5 Fashion Tips for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival

Whether you're at the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival to make a fortune betting on that winning trifecta or enjoying a few civilised day-time drinks with friends, you might as well look (and feel) good while you’re doing it.

No doubt, fashion and style have become a huge part of the spring racing events.

We’ve put together 5 of our tips on how to look good at the races:


1. The Right Shoe for Guys

Kris Smith at the Melbourne Cup
Image: Julian Smith.

An essential for every guy's wardrobe, and perfect for a day-time event like the races, are a pair of brown derby shoes. These Clarks suede derby shoes are a minimal version of the more formal leather brogues, which gives them a understated appeal. Best matched with pants of a khaki, or blue.


2. Clutch it

Woman holding clutch
Image: Karen Woo.

Wallet, phone, keys, lip-balm - they need be kept somewhere and there's only so much that bra can hold. Let a clutch free you from restraint of bag straps. Bellroy make a compact and functional leather clutch. For something way more cheeky try this squishy Prene clutch.


3. Pastels and Soft Colours

Three people wearing light colours clothing at the races
Image: Marten Ascenzo.

Particularly on Oaks Day, softer colours and playful prints are encouraged. How can you not have a good day at the races wearing this Charlie Holiday Palermo shirt?


4. Pocket Squares and Ties

Man wearing tie and pocket square at the races
Image: thetrendspotter.net.

Guys, for a finishing touch to your suit add a pocket square and tie to make the look complete. Pop in to our Williamstown store to see our range.


5. Good Sunnies

People wearing sunglasses at the races
Image: Vincenzo Grillo / thetailoredman.com.au.

You'll be spending a long day in the sun doing a lot of looking. Looking at horses, looking at your future husband or wife. Look after your eyes! These transparent frame sunnies from Local Supply are a nice light option.


With that advice, enjoy yourself and look after each other. Do your best avoid being immortalised on one those Cup Day Aftermath lists.


Best, JT at Brixton Pound Online.