Giddy up! It’s Spring Racing Season: The Ladies guide to this year’s fashion

Spring has sprung, and that has me excited for one thing… the Spring racing season in Queensland!

It’s that time of the year that we can pop the bubbles, throw a fantastic outfit on and indulge in excitement as we sit trackside for some of the most exciting events our nation has to offer.

The restrictions pushed last year’s spring racing celebrations around for everyone, which emphasises that it is so important to embrace boldness and vibrancy this year. Break the rules, push your styling boundaries and this year, more is always more.

From Derby Day to Oaks Day, here are my tips to gear your wardrobe up to make the most significant wow factor this season!

Let’s start with Derby Day. Traditionally this day is see’s monochromatic attire on the track, but this doesn’t mean dull. It’s best to tread the line between sleek sophistication and feminine fun.

Play with bold silhouettes – either full or fitting, incorporate textures in your outfit or accessories, and play on that contrasting black and white duo with colour blocking or patterned prints throughout your look. Keep accessories minimal but bold in silhouette.

On the day that stops the nation, go big or go home! Melbourne Cup Day this year will be one of the biggest yet, so make your outfit one to remember!

It’s all about colour on this day. Be bright, be colourful and be daring. Step outside your comfort zone with unexpected colour combinations and textures. Find that dream print in a dress or skirt, and pair it with bright block colour accessories. For a more minimal but powerful look, embrace a vibrant colour in your outfit and feature texture in your accessories.

On this day be inspired and inspiring in your look… you’ll have all eyes on you.

Finally, it’s ‘Ladies day’. It is the prettiest day in the spring season calendar so take this opportunity to play dress ups! This Oaks Day, be feminine in fancy florals and pretty pastels.

Look for pieces that embrace soft florals, lace textures, silky fluid materials and pastel prints. Look and feel like a lady in a beautiful maxi dress or a cute co-ord set. Pair it with embellished earrings, a simple headpiece, and a bold lip to match.


Summer Stripes Dress $199.95, SHEIKE; Raffia Clutch $79.95, Seed Heritage.

Organic Cotton Strapless Bustier $245.00, Drapey Tech Ruched Skirt $245.00; CUE. Raffia Clutch $79.95; Seed Heritage.

Travelling Palms Ruched Sleeve Top $299, Travelling Palms Tiered Skirt $319; Veronika Maine. Leather Fold Detail Pouch $69; Seed Heritage.

Christie Serhan (Née Sutherland), has quickly become renowned as one of Queensland’s fashion authorities.  Hailing from South Africa, Christie started her career at Bauer Magazines and her eye for detail and hard work quickly saw her ascend to becoming the youngest ever Editor of Style Magazines.  Presiding over innumerable photo shoots with international brands, photographers and models has lead Christie into an exciting new phase of her career a freelance professional, becoming fashion ambassador for The Star Entertainment Group through to styling Ralph Lauren’s national season launches to name a few.  Always the consummate professional Christie is at home hosting events, styling shoots and producing cutting edge content.