No matter what Spring Racing looks like this year, fashion is always a big part of celebrations, with each year bringing a new season of fashion trends.
Following some amazing new pop culture releases, and our ever-present obsession with watching what our favourite celebrities are wearing on social media, see below a guide from a PR girl who’s been to MANY a Caulfield Cup, on the trends we will be saluting during this year’s Carnival.
Silk Head Scarfs
A trend straight from the 50s and 60s, this beautiful accessory is back, and in a big way. Not only are they great to protect your hair from any wind or drizzle (because, who are we kidding, this is very likely to happen in October in Melbourne), they also add a finishing touch to your outfit without completely overpowering it. Choose from a silky design with beautiful patterns or logos or keep it simple with statement colours. When styling this accessory, you can wrap the fabric under your chin in a loose knot or across your forehead knotted at the back over a loose wave – mix things up by wrapping it around your neck or let it dangle from your bag. Channelling your inner Grace Kelly has never been easier with this classic go-to item. Get the look with this cute scarf here
Straight from a variety of 2021 fashion festivals across the globe are beautiful, soft pastel and sorbet tones. With the Caulfield Cup Carnival marking the first major event in Spring, these sorbet-inspired colours are the perfect option, suiting a wide variety of skin tones. Choose from a structured dress in cool mint green or an oversized blazer in soft lavender, or better yet, try them both together. Suits and separates in these beautiful tones will remain one of the chicest styles for seasons to come. I’ve found a similar vibe here
Bright Green Bags
I’m not sure if this is just my obsession with a particular bag from Bottega Veneta, but literally all I’m wanting this season is to style beautiful dresses with bright, green bags – of which have also seemingly taken over the runways and the streets. This trend is easy to replicate as it’s a colour, not a particular style, but choose a small clutch to really make a chic beige outfit stand out. If green isn’t your vibe, there are so many shades to choose from that suit your taste, and they look incredible when paired with other vibrant hues or a monochrome ensemble. Iconic bag here
Satin /Silk ‘Sleepwear’
Whilst probably *not* October weather friendly, so is the rise of the pyjama style silk ensemble, which has risen out of the bedroom and onto the streets. Perfectly acceptable at all the hottest events, pair with a stiletto and statement handbag and make sure your hair and makeup is done. The irony of the sleepwear look is offset by your incredible glam! Cute outfit here
If you, like me, can’t wait to get frocked up no matter where we might be, I hope the Carnival encourages you to feel joy by dressing up and feeling a little bit special in this rollercoaster of a year!