Getting Race Day Ready at Chadstone, The Fashion Capital

Getting Race Day Ready At Chadstone, The Fashion Capital
Writen By Guest Blogger
Soha Refaat


Spring racing season is for many, the highlight of the fashion calendar. Amidst all the excitement though, generally lies an undertone of what I like to call “fashion anxiety”. It starts with the age old, “what do I wear?” which progresses to, “Does this hat look stupid?” and then comes the doubt, “…does anyone even wear hats anymore?”. All of this is then coupled with tireless laps of shopping centres in the desperate search of that perfect outfit. 

If all of that got your heart racing, fear not, for Chadstone the fashion capital extends its hand as your friendly fashion shrink.
Last weekend saw preparations for spring racing get well underway at the Fashion Capitals race-day ready styling sessions hosted by the delightful Scherri-Lee Briggs. The session was a comprehensive guide to navigating this seasons race wear trends and included segments from stylist Lana Wilkinson who shed light on how to wear new season’s SS14 trends, millinery advice from Geoff Measley of Morgan & Taylor and make up artistry tips from international cosmetics brand Shu Uemura. 
So lets break it down – What are we looking for this spring racing season? 
1. Colour
We saw it at Spring Fashion week, and We saw it again at the Chadstone styling sessions – Its all about the sorbet pastels, and bright splashes of colour. 
2. Clean Silhouettes
sleek lines are a hit this season – but dont think you’re confined to the conventional tailored look. Experiment with A-line skirts, and varying hem lengths to suit your shape and personal style. 
This goes for millinery too – Its all about structure and geometry.
3. Understated Detail
Theres no escaping the minimalist craze thats sweeping the fashion world, but this racing season take it that extra step with finer details that add a whole new dimension to the look. Think texture, and embellishment but on a muted scale. Lace is also seeing a renaissance this season. 
Still unsure? Take a look at the style journey of International style icon and blogger Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl (and the new fabulous Caulfield style ambassador) as she gets race-day ready. 

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