Top 10 Spring Racing Accessories

You’ve got the dress, now complete the look with our favourite spring racing accessories.

Alannah Hill accessories, prices vary

Alannah Hill rules racing season and her accessories are great fun if you don’t feel like splurging on an entire new wardrobe. Try these sweet broaches on a classic black dress, or my tip? Liven up an old hat (pick one up in a vintage store) with one or even more broaches.

Tilkah Coco Clutch, $179

Love this grey clutch in butter soft leather that matches any colour dress – who has the time or money to buy a new clutch with each new spring dress?

Pixel and Hank Allison fairy tale blue headband, about $62

We love Etsy especially when we stumble upon handmade finds like this beautiful head piece from Pixel and Hank. Blue not your colour? There are dozens more just as unique, and delivery to Australia is only $US7.


Hold Me Tight Firm Control Moulded Cup Body Slip, $47.97

So you’ve got the killer dress but have you checked your VPL? What about the muffin top? Suck it all in with this new range of shapewear (that actually looks sexy, and not Bridget Jones). This body slip comes in black or nude and creates a slim waist, smooth hip line and gorgeous decolletage.

Louise Macdonald Hats

Long live the hat! Fascinators can be beautiful but let’s face it, they are the safe option. Dare to wear a hat this racing season, and for inspiration take a look at Louise Macdonald, couture milliner, who offers a range of ready-to-wear hats for $195 or exclusive fashion hats starting at $375.

Browse and order online at www.millinery.com.au.

Diana Ferrari ‘Kate’ orange peep toe, $119.95

These pretty coral heels are an absolute steal – pair them with black dress so they really pop or brave to go technicolour with a bright-coloured dress. Just make sure the colours don’t clash too much or you’ll give the jockey’s jackets a run for their money!

Platinum Toeless Sheers, $16.95

Stock up on quality pantyhose and you’ll start to feel a million bucks before you head out the door. These light and sheer tights have a comfortable toeless finish so you can wear your favourite spring sandals.

Paul Smith Miriam Sunglasses, $350

Remember how elegant Audrey looked peering over her tortoiseshell sunglasses in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Recreate that graceful style with these lookalike Paul Smith shades. Pair with an LBD and oversized straw hat for a winning combination.

Fabz roll up flats, $79.95-$89.95

There’s nothing worse than seeing women suffer in their heels. So don’t be a martyr, pack a pair of these adorable Fabz roll up flats in your purse and when the going gets tough, pop these lifesavers on.