Spring Racing Fashion Trends & Tips with Stella Clothing

With the Melbourne Cup Carnival fast approaching, we caught up with Stella’s Buyer, Ana Cannon to talk all things Spring Racing Fashion!

Stella has come on board again in 2019 as the Official Womenswear Event Partner and have supplied prizes for our winners of the Womens Category. Ana will be joining us on Oaks day as a Guest Judge of the competition.

What are the biggest trends this season?

Asymmetrical hems & spliced prints are really trending this season. We’re seeing a lot of traditional dark based florals, printed on a larger scale to make a bold statement. A power suit in a bright or pastel colour, is a must have for this seasons wardrobe. When in doubt, ruffles & lace are a classic go to for spring racing.

How would you accessorise your Racing look?

This season is all about the wide brim hat, worn on an angle & low on your face. Clips & hair scarves are still huge for those who like a less dramatic look. A statement beaded bag is the perfect accessory to complete the look.

What is your styling advice for our race goer?

Comfortable shoes – always!! Also, have a simple, well fitted jacket in mind for your outfit in case that unpredictable Melbourne weather kicks in!

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

Comfort is key here, it is a long day on your feet. Square toe, strappy heels are all the rage right now. Luckily, most of them have a block heel – perfect for wearing all day! Don’t be shy to wear a bit of colour.

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

Everyone looking and feeling their best selves! The races is all about dressing up in what makes you feel confident & having fun. Hopefully we’ll see a lot of Stella on the day 😉

What is the inspiration behind your collection?

We are all about girl power & dressing in what makes you feel confident and happy. Our September collection is called ‘Sherbet Sensation’ –  we draw inspiration from pastel tones, clashing prints & fun florals. October is more colourful & vibrant. Full of bright pops, delicate embroidery & tiling prints.

What celebrities have the best style to you?

We are obsessed with all things Margo Robbie. She is the ultimate cool girl! Her style is effortless & elegant and we love that she is home grown talent.