Fashion

2017 Spring Racing Trends

By Kimberly Gardner

Spring racing season is here - are you ready? It’s the perfect time of year for Australian fashion enthusiasts to showcase some of their favourite outfits. From Caulfield Cup to Oaks Day - you will be able to dress up in a fabulous array of the hottest spring summer trends for 2017. Navigating what trends are suitable for each spring racing event can be tricky. But never fear - with this Pacific Fair guide to Spring Racing trends you will be sure to be in the running for best dressed each time!

Black & White Elegance

Derby Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to embrace monochrome. Yes - head to toe monochrome is your style ticket to this racing event. Remember when wearing black and white the key to making a statement is with millinery or the silhouette of your outfit. David Jones at Pacific Fair has a stunning range of Ford Millinery pieces that will make your outfit standout amongst the crowd! When making a flattering silhouette with your Derby Day outfit make sure it’s fitted right to your body. Ginger & Smart's Shutter Fitted Dress ($649) is perfect to add a little dramatic flair to your Derby Day outfit.





Pastel Dream
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Embrace a softer palette of colours like rose quartz, green lily or serenity blue when dressing for this trend. Master your outfit for Cup Day with Country Road’s soft green Off Shoulder Shirred Dress to Aje’s Utopia Dress. Pastels are so much fun to play with for Spring Racing especially in shoes! Remember to keep it dainty when choosing your footwear in this trend. Tony Bianco has a impressive range of pastel heels at Pacific Fair. Especially their Kalipso Heels ($199.95) which would pair nicely with Dion Lee’s Linear Crepe Pleat Strapless dress in pastel blue. 

Embellish & Shine



Nothing says wow more than a glistening embellishment. This trend is extremely versatile (isn’t that what you want in fashion?) and can be attempted for each Spring Racing event. You can use this trend as an accessory guide for example adding a touch of gold jewellery from Sass & Bide to your monochrome outfit for Derby Day. Or you can go all out with a dazzling embellished dress. Such as Manning Cartell’s Floral Alchemy Dress ($699) with gold clipped jacquard floral embellishments. To make this dress a winner pair it with their  glistening gold Snapshot heel ($399). This outfit is a sure stand-out look for Oaks Day, you’ll be shining from head to toe. 

Blushing Beauty
Nothing is more beautiful in spring then blush tones especially for Oaks Day. This neutral tone can be quite striking when paired with less intense shades such a silver, metallics or soft emerald greens. Alice McCall has a gorgeous selection of blush dresses for you to try, including the I Feel It Coming Dress ($490) which you can pair back with rose gold metallic heels from Ginger & Smart. If you want to try something a bit drama to your outfit add a striking fascinator piece such as Mimcos Ignition Fascinator ($229) or Witchery’s silver crystal Elizabeth Hair clip.

Floral Enchantment 

Florals is a always a welcomed favourite at Spring Racing Fashion. Each year you can try it million different ways from black and white floral prints to vibrant embroidery. This year hit the mark with Zimmerman’s Painted Heart Tier Dress with Peach Tapestry for Oaks Day with their Fine Straw Boater in white. Or go bright and bold floral with Thurley’s range in David Jones. This is trend to have fun with at Spring Racing especially with the accessories. Like the Lumineer Crown from Mimco or their Botanica Drop Earring would be the perfect pieces to match a floral ensemble for Spring Racing. 

Be Bold
This is one trend perfect for each Spring Racing event - one bold colour. It’s the best way to let your creativity in fashion shine. Whether it’s a rich red two-piece for Derby Day from Carla Zampatti or Scanlan & Theodore Crepe Knit Ruffle Dress in Sapphire ($600). 

You will have plenty of options when heading to Pacific Fair for Spring Racing. Commitment to the look is key! From head to toe you need to make each piece match. And if you master this dearing trend right, you’ll be sure to win Fashion’s On The Field. For the perfect bold heel Wittner has some fabulous eye-catching colours in their Diablo Heel to match your outfit. Last of all don’t forget to bring your confidence when rocking this trend - be the trend, be bold.