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The spring carnival has officially launched.
I have always loved this time of year – spring racing fashion, the hype and vibe that surrounds the different race days, as well as the various trends and styles we see popping up in stores.
One particular Australian label that I also love to work with for each race-wear season is Review Australia.
Review is proud to be designed in Australia. Their design team travel the world, combing through Parisian flea markets and vintage stores in London and New York, drawing inspiration from the romance of eras past.
Their designs are romantic, feminine and eclectic – and that’s why I love wearing and working with them.
In this collaboration I have hand picked raceway outfit styles that would be suitable for four of the major race days in the spring calendar – Derby Day, Melbourne Cup, Crown Oaks Day and Stakes Day.
Racegoers and fashionistas love to stick to the rules when it comes to dressing for Derby Day.
Monochrome (black and white) is the traditional Derby Day colour palette, and Review’s Portrait of a Lady Dress is absolutely perfect for a sophisticated Derby Day.
You can easily make a statement of ultimate elegance with this dress. The pencil silhouette shape is offset with a floral white appliqué motif and statement split sleeves, and with tailored darting throughout the dress, it offers a refined silhouette.
I have opted to pair this dress with the Review Felicia Hat. Why? Because it is so elegant and feminine! With it’s rounded felt shape and black netting, it just adds a complete touch of elegance to the look.
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Melbourne Cup is traditionally a day where you can go all out and wear something that’s going to make you stand out from the crowd. For my Review Melbourne Cup look I opted against the traditional dress and went for a two piece combo with the Review Artist Studio skirt and top.
What I absolutely adore about this combo is the colours – they are absolutely stunning and stand out for all the right reasons. This lightweight spring racing two piece features a bold floral motif and high neckline on the top and high-low hem and a full silhouette in the skirt.
This two piece combo is also perfect because the top and skirt actually meet really well in the midline, ensuring that you’re not showing any bits you don’t want to!
I’ve paired this two piece combo with bright, matching red accessories with the Rosetta Hat which
is a modern headpiece crafted with a sculptural wave accent, and the Frida Bag which has a luxe feminine style with crystal and peal embellishment.
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Crown Oaks Day
Crown Oaks Day, is a day for the ladies. The dress code: dress to impress and be feminine and fabulous! For this reason, I have selected the Review Floral Bliss Dress for my Oaks Day look.
What I absolutely adore about this dress and what made me select it instantly, is it’s soft pastel hues and eye-catching floral embroidery which is topped with a stylish elbow length split sleeve cape.
I love this cape style, especially the way in which it drapes on the back of the dress.
I have paired this look with the cute Love Me Knot Headband. This features a beautiful dusty pink satin knot detail, perfect for lovers of ladylike. I also think it flows well into the dress too!
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Stakes Day is traditionally more of a relaxed race day, which is why I have selected the super cute and fun Tosca Lace Dress. This dress has a striking floral embroidery and 3/4 fluted sleeves which create a fancy-yet-fun feel.
I have continued the floral theme in the outfit by pairing it with the Clermont Hat in Navy . With its feathering soft layered construction in versatile navy, this piece will take you through the racing and events season, just because it is so versatile and wearable.
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Photography by simonarphotography.com
All of these race wear looks and many more are available via the Review Australia website.
I look forward to seeing what you all select to wear for each of the upcoming race days!