Are you race-day ready?
Trackside headwear to covet.
It’s that time again… the Spring races are upon us and that means fascinators! Don’t be scared - we’ve got you covered with the best of the best, and a few fashion tips to make sure you don’t spend your whole trackside experience in the bathrooms trying to pin your (possibly feathered) friend back in place!
Fascinators... unless they’re connected to a headband, can be tricky to keep in place. If you’re using bobby pins, make sure the roots of your hair are slightly teased when you go to place them. Don’t forget to cross the pins over and spritz with plenty of spray to make sure they still hold after a few champagnes.
Headbands and hats for the win
Fun headbands, headscarves and oversized hats never look out of place at the track. And this year, they work extra well with the sexiest look in racing this season. Off-the-shoulder. These styles are totally having a moment this year. The perfect pairing for this chic style come race day? A fun headband or oversized hat Morgan & Taylor have some amazing options here.
It’s a garden party trackside
Florals always scream spring racing. A floral headpiece? That’s next level and Olga Berg knows how to design a winner. While a fresh option will look and smell amazing, keeping those babies upright could prove difficult if the weather is humid. So carry the floral flow from head-to-toe and accessorise accordingly. Be sure to tie in the main colours of your dress with the head gear and your accessories and you’re good to strut.
Simply beautiful bling
Want to pair the gems on your head with the on-trend look for the track? Think ruffles. They’re back in a big way this year. When you’re rocking these, the dress can be the star of the show. Match with a subtle headpiece to ensure you don’t go overboard.
Black and bold
Monochrome isn’t so much of a trend, more a lifetime style. And a black fascinator will always finish your trackside look with style. The great thing about having a monochrome base is that you can play with textures and patterns without having to worry about matching colours too, so embrace a feather or two and bump up your spring racing fashion game.
All that glitters is gold
Strike a pose in a metallic headpiece and take hold of your inner bold. Also, when choosing your ensemble, say yes to colour. Knockout reds and solid pinks are all spring racing appropriate, so pull out your favorite pink hue and make a statement this weekend! A silver or gold leaf headband is the perfect accessory to any colour combo!
Let history repeat with an ancient leafy nod to your headwear this racing season. And if you’re not feeling the dresses on offer, this head-turning stunner, will work perfectly with a jacket and pant combo or full-length playsuit. Add a clutch and you’re look is complete.
By: Gorgia Brewer