Don’t sue me, but fascinators are pretty much dead.
At the very least, they’re dead to me because I just found the accessory I’ll be wearing for Melbourne Cup this year.
Oh, Aussie supermodel Jennifer Hawkins will be wearing it too (she told us in our Spring Racing Fashion video below). Well, probably not the exact same one because mine’s under $20.
It’s the Cotton On Rubi Ascot Boater Hat and it’s $19.95.
The traditional flat top, boater style straw (look) hat comes in three colours – natural with a black band, all black and a peachy rust – and will go with literally all of your race day outfit options.
Side note – one of spring racing’s biggest trends for 2018 is head-to-toe pastel/sorbet tones; the light rust version would look really chic with a peachy, light copper dress, shoes and a tan.