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Spring Racing Style 2014: The Do’s and Dont’s

February 2018January 2018

We chat to Westfield Stylist and fashion guru  Mikey Walton about this season’s trackside tips and trends.

The weather is warming up, colour palettes are lightening and the Spring Racing Season is upon us again. Mikey takes us through his key racewear looks, millenary and hair tips, and shares is top tips for trackside style.
What are the key looks for Spring Racing season?

It’s all about the midi-length hemline this season. We are seeing a nod to the “mad men” style,  feminine look with fuller skirts coming in strong this season. The midi length sits below the knee and is flattering to variety of ages and body shapes.

 Headwear: what is on trend this season and how should hair work with it?

Racewear is growing stronger every year. This year we are seeing feathers incorporated in a lot of millinery with architectural shapes. I would go for a very sleek style with hair. It creates a polished look & compliments the racewear.  For a softer look, opt for loose waves and a larger hat.

What are your top fashion tips for race-goers this season?

Prepare your pockets! Pocket squares are the new bowtie for the boys! They can add flare & character to a suit & are pretty the mens version of racewear this season. (We love

– Don’t be THAT girl at the end of the day hobbling around barefooted. Prepare yourself for a long day and protect your heels from getting caught in the grass by packing heel protectors.
– Don’t be afraid to try a pair of espadrilles. Grass-friendly & paired with a summer pant-suit, this outfit screams French chic and makes a stylish statement.
– Carry a clutch that can fit a travel size hair spray. Controlling fly-aways is a must when wearing millinery!

Crop tops have been banned at Flemington Racecourse. What is your opinion? 

The crop top can be such a flattering cut, especially when worn with a lady-like full midi skirt. The combination is quite modern & feminine. I can completely understand the ban though – it protects the public from viewing far too many bare bellies paired with short bodycon skirts. It’s small fashion sacrifice for the greater good – keep the crops for the summer nights!

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