Neon has never looked more wearable.

Not that I don’t have a flair for the dramatics. I must point out that I do have affection for the creative attention that many show with their wonderful millinery creations and fresh (outside the box) ensembles. I particularly love this wonderful headpiece worn by the lovely Mia Freedman. Adorned with stunning bright multi-coloured florals overflowing with femininity and personal style.

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Mia Freedman - Caulfield Cup

So what are the top tips for spot on style this carnival season?

  1. Plan Ahead- know your style, your shape, your best colours. Look for styles that you would love to try out and adapt this to your budget and courage.
  2. Comfort & Style - Make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes, it is by no means a “good look” to be hobbling around on your tippy toes or slinging your heels over your shoulders as you limp around the marquees searching for eligible bachelors and the like.
  3. Know your Limits- Can you really have a great time and look fabulous whilst your head keeps flopping down under the overwhelming weight of your Millinery confection? If you can’t handle a full-on headwear affair, choose a spectacular headband or fascinator.
  4. Fourth and foremost – Have fun; keep it interesting yet stay true to yourself. Look for unique pieces that work well as a whole, don’t strive for too many seasonal trends, pick one or two items you wish to really get noticed (co-ordinating your headwear and footwear is a great way to pull things together).

Looking fabulous and bang on trend for carnival season need not cost a fortune. A great tip for creating a new fashion forward look for this year is by bringing through a dress from your existing wardrobe and up-cycling it to create a completely new look. As with your headwear, accessories and shoes, recycle your clothing, and even visit you local charity shops to see what they have to offer - one Fillies Trash is another’s treasure, and vintage will always be in, just mix it with something fresh and new and you will be really backing a winner!

May the best dressed Filly Win

Xxx Gwenstyle Team