The Spring Racing Accessories To Buy This Season

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If you’ve never attended the Spring Racing Carnival or other race days that take place during the season, you could be forgiven for thinking that finding the perfect dress is the most important part of your spring racing preparation. But those who are regular trackside guests live by two rules – one: you cannot leave the house without adding sunblock to your beauty routine (which, of course you are already doing, right?) and two: accessories are what makes the outfit.

Events such as the Melbourne Cup, Derby Day and Oaks Day have strict dress codes that encourage attendees to style headwear, such as fascinators, headbands and oversized hats, with matching clutches, shoes (comfort is key) and eyewear something regular racegoers, such as Jodi Anasta, who is this years MIMCO Spring Style Ambassador, do best.

Jodi Anasta is MIMCO's spring style ambassador
(Credit: MIMCO)

When it comes to her accessories dos and don’ts, Anasta, who tops best-dressed lists year upon year, says that she loves to experiment with new trends, millinery and headpieces for race days. “Theres more opportunity to mix things up and its a quirky way of showing off your personality. I like metal crowns, headpieces and anything jewelled as opposed to a fascinator or basic hat,” she says. She also notes that its important not to overthink things: When it comes to accessories, your shoes and bag should be about creating continuity within your outfit, but theres no need to go too matchy matchy.

In the lead-up to the biggest race days of the year, we’ve done the hard work for you and sought out the most on-trend accessories to take your look to the next level. Now all thats left for you to do is to perfect your Instagram pose.

Trinity Clutch by MIMCO
Trinity Clutch Bag (Black Snake) (Credit: RRP $279.00)
Nelson Made Juliette sandal black croc
Nelson Made Juliette sandal black croc (Credit: RRP $249.00)
MIMCO Calla Tiara Headpiece
MIMCO Calla Tiara Headpiece (Credit: $149.00)
Meadowlark Juliet Hoop Earrings (Credit: RRP $490.00)
Gigi Burris, Jeanette oversized textured-satin sunhat
Gigi Burris, Jeanette oversized textured-satin sunhat (Credit: RRP $597.00)

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