A day at the races can mean many things – a nice family day out, a work function, a valid excuse for day drinking or a justification for dressing up.
Whatever your reason for going, in a world where activewear is no longer restricted to the gym, dressing for the Spring Racing Carnival and navigating its dress code can be a little confusing. Intimidating, even. But it doesn’t have to be.
Do… wear a hat.
“You 100 per cent still need to wear headwear. It doesn’t have to be big, but it’s essential,” Bartel says.
“My sister doesn’t like the big headpieces but I love a big floppy hat or a boater. Delicate crowns will always be in fashion and there’s always something you can do, whether it’s a jewel piece in your hair or even dainty jewellery in your hair. Definitely try something.”