Melbourne’s spring racing carnival is fast approaching. Forget the horses – the carnival is all about who wore what and who wore it best. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to make sure you’re ready for a stylish day at the track.

Do wear a fascinator that reflects your outfit

Whether it’s a hat, headpiece or a fascinator, what’s on your head needs to tie your outfit together. So make sure it reflects the elements of your outfit, or it is a statement of its own.

Don’t wear shoes just for comfort

Your shoes need to elevate your outfit. Sure, if the shoes can get you through the day without breaking your toes or giving you shin splints then go for it, but they need to also match your outfit.

Match your bag

Sometimes you just have to throw practically out the door. Don’t bring your office handbag to the races. If you’re stuck on what bag to wear, opt for a clutch that is one colour, simple and ties in with your outfit.

Don’t forget to reapply

To keep your look fresh the entire day, bring makeup to reapply throughout the day. The essentials? Lippy, blush, concealer, and powder.

Do match but don’t be matchy, matchy

There is a difference between your outfit elements matching and having a matchy, matchy outfit. Check out these great looks from some of the best dressed and biggest names at the spring racing carnival!

Do have fun at the spring racing carnival

The spring racing carnival is not just about dressing up, it’s about having fun with your friends, so dress to impress but the most important part is to have fun.