- The Spring Carnival marks the time of the year where the man can show his style!
- Melbourne sees men of all ages groups flocking to the racers, to not only party but to have a good look at the fillies both on and off the race course.
- Here are my simple tips to look good for the fillies!
- Dress for the Racers not dress up’s. Many men confuse the races with Fancy dress, choosing lurid neon suits and gimmicky hats. If you want to raise a smile but stay in style, make a statement with a boldly colored jacket or trousers. Eye-catching oranges, reds and blues are winning colours. Blue is huge this season: every shade from navy to indigo to icy blue. Which alternative below is a yes...or a no?
- Your Shirt. While a white shirt is acceptable for Derby Day, and a dark suit on to fit the black and white theme. Go really elegant and use detail to bring out a bit of personality. Print and texture are key. Try colors for the other days. You can bring in a bit of the color to match your partners outfit in the shirt tie or handkerchief.
3 Are work clothes appropriate? You're off to the racetrack, not the office, so leave corporate clothes in the closet. You really need to make that extra effort .If you wear a work suit choose an expressive tie, shirt and pocket handkerchief to let people know you've clocked off
- Shoes. They may end up covered in mud or worse but make sure that you start your day with a polished pair of lace-up shoes. Look for gently rounded toes rather than cheap chisel-toed shoes and remember that a muddy track is not the place for suede loafers.
5. The suit. A baggy suit jacket or tight shirt collar brings the most expensive outfit un done. Make sure you are dressed to suit your body shape and age..
6. Hats on. Wear a hat to the track. Leave heavy fabrics such as felt and tweed for winter and look for smart straw styles. Don’t even think about a trucker cap or a beanie.
7. Rock a sock. The no-sock-with-shorter-pants trend is not really a spring carnival look. You can play with color in your socks. If you're not ready to wear a cobalt blue shirt or tie, embrace stealth style with bright socks
8. Flowers. A pink rose for Oaks Day, a red rose for Stakes Day, a yellow rose for Melbourne Cup Day.
Most importantly hope you have a win!