Your guide to spring summer 2015's racewear fashion trends

If the change in weather has you lusting after a new Spring wardrobe, make sure to add these top trends to your shopping list. To get you racetrack ready, we have collated the top trends for the Spring racing season shown at this year’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week.

Monochrome

SpringTrendsRace05Bec & Bridge Ahoy Ls Dress, $180

Monochrome is the biggest trend on the David Jones Spring Racing Parade runway. It may be Spring, but surprisingly the colour of the season is all things black and white! Monochrome makes several appearances on the runway for designers like Valentino and Manning Cartell. The white-on-white trend is also still going strong for another season, as seen on Ellery. If monochrome is not your style, opt for blush and pastel shades of yellow.

Lace

SpringTrendsRace01Bec & Bridge Cache Cache Dress, $220

Lace is back, but with a modern twist! Laser cut material and lace overlays are amping up the sex-appeal with panels of sheer fabric. As seen on the runway by designers Easton Pearson and Lover.

Suits

SpringTrendsRace04Faithfull The Brand Shutterbabe Jumpsuit, $160

This year, racecourse fashion is not just for dress-lovers, with pant suits and trousers emerging as a big trend to hit the track. David Jones Ambassador and racing royalty, Gai Waterhouse was spotted front row at the David Jones Spring Racing Parade in a monochrome pant suit set. Accessorise this androgynous style with pearls for a feminine touch.

Accessories

SpringTrendsRace06Morgan & Taylor Crin Fasc, $49.95

This season monochrome styles are accessorised with bold pops of colour. For fascinators, think block colours of red, orange and navy. Hats have also made a comeback this season with well-designed fedora’s being a popular choice on the runway.

Stilettos

SpringTrendsRace07Stuart Weitzman Legwrap High Heel Gladiator Style Sandal, $840

Dubbed Spring’s most sultry shoe, lace-up heels are the must have accessory for any outfit! If flats are your go-to, try ballet pump styles with lace-up details.

Menswear

SpringTrendsRace08Kenneth Cole Tip Top Patent Derby Dress Lace Up, $249

Menswear styles were kept classic and accessorised with suspenders, fedora’s and shiny shoes.

Whatever your style, the racecourse fashion options are plenty and the only difficult decision left should be which races to attend.

Words: Frances van Eeden