Your ultimate style guide for the Autumn racing carnival
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Autumn is upon us and there's nothing like celebrating the new season with friends.
If you're looking for a new way to spend your Saturday and swap your leggings for a fabulous dress and fascinator, the Autumn racing carnival could be your perfect date.
While the dress code for guests attending has always been formal, the Autumn racing carnival opens opportunities for statement outerwear, and we are here for it.
From elegant ensembles, chic pantsuits and headwear that will have heads turning, the Autumn racing carnival is where your style can shine.
Here's a bit of inspo before you step on the track:
Chic pantsuit: Shona Joy Thalia tuxedo
You can't go wrong with a chic suit. You just can't.
This gorgeous muted gold satin suit from Shona Joy is pure elegance with a bit of cool glam. Keep accessories to a minimum and just let the suit talk.
Wear with: Morgan & Taylor Large Boater Black Racewear Hat
The only thing you need to complete this look is a sleek black boater to create a subtle edge to a loose silhouette.
Wear on a slight angle to keep things low, sharp and elegant.
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Glam gown: L'IDEE Renaissance Gown
Add a bit of shine and texture with this stunning pleated gown sure to make a statement.
Add with a sleek ankle strap heel and bold earrings to bring out the glam in the gown.
Wear with: FORD MILLINERY Akira Headpiece
Accessorise a simple cut with a statement accessory or headpiece like this gorgeous floral number.
The fine, vertical pleats draw the eye up to the head where the bohemian-inspired flower crown sits, in all its beauty.
Sweet mini: TORANNCE Day to Night Mini Dress
Go for a fun and playful number that still has an elegant design when choosing a mini.
While a simple cut, the long, puff sleeves and bright, floral pattern lifts the mini dress into an interesting and elegant piece.
Pair with strappy heels and drop earrings.
Wear with: FORD MILLINERY Monica Headband
Add a pop of shine with a block gold headband.
This style of headband gently adds the final touch to the outfit without too much flair or distraction from the bold print of the dress.
Floral statement: JOHANNA ORTIZ Botanical Study Maxi Dress
Add that burst of colour and design with a bold floral print.
The puffed sleeve on this gorgeous silhouette adds just the right amount of statement while letting the material and colour do the rest.
Add a chunky gold heel or strappy red heel to complete the look.
Wear with: MAX ALEXANDER Crown Racing Fascinator
When you've got a bold print and deep colour, it's best to let the outfit to the talking and add just a simple flourish to complement the style.
This art-deco-inspired fascinator adds an understated touch to the bold dress and a touch of glam to really make the rich red burst.
Elegant maxi: LEO LIN Viridian Silk Linen Dress - Forest
This dress is made for sipping champagne and floating around in the VIP area. I mean, look at those sleeves.
A stunning colour on almost everyone, the Victorian-inspired cut is super flattering while the shine of the silk linen provides an elegant, forgiving shape on the body.
Keep accessories simple but with a great shoe.
Wear with: Morgan & Taylor Big Pearls Headband
When you've got a bold dress with lots of material, add clever accessories to elongate the entire look from shoe to headwear.
Pearls are a great accessory option when you're wanting to add a versatile, understated element to bring the look together while offering a bit of light and shine.
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