important to consider materials when choosing race headwear, says Sofia, with leather and felt her top picks for the season.

“Accents of leather will be quite trendy, you wouldn’t wear a whole outfit with leather though,” she says.

“I think another trend is the 1920s style baroque style so I’m thinking laces and some metallics… I’d even love to see some glomesh bags.”



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