RACHELALEX Spring Racing Must-Haves

Who else is looking for items to add to their summer wardrobe? Australian fashion brand RACHELALEX has just released their new lookbook and we’re already lusting over the pieces (and how to wear them for the upcoming summer).

Created by sisters Rachel and Alex, the collection has a strong focus on occasion wear and is perfect for Spring Racing and summer cocktail events, which are luckily just around the corner!

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Stuck on what to wear? We have picked some of our favourite pieces from the new collection, which is set to hit stores over the next few months.

Strapless dress

Make this special piece your spring racing outfit which is the perfect way to welcome the warmer weather. Wear with slicked-back locks or a classic updo with minimalist jewellery.

RachelAlex Resort Collection Must-Haves

Shirt dress

Every girl needs a shirt dress in their wardrobe and this one by RACHELALEX provides a fresh twist to an old classic. The three-quarter sleeves are perfect lengths for all occasions and are so flattering!

RachelAlex Spring Racing Must-Haves

Crop top

A crop top is a summer essential since it’s so easy to style with almost anything. This vibrant blue colour in a navy pleated print makes for a stunning statement piece.

RachelAlex Spring Racing Must-Haves

Spaghetti-strap dress

Don’t be alarmed, we have just found the perfect dress for spring racing season! This stunning dress is flattering for all skin tones and falls beautifully around the hips and waist.

RachelAlex Spring Racing Must-Haves

Sleeveless dress

Finish off your spring/summer wardrobe with this stunning sleeveless dress. The colour is on-trend for the warmer weather and would look amazing with heels, flats, or anything in between.

RachelAlex Spring Racing Must-Haves

Target Ups The Fashion Stakes With Georges Antoni

Target Australia has upped the fashion ante for this year’s Spring Racing Carnival, releasing a gorgeous 18-piece spring racing collection and becoming the shopping destination for the 2014 racing season.

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For the first time, the retailer has united with fashion photographer Georges Antoni for the collection campaign shoot. The Australian-born fashion photographer’s work has been published in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair, Oyster and V Magazine.

The spring carnival collection comprises special occasion dresses fit for racing festivities and spans across two central themes – monochrome and sorbet floral – both hugely on trend this season.

Gillian Ridley-Whittle, Target’s general manager of womenswear, said:

“It has been a delight to team up with well-known fashion photographer Georges Antoni for our spring carnival photo shoot. Georges is a true professional and he has captured our pieces in a beautiful, complementary way. I think Australian women are going to love what they see.

“Monochrome is a timeless fashion statement. Black and white dresses from the collection are both classic and versatile and can be styled with neutral metallics or a pop of colour for a bolder look.

“In addition to monochrome, nothing says ‘Spring dressing’ like feminine florals and a lush colour palette. These dresses are your outfit heroes. They have great flow and are perfect for the sun-kissed days and balmy nights of spring and well into the summer months.”

The spring racing collection is available in store and online at www.target.com.au now, with prices starting at just $49.

Celebrity Style Inspiration: Spring Floral Prints

We’re obsessed with the floral trend this spring. Everyone is wearing florals, from Beyonce to Taylor Swift, so get inspired with these celebrity style picks.

Miranda Kerr

Trust Miranda to wear florals in the most stylish and creative ways. Whether it’s an Erdem floral print dress that she wore in Japan last year, or a flowing floral-print chiffon skirt paired with a simple white tank top, the supermodel knows how to make florals the star in any occasion.

Spring Floral Prints

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is the queen of florals. Whether it’s a babydoll dress or a red carpet gown, this girl knows how to rock the spring print. It perfectly fits into her retro look, and you can find plenty of 50s-style floral dresses on the high street this spring.

Celebrity Spring Floral Prints

Lucy Hale

Floral prints can often be a little too Laura Ashley and feminine. But Lucy Hale proved that you can rock the bold and beautiful floral print for a look that’s perfect for a night out on the town. Floral pants paired with a black evening top or sleeveless shirt is a thoroughly modern update to your go-to jeans and tank.

Spring Floral Prints


Floral prints can be worn in any way shape and form, and we’re absolutely in love with this chic Stella McCartney floral print jacket Beyonce wore to an NBA game last year. It’s the perfect piece to bring personality and texture to her simple white form-fitting dress, and it could easily be worn with any number of other outfits as well.

