Get inspired for the Spring Racing season with styling tips from our Product Developers. They give us the inside scoop of the key trackside trends and their tips and tricks to have you race day ready, as well as a wrap-up of the Spring Racing etiquette with their Dos and Don’ts list!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: BACK ROW AARON HINES - MEN’S PRODUCT DEVELOPER MANAGER, MICHAEL BRECKLER MEN’S PRODUCT DEVELOPER AND AMY ANDERSON - LADIES PRODUCT DEVELOPER. FRONT ROW: ROBYN BRECKLER - LADIES PRODUCT DEVELOPER MANAGER AND KIMBERLY GRANT HANDBAGS & ACCESSORIES PRODUCT DEVELOPER.
Amy: Have fun with your outfit, whether it’s a pop of colour or a statement shoe be a bit more adventurous and stand out from the crowd.
Robyn: I’m really into monochrome colours right now so I would go for a simple dress that you can dress up and accessorise with a statement shoe, bag or even headpiece.
Kim: Race Days for me start early with a Champagne Breakfast and finish late in the city after the races, so an outfit that can take me from morning to night in comfort and style is always important. I always make sure my race day clutch has my key makeup products and plenty of gel cushions to keep me looking my best as well as my feet feeling their best throughout a very long day! This season we have our new Sole Saver Pack which has everything you need to keep you comfortable around-the-clock.
Aaron: The right outfit is often made from the ground up. So you should always start with a new pair of shoes.
Mike: Tuck in your shirt and complete your look with a belt that matches back to your shoes.
Amy: DO wear shoes appropriate to your Spring Racing venue. If you are attending an event on grass make sure that you wear block heels or wedges. DON’T be afraid to rock flats with your Spring Racing outfit, try our dress flat PARCHED in black or metallic.
Robyn: DO pick a heel height that is comfortable and will allow you to stand in them over a long period of time. DON'T be the girl barefoot carrying her shoes at the end of the race day.
Aaron: DO suit up this spring. DON'T bet on the favourite.
Mike: DO drink and bet responsibly. DON'T take your shoes off.
What are the key shoe trends for Spring Racing? And which is your favourite?Leg ties are still really strong at the moment, they are a feminine option which elongate your legs! We also love the metallic trend which is a fun way to add a statement to your look, but our favourite would have to be the velvet trend. Our new designs feature the soft luxurious texture in shades of blush pink and dove grey, which will pair perfectly with feminine Spring Racing looks. Our new styles include SAPHIANO and RAINCOAT
What is your favourite shoe for Spring Racing and why?
Amy: THRONE, I love the up-the-foot pattern as its adds extra detail to any outfit yet it’s on a wearable block heel.
Robyn: RAINCOAT in the blush velvet is my absolute favourite this season, see pictured above. Velvet is so big right now, and the pastel colours are just so luxurious and feminine.
Heels or wedges?
Amy: Heels, especially block heels that will take you comfortably from day to night.
Robyn: Same, it’s all about the block heel for me right now.
Who do you think is going to be on the best dressed list this Spring Racing season?
Amy: This is a hard one… but I would have to say Jessica Gomes is always a of favourite of mine.
Robyn: Last year my favourite was Nadia Fairfax so I’m excited to see what she’ll be wearing this year. But I always love Kate Waterhouse. She is always pushing the boundaries but in a very sophisticated and chic way.
We’ve expanded our headwear range this season, can you tell us a little bit about the new range and the expansion?
Kim: We wanted to create a collection of headpieces that could either be worn as a statement piece, or could be styled easily with our latest Spring Racing shoe and handbag looks. From detailed lace crowns to this season’s best selling metallic hues, our Headwear pieces are designed to complete your Spring Racing outfit and beyond.
What are some of the key trends for headwear this Spring Racing?
Kim: The biggest shift this season has been toward the ‘Crown’ look. Bold flower crowns, lace crowns and regal Grecian styling, are strong looks for the season. We also are in love with the colours of the Spring wardrobe– metallic rose gold , pretty pinks and bronze.
What accessories will you be wearing for Spring Racing and why?
Kim: I can’t go past our intricate lace headpiece - The Liberty Leaf Headband, as pictured above. Our gold metallic lace crown design is such a gorgeous stand-out piece and when better to make a statement than at Spring Racing!
Flower crown or headpiece?
Kim: Headpiece - My wardrobe tends to feature a lot of black, greys and nudes, so I do love a metallic finish to my outfits whether it’s in a headpiece or a much loved piece of jewellery.
What key trends will the dapper men be wearing trackside this Spring Racing - both clothing and shoe wise?
Suits will be the key look on race day, whether it is plain or patterned it’s up to the individual. Shoe wise Tan Lace Ups would have to be the outright winner this Spring Racing, closely followed by a classic derby shoe.
What is your favourite shoe for Spring Racing and why?
Aaron: Idolize Tan is always a winner. A classic shoe that completes a sharp navy suit.
Mike: Sniper Tan is my favourite, I’m loving ankle boots at the moment, and Tan is definitely the hottest colour right now.
Pocket squares, bowties or a classic tie?
Aaron: Pocket Square & Tie. For a complete look, don’t be afraid to double up on the Tie and pocket square. Pocket squares give you a chance to add a little more flair to your outfit and they don’t need to match back to your bow tie. For example you can use the Pocket Square to highlight a colour that might be on your printed tie, this will look great if you also pick a lighter or darker shade of the colour.
Mike: Definitely the pocket square. It adds a touch of sophistication to your outfit and can be matched back to your shirt, bow-tie or tie in either the same or a contrasting colour to complete your look.