Preparation is the key to a cohesive raceday look.
The Spring Racing Carnival kicks off with the Caulfield Cup on Saturday 21 October and the fashionable racing season doesn’t end until the Melbourne Cup on 7 November.
Start planning your outfit now and head to Be Uplifted Inc’s Op Shops for some fashion inspiration and well-priced new and quality secondhand fashion and accessories that will create the perfect trackside look.
Choose your colour palette.
You can’t go wrong when you create a look that sticks to one colour tone or uses complementary colours. To help you find the perfect elements of a raceday ready outfit, Be Uplifted Inc Op Shops arrange all clothing by colour. How helpful!
Nail the basics.
A well-cut dress is always in style. For guys, you can’t go past tailored pants and a contemporary shirt and tie combo. And when it comes to your basics, always consider the weather and select fabrics suitable for the forecast of the day.
Choose a fascinator or headpiece that is complementary to your outfit. There is no need for an exact match. Adding bright and bold accessories is a wonderful way to amp up your look, so long as they don’t create one big hot mess. Remember the words of CoCo Chanel, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off”.
Dress to reflect your style.
Don’t be afraid to add a personal touch to your outfit. Whether you have a vintage edge, love that classic Chanel look or are a bright and floral girl, the great thing about raceday dressing is that your personality can shine through.
No matter how you are celebrating Melbourne Cup this you – if you are heading out to the track or celebrating the Spring Racing Carnival at an event, you can look your best on a budget with the great fashion finds at our Op Shops.
Not only will you find some stylish thrifty fashion and accessories, your purchases will help our Brisbane based breast cancer charity support members of the local community through their breast cancer journey.