This time of year is always busy with people preparing their looks for the spring racing events. As Melbourne Cup approaches, Emily and I thought we would get together and share some of our tips for how to dress for a day at the races.
HOW TO NAIL SPRING RACING FASHION:
Making sure you have got everything in order ahead of time means you can enjoy the day from beginning to end. The getting ready process, meeting up with your friends, checking out each others outfits and of course the races, should be fun. This is one chance to have fun with your personal style, get out of the jeans and enjoy a nice day with friends.
Start with the beauty basics:
- Make sure you have nice clean nails,
- a faux tan (it’ll elongate your limbs!),
- book your hair & makeup to be done (or ensure you have mastered your styling tools),
It is not all that often that most women allow themselves to get pampered and made up. This is what makes it a fun and special day. Give that to yourself and enjoy!
Bonus Makeup tip for Perth women:
Emily and I had our makeup done for this shoot at Generics in Northbridge using the locally made TMF Cosmetics. TMF are all natural mineral products. The pigments are beautiful and strong, the foundation is flawless and the range of colours are just perfect. Book in to get your makeup look done at Generics here and read all about some of the products I have been using that I picked up from the store here.
Tips on what to wear:
- Consider the entire look you are going for. Sometimes it is all about the dress, other times it is all about the headwear and accessories. If you start with a head piece, take it with you when you look for a dress. Put it on and step back from the full mirror to take in the full silhouette. A hat does not stop at your head. It forms a focus for your entire body. Don’t feel like you need a head piece, that is up to you!
- Find a dress that flatters your shape, colouring and that fits perfectly. You want to be confident on the day, so the perfect dress is essential.
- If you opt for a floral or printed dress, keep the accessories minimal.
- This season lace and pastel blues, yellows and pinks are bigger than ever, but black or white are still classic choices.
- Red is the colour that naturally draws the eye more than any other. If you want to stand out, opt for a bit of red (or a lot!)
- At the moment a statement earring is very on trend. Go big, or go home is my BFF’s motto!
- Support local designers. Emily and I are wearing dresses from Perth designer Wild Horses. The pieces are all made in Perth so it is also supporting local manufacture. The Wild Horses flagship boutique is located at: Shop 2/543 Stirling Hwy Cottesloe.
Spring Day at the Races for Breast Cancer Care WA
In November, Emily and I are attending the Spring Day at the Races event for Breast Cancer Care WA at the Ascot race course in Perth. Every dollar raised will go to local grassroots charity, Breast Cancer Care WA. This is to ensure free nursing, counselling and financial support is available to everyone affected by breast cancer in WA.
“Without the support of the WA community, we could not continue to provide our unique and specialised services. The funds raised will help us to provide personalised emotional, practical and financial support at no charge, not only to those diagnosed with breast cancer but their family also” — Zoe McAlpine, CEO of Breast Cancer Care WA
Join us and enjoy canapés, fashions on the field, live music and of course the races!
Ascot Racecourse – 71 Grandstand Road, Ascot, Western Australia 6104
Saturday 12 November from 12:30 – 5:30pm
Order your tickets here and get planning your looks! Emily and I are looking forward to seeing you there!