The 2018 Jayco Bendigo Cup is coming up next Wednesday, which means it's time to step into those heels, dust off that fascinator, and grab those clutches for a day of high-class racing!
But it can be hard to know exactly what to wear when the dress code isn't just "jeans and a nice top". And amongst the ever-changing world of fashion, how do you know what's even "in" anymore?
Well, don't worry. We're here to make sure you're the best dressed out there!
There are only a few occasions in a modern girl's life where finding the perfect dress is essential, one of these obviously being the Jayco Bendigo Cup. Whether you're a regular race day attendee, or a Bendigo Cup virgin, the preparation that goes into the perfect outfit always starts with the perfect dress.
Rachel Gilbert, one of David Jones' go-to racewear designers, recommended keeping hemlines below the knee, and silhouettes with sleek, simplistic lines. Stuck on colours? Rachel suggested that black and white are a winning combo, "but this season opt for a little pop of colour such as electric blue or antique pink".
But since it's springtime, why not utilise the gorgeous backdrop provided by mother nature by opting for a fresh, floral print with ruffle trimming? Spring racing season can set the tone for the summer months ahead with a refreshing, natural colour palette. Of course, you can't overlook the power of the perfect hat, fascinator, crown or headpiece. Glam Corner blogger Despina Dimopoulos suggesting choosing a headpiece "that best reflects your personal style to avoid looking awkwardly uncomfortable or not yourself! If you’re loud and proud spice up your outfit with something bold like an oversized sun hat, or if on the other hand, you consider yourself more introverted try a style that is sophisticated like a headband or scarf ribbon".
Still need a little more inspiration? Check out our top 6 picks for best dressed at the recent Caulfield Cup in Melbourne below...
1. Victoria Lee. The picture of sophistication!
2. Jessica Hart. Layers of perfection.
3. Nadia Fairfax. Simplicity at its finest.
4. Rozalia Russian. Just WOW.
On that note, happy race season ladies. Enjoy dressing up, don't forget to have a little fun, and remember that the key to flaunting your style with confidence is always comfort!
And for all the boys out there trying to decide between oxfords and loafers, we've got you covered too...
Tailored and polished is the general rule for men's racing style, but that doesn't mean you can't inject a little fun into your outfit. Experiment with texture, colour and patterns to suit your personality!
Start with a fancy shirt... Grant Rule Men's Wear (38 High St, Eaglehawk) stocks a HUGE variety of Brooksfield shirts
Or maybe something a little more subtle?
We think these two outfits ticks all the boxes
And who says guys can't go all out with accessories?! Throw on a watch, a pair of shiny cuff links or a tie pin to jazz up your look.
Here's some inspo for you...
1. Chad Wingard
2. Brand - Daniel Hechter (available at Grant Rule Men's Wear)
4. Brand - Stafford Ellinson (available at Grant Rule Men's Wear)
It's all happening Wednesday 31st October, 10:30am - 5pm. Book online at country.racing.com/Bendigo
Don't have an outfit sorted? Head into Grant Rule Men's Wear for all your Spring Racing needs or follow them on Instagram (@grant_rule_menswear) for a little style inspo. The even better news? You'll get a FREE shirt and tie with any suit purchase...just sayin'.
You stay classy, Bendigo.