October 26, 2022

The Ultimate Fashion Guide For The Spring Carnival 2022

The Ultimate Fashion Guide For The Spring Carnival 2022
Dress Codes for Spring Carnival Fashion

Welcome to Your Spring Carnival Fashion Consultation!

The races are here and that can only mean one thing - it's time to get your spring carnival style sorted! As the most exciting sporting event in Melbourne, the spring carnival attracts thousands of punters and fashionistas eager to indulge in the festivities. This year is shaping up to be one of the most glamorous seasons yet, so it's important to make sure you're prepared.

Maria is our expert fashion curator and EIC, and she knows a thing or two about putting together an edgy and feminine look. With her help, we've put together a look-book of chic outfit ideas for every spring carnival occasion, from stakes day to the Melbourne Cup. Whether you're looking for something classic and elegant or on-trend and daring, we've got you covered.

"Some of my favourite styles this season feature bold florals alongside elegant midi hemlines- both options work together seamlessly without feeling too overwhelming."

– EIC Maria Ugrinovski

We've kept things simple, but stylish and fashion-forward. Use our guides to mix and match pieces to create your own unique look. Plus, we've included some tips on accessorising to really make your outfit pop.

Derby Day / October 30, 2022

Classic Black

There's lots of black and white on Derby Day, but that doesn't mean it's boring. Make monochrome look fresh with textures, patterns, and accessories.

#Tip : Derby Day is the day to get bold and avant-garde with your headpiece. Adding a contrasting hat in white or black looks great.


Shop Derby Day

#1 Toni Maticevski Sooth Dress AUD $2,100.00

#2 Bikicki Padded Chains Head Piece AUD $480

#3 Salvatore Ferragamo Gancio Clutch Bag AUD $1,600

#4 Gianvito Rossi Ribbon D'Orsay 105mm slingback pumps AUD $1,040


Melbourne Cup / November 2, 2022

Disco Glamour

Melbourne Cup calls for big, bold, bright, and striking. Unexpected colour combinations and textures will make your look stand out, don't be afraid to get playful, bright florals also work well on Melbourne Cup.

#Tip 2 For those that are a tad traditional, try adding a burst of colour with a unique fascinator.

Melbourne cup fashion - Rotate Dress Aquazurra Shoes

Shop Melbourne Cup Look

# 1 Rotate A-line sequinned midi dress AUD $697

# 2 Ford Millinery LEXI Head Piece AUD $289.95

# 3 Khaite Aimee high-shine leather clutch AUD $2,210

# 4 Aquazzura So Nude Plexi 105 holographic sandals AUD $885


Oaks Day / November 4, 2022

Delicate Details

On Oaks Day, it's 'Ladies Day'! We've got pastels, florals, flounces and more. Balance florals with strappy sandals, puff sleeves with cinched waists, and bold jewelry with minimalist silhouettes.

Spring Carnival Fashion - Alexander Wang Bag

Shop Oaks Day

# 1 Leo Lin Marguerite Rose Cotton Dress AUD $699.00

# 2 Jennifer Behr Roselyn crystal-embellished headband AUD $958

# 3 Alexander Wang Scrunchie rhinestone-embellished mini bag AUD $1,160

# 4 Aquazzura So Nude 105mm velvet sandals AUD $885

Make it demure with Pastels

Spring Carnival Fashion - Jacquemus bag - Acler Dress


Shop Enchanting Pastels

# 1 Acler

# 2 Ford Millinery Black Widow (lavender) AUD $249.95

# 3 Jacquemus Le Bambino mini tote bag $770

# 4 Aquazzura Ari 105mm leather sandals AUD $935


Stakes Day / November 7, 2021

Relaxed Chic

The last day of the spring racing carnival, Stakes Day, is all about keeping it relaxed and understated, so keep your headwear simple and let your dress take centre stage.  

Spring Carnival Fashion -Valentino Mules - Camilla and Marc Dress


Shop Stakes Day

# 1 Valentino Garavani Roman Stud flat mules AUD $825

# 2 Ford Millinery Monica Foil Headband (gold) AUD $99.95

# 3 Camilla and Marc Izaro Maxi Dress AUD $550

# 4 Longchamp Épure bucket bag  $535

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Rachel Gilbert EVANA MINI - YELLOW $790 AUD

Scanlan and Theodore Parachute Gather Sleeve Dress $650

Viceta Wang Metamorphosis


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The Ultimate Fashion Guide For The Spring Carnival 2022