It’s Spring racing time!! What’s not to love about an excuse to fasten huge colourful things to your head!? This year, for the first time in seven years we are heading to the races on Melbourne Cup Day and I am too excited! All the bubbly, hopefully all the sun, and pretty much an excuse to window shop Perth fashion!

Since racing season has already started it’s been great to see a few new season fashions coming through… here are some of my top picks for this Spring guaranteed to have you putting your best foot forward in the fashion stakes.


The Luxe Boater – Debbie Kelly Millinery

I love that boaters are back on the racing fashion radar this year. They are so elegantly simple, with their bold structure. And the best thing – you can wear them as simply or as dressed up as you like. Debbie Kelly Millinery offers a myriad of add-ons to their stylish boaters… rose clusters, a veil – take your pick!


The Natural Bamboo Clutch – Best Dressed Accessories

This style of bag has been around throughout the Spring/Summer season in Europe this year, cropping up at Wimbledon, The Regata and the Polo. I’m stoked that it’s made it’s way to Aus in time for our Spring/Summer season, mainly because it is such a versatile design. Dressed up for an event like the races, or down with jeans and a T-shirt, this statement piece is a winner in my books!


All the Navy – Shona Joy

I think this might be what I’m most excited for this season. Me and navy – we’re best buds, we go way back. As a redhead I’ve always gravitated towards navy. Lucky for me, it absolutely everywhere! The catwalks were crawling with it a few weeks ago, and it’s cropping up in just about every Perth boutique I frequent. Some of my favourite silhouettes are from Shona Joy – an Aussie designer one can always rely upon for a stunningly flattering piece.


Ruffles & Frills – Sheike

 Ooooh give me a wildly over-the-top neckline ruffle any day! I’m not really one for the dainty, floaty frills when it’s for an occasion such as the races (perfect for day to day, but at the races you want ot make a statement!), so imagine my face when I saw Sheike’s line of racewear launch with strong and structured ruffles as far as the eye can see! Combine that with a bold botanical print and I’m yours.


Jewelled Tiaras – Mimco

If you don’t think you’d make it through the day with a large head piece on (and let me tell you, once it’s on you need to keep it there – you don’t work that hard to create a look only to tear it to pieces an hour in!), you can opt for another trend that seems to be sticking around for another year – embellished headbands. Or tiaras. Easy to wear, easy to pair with an outfit, and easy to re-wear to other events! Mimco has a stunning range instore and online.

I hope this gets you inspired lovelies! What are your faves from the racing season so far? I’d love to check them out…

Much love guys,

Katie xx