Spring Floral Prints

Selena Gomez

Selena shows how you can wear florals as a detail without it taking over your entire outfit. Her cute crop top is just enough floral detail without overwhelming the colorful look, and we love how she matches her lipstick to her outfit as another pop of spring color.

Spring Celebrity Style Inspiration

Tired of the frosty weather and day-dreaming about your spring wardrobe? If you’re feeling stuck for ideas, look to your favorite Hollywood stars for some spring fashion celebrity style inspiration.

Lea Micheles Denim Jacket

It’s no question denim is a classic, and a great go-to fabric season after season. A denim jacket is light enough for warmer days but sturdy enough for a cooler evening. To update this classic, go for a cropped denim jacket like Lea’s. Perfect for when the temperatures aren’t yet warm enough for full-on bare shoulders but you still want to get that whisper of spring. A modern cut denim jacket looks fresh with trousers and a tee, and it can also be paired with your favorite sun dress and ankle boots.

cool Spring Celebrity Style

Scarlett Johanssons Polka Dot Dress

There is something sweet and chic about polka dots, and they can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Scarlett Johansson glows in this strapless polka dot dress in navy and white, and don’t be afraid to try out both small polka dot patterns and large polka dot patterns.

Spring Celebrity Style

Mila KunisStriped Tank

We love stripes all year long, but especially in spring paired with our favorite jeans or shorts. Simply swap out out ballets for heels, add a fitted blazer for evenings and some statement jewelry.

Spring Celebrity Style

Demi Lovatos Block Colors

The block colour trend is perfect for spring: focus on one strong color, like black, and then add in a punchy spring shade or a pastel, like purple or baby pink. This trend looks great on dresses like Demi’s.

Spring Celebrity Style

Emmy Rossums Ballet Flats

All of these trends are great, but what about the shoes? Spring is all about ballets flats, when it’s still a bit chilly for open toes, plus they go with everything. Here, Emmy shows how a pair of flats complete an outfit. Ballet flats in sweet pastels, black or nude go with any outfit and can be worn with jeans to the movies or out to dinner with a floral spring dress.

How to Wear Boho Fashion for Spring

The bohemian look is going to be big in spring thanks to the influx of festival-inspired wear. The modern bohemian avoids over-sized bell bottoms, but she does enjoy her flower crowns and peasant tops – think Alexa Chung and Nicole Ritchie. If you want more ideas on how to wear the boho look, then follow these tips to update your look from hippie chic to glamorous bohemian babe.

Flower crowns

Flower crowns are one of the most popular hair trends this spring. You can wear them with your hear down for a loose romantic music festival–inspired look. However, if you really want to be on-trend, then try rolling your hair or braiding and tucking it into the elasticised band of the headband. This will create a look that is refreshing and modern. This style is also a great way to keep you cool as the temperatures start to rise!

Maxi skirts

Maxi skirts are a bohemian style staple, and they have been popular for the past few seasons. They get an upgrade this spring with bright neon colours, tribal-inspired patterns, and loose, flowing fabrics. Look for maxi skirts made of chiffon or a sheer fabric for an updated version of this classic style.

Bright neon colours like hot pink or highlighter yellow are a fun trend to pair with a monochromatic top, or choose romantic pinks and neutrals for a softer palette. Just remember to keep the rest of your look simple if you are going to pick out a wild maxi skirt.



The peasant top

If you can only invest in one bohemian piece this spring, let it be a peasant top. These sexy tops are a great transitional season piece. You can wear it now with a light jacket or later in the summer with denim cutoffs. Peasant tops come in many different styles and colours. Look for off-the-shoulder white tops with embroidery around the neckline, as well as darker peasant tops in lace or linen. Pick one that best represents your style.

The bohemian scarf

A scarf is a bohemian’s best friend because it can be worn anywhere. You can tie one around your head when you are having a bad hair day, or you can wrap it around you waist while at the beach. Pick out a scarf with a wild pattern to make it fun and flirty for the season ahead.


If you really want to do bohemian style right, then you need to invest in some crochet pieces. The biggest crochet trend this spring is shorts. You can dress these up or down depending on the occasion. Plus, shorts are super sexy and a great alternative to skirts or dresses. You can also look for shorts that have crochet appliques if you want to wear the trend in a simpler way. If you are not feeling this look, then you can always opt for crochet accessories. Accessories are easier to pull off, and a crochet bag will make any outfit look instantly bohemian.

What’s your favourite boho fashion trend?

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