David Jones Autumn Racing 2012


Table Eight dress $249.99, Fillies Collection beret $199.95, Milana gloves $59.95, Voodoo tights $22.95 and Diana Ferrari heels $195.00. Anthony Squires suit $1399, ‘Savino’ shirt $149, Silk tie $99.50 and Pocketsquare $29.95.


Saba dress $299, ‘Mars’ jacket $249, ‘Opera’clutch $129. Saba ‘Kensington’ suit jacket $399, ‘Kensington’ suit pant $199, stretch shirt $129 and ‘Bedford’ tie $69.


Anthea Crawford Stretch Dress $399, Steve Madden Court Shoe $149, Morgan and Taylor Fascinator $89.95. Anthony Squires Suit $ 1,299. Shirt $149 and Tie $99.50

Scroll through the gallery and see what the key looks for Autumn Racing 2012 are with outfits from brands such as Table Eight, Saba, Anthea Crawford, Anthony Squires and more. This year expect to see track-side glamour at it's best - Read on for your guide to upcoming race events to remember and style notes for what you should be wearing at the David Jones Australian Derby Day, BMW Doncaster Day, Schweppes Sydney Cup Day and Stradbroke Day.

David Jones Australian Derby Day
Black and white reign supreme at this most glamorous affair and what better way to celebrate Derby Day than with reinvented classics. This season consider texture. Look to lady-like lace from those who do it best such as Collette Dinnigan, Alex Perry and Lover. For a true touch of tradition consider Carla Zampatti who incorporates on-trend hounds tooth and polka dots into her tailored pencil skirts and dresses. If modern elegance is what you’re after, a Josh Goot tuxedo will give an air of polished perfection, as will Thurley’s slim trousers and embellished dresses. Choose fashion-forward accessories to finish the look such as leather and a touch of embellishment. A sharp looking Fedora from Gregory Ladner or monochromatic fascinator by Nerida Winter are essential in completing these looks.

BMW Doncaster Day
A time to embrace the season’s hottest trends and put your best foot forward. Celebrate the new season by indulging in luxe fabrics and unique prints. Whether it is with a patterned full skirt from Ginger and Smart or perhaps chic cropped trousers in bright botanical prints from Camilla and Marc. If a top to toe print is a touch too much, use the printed separates as a base and pare back with classic white shirts and soft-as-butter knits from the likes of Jac+Jack and Lisa Ho. Keep accessories to a neutral palette and choose patent shoes and dainty cloche hats such as those from Milana, in order to let your outfit do the talking.

Schweppes Sydney Cup Day
In true Sydney style, this race day is all about colour, colour, and colour! Jewel tones are having a moment so incorporate the rich burgundy hues seen in pleated skirts and silk blouses at Lover and yellow toned pieces from Bianca Spender or for something more structured, look to Carl Kapp for incredibly wearable deep navy dresses or
Dion Lee for his sleek ruby shift dress. Pillbox hats in contrasting colours from Nerida Winter will round out the statement look or for something more subtle choose an Alannah Hill embellished headband.

Stradbroke Day - Brisbane Racing Club
Brisbane’s most prestigious race day is a time for feminine glamour with a touch of frivolity. Look to the designers who have looked through the style archives of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s when choosing your trackside attire. Trelise Cooper comes in first for feminine box-pleats skirts and cropped lilac jackets that offer a decidedly 1940’s feels. Alannah Hill harks back to the 50’s with frothy full skirts in layers of lace and tulle or swing into the 60’s with tweed perfection taking form in the mini-skirt suit from Willow. Whatever the era, each look should be accessorised with refined headpieces done best by Fillies Collection and Phillip Treacy.

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