For those of you that haven't heard, there has been a massive debate on whether the crop and cutout trends have a place at the races, with most days putting a ban on the trend outside of General Admission. If it's done well, I think a bit of skin can be beautiful and extremely flattering. I don't see the need to put a ban on it as it's a personal choice. Fashion is largely about expressing yourself and feeling like the best version of yourself (well it is to me anyway) I think self expression needs freedom, so ladies, I say get the biggest envelope clutch you can find, hold that in front of your waist as you wait to get let into the Nursery, Birdcage or whatever marquee you want to go to. Break the rules.. If you feel amazing wear it!
Well now that I've had my two cents worth on that topic, let's go into my top 10 trends for this years Spring Racing Carnival.
1. SKIN (I think we all saw this coming, yes?)
This is the perfect blend of sexy and classy
The Peek-a-boo skin show.. Love this dress! (and the eye candy)
Now this is the perfect crop ensemble for the races.. How could they say no to this? She looks so fierce in this look, strong and empowered.
Now don't automatically assume that volume will make you look bigger than you are.. When done well this trend is edgy and challenges the current ideals we have when it comes to silhouette. This next look is so perfect for Oaks day.. Feminine and chic, and you can eat & drink as much as you like! (No spanks required)
This look is very reminiscent of Peter Pillotos SS15 runway.. I'm really loving the full high waisted skirt at the moment.
I'm not much for colour but something about wearing slightly different shades of the same colour really does it for me.. Especially in a nude or blush.. It's feminine & just oozes class and sophistication.
I just watched the episode of Bloggers about this look.. Hard to believe that she was going to wear the white Dion Lee and only found out hours before that it had a stain. She had her hat made in less than a day by the amazing Merida Winter and the look is just flawless!
4. IN THE NAVY
I've always been a fan of Navy.. This look is just perfection, so classic! I especially love the colour when styled with nude and rose gold accessories or black.. Some will say that the cardinal rule is that black & navy do not go together. As you can see by Miss Sobeski's look.. It works and it looks damn good!
5. PRINT & A POP OF COLOUR
This look is very fresh and young.. The splash of lemon really makes the look pop, not to mention, her fascinator compliments the print without overwhelming the look. I would have personally matched my shoe to my clutch but hey, each to their own right?
All images are from Vogue.com I hope this helps you when you choose your look for the races. Don't be afraid to experiment.
Peace & Love to you all