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 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.
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.
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.
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 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