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How to perfect your look at this year's Spring Racing Carnival

17 October 2016

As the weather begins to improve, we can finally start looking forward to the fashion highlight of the year, the spring racing carnival! It’s a magical time of year and the perfect excuse to dress to impress after months of cold miserable weather. The spring racing carnival is often the first time we get to see many of this summer's hottest trends, so if you’re looking for some tips on how to perfect your look at this year's carnival, you’ve come to the right place.

Express your personality and exaggerate your personal style

The spring racing carnival is the perfect place to really embrace your personality. If you're looking to really stand out from the crowd this year, it could be a good idea to enlist the help of a fashion stylist to find the perfect statement piece. Whether you choose to go bold with a funky floral piece or keep it classic with a timeless monochrome number, be sure to really embrace your chance to show off your inner fashionista.

Don’t forget good grooming

Your hairstyle, make-up, manicure and pedicure should definitely not be forgotten over the spring racing carnival. Be sure to consider a hairstyle that will complement the style, colour and silhouette of your dress. Opt for a manicure and pedicure that works with the overall look and do not forget to protect any uncovered skin from the harsh UV rays.

Since the races are held during the daytime, opt for a natural look that draws attention to your beautifully flawless skin and make subtle use of blusher and highlighter. Make a statement with a bold lip colour, not forgetting to take some along with you on the day in case you require a quick touch up.

Marvellous Millinery

Eye-catching headwear is a must over spring racing carnival. Whether you choose a highly ornate fascinator, contemporary headpiece or even a floral garland, millinery is definitely the best way to complete your killer outfit.

Fancy Footwear

Carefully consider your choice of footwear for this year's races. You want something beautiful that will compliment your outfit, but don’t forget that you’ll be standing up for the majority of the day (and most probably the night) and won’t want to end your night early due to a poor choice of footwear. For an understated chic look, opt for a feminine, decorative flat sandal that will keep your feet cool and comfortable throughout the day. If you require a shoe that will give you that additional height but will still provide ultimate comfortability, choose a trendy block heel. Not only are block heels currently bang on trend, they will also make standing on the grass less of a challenge than if you were to wear a thinner heel.

Feel-Good Factor

You want your outfit choice for this year's spring racing carnival to stand out for all the right reasons. Therefore, if you're not entirely sure or comfortable in your outfit, you may want to reconsider your outfit entirely. Sure, squeezing into that tight-fitting bodycon dress may seem like a good idea before the big day, but you may regret your decision after a few glasses of bubbly. What’s more, having to spend the entire day trying to hide a bloated belly in each and every photo could ruin the day's festivities.

The truth is that if you feel like you look great for the day, then the chances are everybody else we probably agree with you. Some may say that confidence is one of the best fashion accessories to wear over spring racing carnival and we couldn’t agree more!