Spring racing carnival celebrations have been reimagined this year, with the usual fanfare accompanied by fashions on the front lawn, smaller get-togethers and looks that embody a more relaxed vibe.
Casabianca puff sleeve dress, $425. The volume in this dress means you needn't worry about lots of accessories. You could also wear slimline pants underneath if it's a cool day. ajeworld.com.au
Old habits die hard hat, $349. If the spring racing carnival isn't the same without a hat, choose one you'll also be able to wear during the upcoming summer months. tuchuzy.com
Paradise sunglasses, $149. Keep a pair of sunnies on hand so battling the sun's glare doesn't spoil the celebrations. mimco.com.au
Prize wedges, $149.95. Go easy on your feet if you've been wearing flats for the better part of the year. Wedges provide more support than other heeled options. ninewest.com.au
Hawke's Bay 2020 pinot gris, $23. Your preferred beverage is practically its own accessory during the racing carnival. This low calorie, low alcohol variety has a delightfully dry finish. stateoflight.com.au
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Shorts, $230. Guys, opt for a jacket that can look dressy or casual - pairing it with shorts will help you achieve the latter style. hugoboss.com/au
Organically grown French linen wide leg pants, $179. Ladies can also win in the fashion stakes with easy-to-wear pieces such as these pants. countryroad.com.au
La Vida silk chiffon dress, $799. Feel like splashing out? A beautiful dress worn with flats and a simple headpiece will suit the occasion, while feeling ultra comfortable. leolinofficial.com.au
Tonal stripe neckerchief, $24.95. Haven't got the energy to create a new knockout ensemble? Effortless styling can be achieved with a simple scarf. sussan.com.au
Emily Braidwood insoles, $49.95. After months spent in slippers and sneakers, your feet are in for a rude shock if you pop on heels this spring racing season. These insoles are designed to make wearing heels not only bearable, but enjoyable for any style higher than four centimetres. emilybraidwood.com