Spring Racing Fashion Tips with Stella Clothing

We caught up with Stella Clothing’s Senior Designer, Shenae Collins, to get the inside scoop on this years Spring racing fashion trends.

Stella Clothing is this years Official Styles on the Straight Womenswear Event Partner, and Stella Clothing representative Brittney Hunt, Assistant Designer, will feature on the judging panel on AAMI Victoria Derby Day.

What are the biggest trends this season?

This season it is all about tie-knots and twist details. Tie-knots and twist details can be found on the front of tops and dresses alike. Wear a tie-front top with a pair of wide leg high-waisted pants for an instant chic-update!

 There is also a big focus on Interesting fabrications for the spring carnival season. Fabrications need to speak for themselves by having something special about them. Think guipure laces in pastel hues; 3D colourful embroideries and bright floral jacquards.

How would you accessorise your Racing look?

Accessorise your racing look with a complementary hat or fascinator. If your dress is structured opt for a straw boater hat or fascinator. If your outfit is softer and more romantic opt for a bejewelled headpiece with statement earrings. Complete the look with a clutch or chain shoulder strap mini bag.

 What is your styling advice for our race goer?

Make sure that your outfit is appropriate for the race day. If the dress code is black and white (Derby Day) make sure you adhered by the traditional dress code.

How do you choose the perfect pair of shoes to match your outfit?

Comfort is very important at the races. Kitten heels are currently trending, so these are a good alternative to a stiletto! If you are wearing a printed outfit, pick a colour from the print and match your shoes to it. If you are wearing a block colour wear a complementary colour; it’s best not to match the same colour as the outfit.

What are you hoping to see on the runway at the Styles on the Straight Event?

A “wow” moment when you see an effortlessly styled outfit that flows together seamlessly!

What is the inspiration behind your collection?

The Spring Racing collection is playful, bold, and feminine; a perfect mix of something new and exciting for our customer. Spring wouldn’t be complete without a sea of florals and this season won’t disappoint! We are inspired by spring blooms and turning them into embroideries and print artworks that come to life in the most romantic and beautiful way.

What celebrities have the best style to you?

We admire Sophie Monks style. She is a relatable independent woman who loves to dress up for a special event as much as she enjoys dressing casually day to day –  just like the Stella customer. Sophie is not afraid to try need trends but also has her essential go-to pieces.

For more information and to register for Styles on the Straight 2018, click here.