DJ, producer, Schweppes Flemington Fling Ambassador and style icon Andy Murphy shares his best Spring Racing fashion tips from hats to heels so you can look your best at the Races!
Keep a modest hemline
The Spring Racing Carnival is not the time to whip out a slinky mini-dress – save it for the after party. Simple and chic looks feature predominately on my best dressed list each season for the girls, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave the fashion forward looks at the gate.
Get it right with white
I love how effortlessly cool the head-to-toe white look is on the ladies this season. I do suggest however taking extra care when sipping on the carnival’s signature drink, the Schweppes Flemington Fling, and keep it cool in the Flemington Fling Bar in the Hill stand – where I’ll be DJ’ing each race day – to avoid unwanted grass-stains!
Have fun fascinating
The millenary on offer is amazing, so if you are going with a relatively plain dress, why not pair it with an interestingly structured headpiece in cobalt blue or an oversized flower in emerald.
Choose killer shoes that are kind to your feet
Heels trackside are great for creating polished elegant finish on your look, but be sure to pick a style and a height which you can comfortably wear for the duration of the day. Going barefoot on the track is a massive no-no and I will be mixing it up on the decks in the Schweppes Flemington Fling Bar… so you may want to bring your dancing shoes
Steer clear of matchy-matchy
There is such a thing as too much coordination. I know matching you’re bag and hat was the done thing when our grandparents were punters but the world has progressed now hasn’t it…mix it up!
Blame it on the weatherman but only if he’s wrong
Goosebumps are never a good look so if it’s cold, take a jacket. Likewise if you’re heading trackside in the heat, be sure to apply sunscreen and take a pair of sunglasses – red is a hot hue but not in terms of your complexion!
What are you wearing on Race Day this year?
The Schweppes Flemington Fling Bar will be open to the public from 9:30am until 30 minutes after last race on AAMI Victoria Derby Day (Saturday, 2 November), Emirates Melbourne Cup (Tuesday, 5 November), Crown Oaks Day (Thursday, 7 November) and Emirates Stakes Day (Saturday, 9 November).