Spring Racing Carnival 2012: What do you wear when it’s 10 degrees?

So what do you wear to the races when you are expected to look chic, modern and stylish in classic race wear….and its 10 degrees? I’d tried to plan my outfit around impending cold freezing weather, but until the day comes around you don’t realise that its really not ‘dress’ friendly weather.

I decided to build my outfit for Turnbull Stakes Day at Flemington as part of the Spring Racing Carnival yesterday around this Shakuhachi coat/cape. Brett had suggested that his ‘Mia’ hat was really suited to a wintry day, and I had initial doubts that the black might be too heavy. But as the rain sleeted sideways and the wind whipped around my legs I think we got it fairly spot on!

As mentioned in this previous post, I’ll be wearing Brett Morley millinery to the races for the entire cup carnival. All of the hats are for sale and I can attest (particularly if you are thinking of entering Fashions On The Field) that they are absolute show stoppers.

What I’m wearing:
Coat/cape: Shakuhachi
Dress: Hampton St, Hampton
Heels & jewellery: Mimco
Bag: Olga Berg
Hat: Brett Morley
Sunglasses: Chanel

  • Pingback: Melbourne Cup Day 2012 | Lady Melbourne()

  • Clothing Online

    This is very awesome and very creative mind involved it. I don’t think that I’ve seen this style before. You are looking very beautiful in that dress..:)

  • The asnwer is you don’t leave the hosue unless is is ten degress plus – but you did very well. Loving the hat!

  • I thought that hat was some kinda of plant before I scrolled down further. It looks amazing. I love the brightly coloured coat! I want one.

  • wow, u really created a new style !

  • rosie

    Red and blck never seem to date. You wear it beautifully.

  • You are so brave with bare legs on such a cold day! Looks great though, love the cape with the dress 🙂