Whether you’re a fashion-forward trendsetter or a classic connoisseur, our Quarter Stylist Clare Ryan has curated some Spring Racing trends to ensure you stand out in the style stakes.
It’s time to dust off your fascinators and don your dapper suits. Spring Racing season is here, and you know what that means – it’s time to update your Spring Racing attire. Ladies, get ready to flaunt those floral prints and don’t’ shy away from statement pieces. Gentlemen, it’s time to suit up in pastel hues, with lightweight fabrics keeping you cool. Claremont Quarter is your one-stop destination for crafting a flawless Spring Racing ensemble, covering everything from head to toe.
Female Spring Racing
Soft pastel colours like lavender, summer green, and blue are dominating women’s dresses and accessories. Manning Cartell’s new collection is awash with soft shades of sky blue, soft pink and lime, the epitome of Spring.
Embrace the spirit of Spring with vibrant and fun floral prints. Morrison’s Liberty Halter Dress is a contemporary floral pattern infused with a mixture of bright hues. Throw on a colourful pair of heels and matching clutch, and you’re ready!
Expect to see feathered and fringed details on dresses this racing season for a hint of drama. Manning Cartell and Olga Berg (in David Jones) are masters at incorporating these ornate elements into their designs.
For a captivating look, explore dresses and tops featuring asymmetrical hemlines, such as high-low and handkerchief styles, which are taking Spring by storm! The latest collection from Cue, including the Silk Draped Midi Dress and chic tops, perfectly embrace this trend. These pieces are sure to make a stunning statement on race day by adding a touch of contemporary flair to your ensemble.
Delicate and sheer fabrics like tulle and organza are romantic and a must this season. Whether it’s sleeves (like this Country Road shirt), an overlay, or a beautiful skirt, sheer organza has a relaxed silhouette that makes a statement.
Make a grand entrance with oversized, eye-catching headpieces and fascinators that boast unique shapes and embellishments. Take inspiration from this Gregory Lander crisscross headband from David Jones, that is the finishing touch for an ensemble.
Monochromatic dressing instantly makes a statement, creating a sleek and sophisticated look. You can’t go wrong with black, whether it’s a classic black dress or even black suit, like these new season pieces from Viktoria & Woods, perfect for Derby Day!
We all know that midi-length and long dresses are favoured at the races, making it a go-to choice, offering both elegance and comfort. It’s essential to consider the specific dress code and culture of the racing event you’re attending, as requirements may vary.
To achieve a timeless and sophisticated Spring Racing look, complement your outfit with a wide-brimmed hat. Explore the collection at David Jones, where there’s a range of refined hats in classic boater or fedora style that will easily work with any outfit.
Vibrant pops of colour are everywhere this season and Aje is top of the list when it comes to embracing bold choices, with bold pink, bougainvillea red and an assortment of prints. Designs are a work of art with one shoulder ruffles, flattering pleats and feminine detailing, think defined waistlines and longer hemlines.
Male Spring Racing
Even the guys need to embrace pastel-coloured suits this Spring Racing season. Think shades of powder blue, blush pink, and mint green. M.J Bale is loving pastel hues this season, with pink taking the style lead.
Linen and Lightweight Fabrics
Breathable and comfortable fabrics like linen and lightweight wool are popular options for suits and separates. Saba’s collection of linen separates will keep you cool and looking chic while celebrating the races.
Add a hint of colour and personality to your outfit, with a vibrant or patterned tie. It’s the easiest way to add to and elevate your outfit without having to buy a while new Spring outfit for race day.
Double-breasted blazers are a stylish choice, offering a more structured and dapper edge to your race day look. If you have enough lead time, then why not ensure your blazer fits you perfectly, with a tailored blazer from InStitchu – in particular their Yuzu Butter Wool Jacket.
Don’t forget your footwear! Step up your shoe game with statement shoes, including loafers, brogues, and derby shoes, in unique hues and textures. Hugo Boss showcases a stylish and contemporary collection of footwear for the season ahead.
Bow Ties and Pocket Squares
If you love bow ties and pocket squares in different prints and textures then now is your time to shine! Why not make a statement and go for a bold colour. Hugo Boss, David Jones, M.J. Bale all have new collections in store.
Tailored, slim-fit trousers or chinos create a modern and streamlined silhouette. Gazman’s Modern Chino range are made from a comfortable cotton blend and are versatile for any race day, so you can easily work them back into your existing wardrobe.
This Spring Racing season, it’s all about the colourful shirt. Embrace the energy of the season by donning a shirt in vibrant shades like pink or a subtle yet refreshing yellow linen option. A colourful shirt effortlessly infuses a burst of freshness into your ensemble, instantly elevating your race day style. If you’re going to embrace colour, this is your moment.
Experiment with mixing patterns, such as striped shirts with patterned ties or checked blazers with polka dot pocket squares. Personal style is key, so mix and match patterns to create unique and fashionable race day outfits.
It’s always sunny in Perth for race day, so investing in a pair of shades is a great idea. Retro-inspired sunglasses like aviators and wayfarers will complement the overall look. Oscar Wylee has a wide collection of frames in fun Spring colours, as well as black if you’re not into colourful sunglasses. The options are endless.