How to splash some coastal colour into your Spring Racing look


It’s that time of year where everyone pulls out that dusty fascinator and little black dress to try to achieve a chic look for the Races. But Spring Racing Style doesn’t have to be too serious. Here are some fun ideas to embrace your love of coastal style & incorporate them into your Spring Racing wardrobe.

Seaside Inspired Headwear

Go for a natural yet elegant mermaid inspired crown for a different take on Headwear.

Mermaid crown – image via @birdcagemillenery

Pearls are another natural option, an elegant crown can be worn for a boho yet luxurious look. But be careful not to wear this look with white as you may end up looking  too ‘bridal’.

Pearl headpiece – image via Pinterest

For a vibrant splash of colour consider using a ‘coral’ look as a statement piece. This would look great mixed with neutrals or black or navy.

Red Coral inspired Crown – image via Pinterest

You can’t go past a traditional hat, but why not add a nautical spin and go with a Boater style? This classic look adds a nautical flair to any outfit, and it will keep the sun off your face. Also hats seem to be more of a statement piece as they are few and far between with fascinators or simple crowns more popular amongst younger racegoers of late.

Image via Vanessa Jackman Blogspot

If you really want to make a colourful coastal statement, a bright headband is another option to embrace a more eclectic, Island style.

Camilla Call Me Carmen Wrap Headband

Beachy Bags

A great little basket is one way to enhance a race day look with a touch of nautical flair.

Sea Tribe Avery Bag – Whitewash

For a more boho style we are mad about this clutch from Sea Tribe – tassels are so on trend and this bag would be perfect with most colours and prints as it’s incredibly versatile.

Sea Tribe Coco Clutch

For those Island Style addicted like myself, a colourful statement clutch is another way to go. Toucan’s & parrots anyone?

Camilla Toucan Play Small Canvas Clutch

The Races are a great day out and we hope you enjoy our little coastal spin on how to incorporate our much loved coastal vibe. Some other tips:

  1. Pace yourself, it’s a long day. A wise woman once told me don’t have a champagne until after the main race.
  2. Remember grass and stilettos do not mix! Go with a block heel or a wedge to keep from sinking into the lawn
  3. Stock up that stylish clutch (or basket) with essentials such as Panadol, band-aids, lip gloss, even a small sewing kit as you might struggle to find emergency supplies at a race track.

So remember to embrace your inner mermaid & take a few style risks this year. But more importantly whatever your personal style, have a fun day out.


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