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Get ready for Spring Racing Carnival in Camberwell Junction

Get ready for Spring Racing Carnival in Camberwell Junction

It’s the one week of the year when Camberwell ladies and gents don their fanciest outfits and feast on gourmet foods, as they raise their champagne glasses with one hand and binoculars with the other, to watch the race that stops a nation.

There’s the familiar sights and sounds of the track, the invigoration of taking a punt, the inspiration of planning events, coordinating outfits, and the most essential element of every race day – fun with friends.

Fillies who have been around the track more than once know that great spring racing carnivals don’t just happen.

Many outfits need to be planned and styled according to the different race day etiquette and with inside tips into the fashion trends of the day.

Picnics and barbecues must also be planned for and prepared well in advance of the day.

The most important spring racing guide you’ll need is right here, with inspiration and direction from Camberwell Junction that will see you lined up at the gate and ready to party!

Get ready for Spring Racing Carnival in Camberwell Junction

Frock up with spring fashion

This Spring Racing Carnival fashion edit has two key themes: sleek and sophisticated or wildly romantic.

Structured, clean lines and simple silhouettes are taking on the fashion stakes at Camberwell Junction. Tip: keep skirts and dresses below the knee for peak sophistication. Shop this look at Trenery, Country Road, and Decjuba.

At the other end of the fashion spectrum, romantic ruffles and loose-fitting dresses will also make a splash with fashion-obsessed fillies loving relaxed, loose fabrics, embellished with lace, crochet and braiding.

If romantic is more your fashion style, check out Seed (we’re loving the balloon sleeve!), or Blue Illusion, for a French touch.

To stay well on-trend, colours in fashion this spring include a palette of pastels – soft lilacs, cool mint and buttercream.

Of course, no Spring Racing Carnival ensemble is complete without a fascinator or hat, and at Camberwell Junction, the place to find the headwear to suit your look is Hats Off Handmade Headwear, which offers bespoke pieces that range from the showstopper to the quietly elegant, and everything in between.

Get ready for Spring Racing Carnival in Camberwell Junction

Accessories to elevate your look

Take your Spring Racing Carnival to next level style with the perfect companion accessories – and this season at Camberwell Junction, it’s all about making a statement.

Rings, bangles and necklaces should be chunky and bold – and preferably pastel – and if their designs incorporate braiding, you’re right on trend.

Montebello Emporium has a range of accessories that tick all the boxes, and if you’re after statement jewellery destined to become heirlooms, take a peek at Portobello Camberwell.

Coco Chanel-inspired quilting is also on-trend, but not limited to purses. Fascinators, bangles and even shoes are paying homage to the fashion icon.

Anyone who has ever left race day with stilettos in hand will welcome the news that this season’s hottest footwear is totally wearable!

Slides are stealing the show – but not to be confused with their leisurewear cousins, these slides feature embellishments of jewels and embroidery. If you prefer to be well-heeled in actual heals, think kitten heels with fine, delicate straps.

Whatever the look you’re creating, you’ll find the perfect shoe at Midas, Step Ahead and Witchery.

Gentlemen, don’t let your shoes bring down your carefully crafted racewear. Now’s the time to upgrade your footwear with a new pair of shoes worthy of race day fashion, but that will see you through the years work and events. The first step is to make your way to Cavalier Menswear and Gazman.

There are also some great menswear options available at Country Road, Trenery and Sportscraft.

Get ready for Spring Racing Carnival in Camberwell Junction

Party at home

Whether you’re tailgating at the races, planning a picnic in the park, or organising an at-home soiree, everything you need is at Camberwell Junction.

The star of every barbeque is quality meat, and you can pick up snags, steaks and everything else at Rainbow Meats or Commercial Butchers, and stock up on an array of seafoods from Camberwell Market Seafood and Fish Pier.

The freshest fruit and vegetables for your platter or salads are in abundance at Camberwell Fresh Food Market as well as Coltivare, and you can pick up all your dressings and marinades from Coles, Woolworths or Aldi.

Celebrate the spring racing season in Camberwell

Continue the celebration at Camberwell Junction

On any given race day, the party doesn’t end with the horses being washed down and fed a bucket of oats.

Celebrations continue well into the night with parties to applaud your wins, help you get over those almost-wins, or simply enjoy the company of friends.

The eclectic selection of Camberwell Junction wine bars and pubs means racegoers are spoilt for choice, but if the party’s continuing at your house, keep it special with take-home cocktails and fine wine party packs from Dan Murphy’s and Liquorland.

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