Top 5 tips for sweeping the style stakes this Spring Racing Season.

The Spring races are off and running. Cherry On Top – Hats and Accessories has collected a few tips to help get you feeling fabulous on the track.

Pretty pastels in figure flattering lines are classy and elegant. Perfect for the race track.

1. Research the current trends.

Trending this season are all things lady-like. Nothing illustrates class more than a modest hemline and full length circle skirts are a favourite of ours right now at Cherry On Top HQ.  Keep it simple with clean flattering lines and avoid layering. Embrace a little Katherine Hepburn elegance by trying a crisp classic pant suit.Monochromatic (black and white or shades of one colour) tones are hot too this Spring. Colour blocking in pastel shades keep it lady-like without being too OTT.

2. Don’t forget your hat!

Your head-wear should be the statement of your outfit so when deciding what to wear start at the top and work the accessories, shoes and handbags to match. It’s easier to find things to go with a great hat or headpiece than it is to find a hat to match your outfit. Take your hat or head piece to the hairdresser with you. That way they can fit it for you and make sure the elastics are hidden. You don’t want to spoil your hair or your look with a distracting piece of elastic.

3. Less is always more.

Consider the dress code. The race-course isn’t a night club so short skirts aren’t really appropriate. If you’ve got lovely legs a shorter hem (just above the knee) is OK provided you’re not showing too much up top. Similarly, if you’re revealing a little décolletage keep your skirt or short length longer. Wear something comfortable that won’t have you hitching, hoisting or plucking all day long.

4. Be realistic about your shoes.

A long day on the track can be taxing on the ol’ feet. The nice thing is, this season we’re seeing the revival of elegant kitten heels and practical but chic clogs. Wedges and blockier heels will keep you from losing your balance after a few too many bubbles.

5. Prepare for the worst but hope for the best…..weather.

If the weather forecast looks a little less than impressive consider accessorising with a complementary brolly. There’s no reason to let the rain spoil your fun….or your outfit. There is nothing worse than having gone to all that effort and then having to pull out your father’s broken old checkered umbrella.

The races are a great excuse to dress up and this Spring there are so many styles and colours to play with so have fun and try something new.

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