Break all the rules with Race Day fashion

There’s a sense of excitement in the air that can only be attributed to the Winter Racing Carnival with Race Days being organised and the Gladstone Cup approaching mid-August.

After all, this traditional and iconic Australian event is one that we all love. From the thrill of betting on the horses and consuming refreshing beverages with the boys, each race day offers the opportunity to have fun, get amongst it and thoroughly enjoy yourself.

Of course, the spring racing season isn’t just about mates and fillies. It’s also about fashion.

With all eyes on your clothes, this is the time of the year to dress to impress. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with our “What and how to wear – G’Town dress guide 2018” with the help of our sartorial expert, the very snappily dressed Justin Michell from E-Male Lifestyle.

A Pure Wool Plaid Suit

Be bold and opt for a check/Plaid suit this season. Whether it’s a more subtle, muted/shadow check or a bold contrasting windowpane fabric, checks will give you a stand-out modern look that offers a nod to the past.

Tailored Separates

For a less formal look, take advantage of a relaxed dress code by switching up your suiting. Again, the key consideration when weighing up potential purchases should be the material.

After choosing the fabric, decide on colour: shades of blue and grey, from dark to light, and softer neutrals like beige, stone and ecru all mix and match well together, while pastel hues like baby blue and pink are solid on-trend options.

For a nautical-inspired look, try a blue single or double-breasted blazer with a pair of tonal trousers and a crisp white shirt. Or flip the same combination on its head and reverse it…

Rule to Break #1 – Don’t Wear a Suit Without Socks

Don’t be afraid to wear this look without visible socks (or at least with Invisible Socks) – The look pairs well with more casual suits, especially ones worn to warm summer events like outdoor weddings, races and parties…It’s a definite Rule to Break!

Rule to Break #2 – Don’t Mix Different Patterns

Pattern Clashing is a great option as it is quite uncommon on the street; being mostly left to the runways and magazines, meaning if you pull it off you’ll definitely turn some heads. PLUS, with the increasing availability of floral prints, geo/neat prints, checks and polka-dots all being on point – when’s a better time to get clashing?