If you’re a keen racegoer, Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival can be an expensive time of year. So I thought, why not just buy one dress, and then using the beauty bundle concept, change it up so you feel like you’re wearing a completely different outfit each time, still on theme.
I’ve chosen a simple offwhite dress by Phase 8 (available at David Jones) and show how easily the whole outfit looks and feels more different just by changing up a few accessories.
Dress code: Black and White
Derby Day 2016 Weather Forecast: 7 – 25C mostly sunny
First thing you may be a little chilly, so a lightweight shrug is a good way to keep the chill off until the sun warms up.
Take a white dress, like this one from David Jones – Phase 8
Add a black shrug – Anthea Crawford
Black and white fascinator – Max Alexander
Black clutch – The Daily Edit
Make your day easier in a low heeled sandal – Vince
Melbourne Cup Day
Dress code: Colourful
Melbourne Cup Day 2016 Weather Forecast: 8 – 18C possible shower
The forecast says it will be a bit chilly this Melbourne Cup day, so include a jacket in your outfit to keep you warm.
Floral Jacket – Perri Cutten
Orange clutch – Claudia Canova Asos
Necklace – Asos Rock n Rose Choker
Fascinator – Max Alexander
Dress code: Floral
Oaks Day 2016 Weather Forecast: 9 – 22C Sunny
The sun is forecast to be shining all day!
Clutch – Blue and White
Shoes – Nine West
Necklace – Kate Spade
Blue hat – Fillies Collection
Dress code: Relaxed Racing
Stakes Day 2016 Weather Forecast: 17 Possible shower
Bit of a cool day forecast, so some sort of layer such as a cardigan or shrug will help you to feel more comfortable.
Clutch – Olga Berg
Shrug – Cher
Rose headband – Rock n Rose headband
Wedges – Aerosoles
Using beauty bundles in different colours is such an easy way to change up a simple, neutral dress so that you feel like you’re wearing something completely different!
If you want to ensure that what you’ve chosen to wear, then check out this blog post, and also head over to the VRC website to double check the rules.
Great post. I’d never have thought to use white as the main neutral. Now to just keep from spilling champagne on my dress….
This is also a great idea for weddings etc to have one dress plus the beauty bundles in your wardrobe gives you lots of options for not a lot of money.
Yes it works well – particularly for special occassion dressing. I think we tend not to use this concept – yet really it’s so versatile!
Can’t help thinking blue stiletto heels would be more problem than they’re worth, especially in grass areas. Maybe a nice wedge or block heel instead?
That would be a great option – I just couldn’t find a picture of what I was after whilst making these pics!
This dress is incredible. I think Lucy O’Connell ordered a dress from this designer, too! What a fabulous look. Love both style interpretations! This dress can be styled in so many ways for different events, seasons, and looks. Love!