Adelaide Racing Carnival Fashion Edit 2016

Melbourne does Spring and Sydney does Easter. May is all about Morphettville, the iconic home of racing in South Australia, where the Adelaide Racing Carnival is on over three unmissable Saturdays in May. We’re starting the festivities with the Schweppes Oaks on May 7, followed by Derby on the 14th. Finally, the whole shebang will be capped off by another Group 1, the Goodwood Day, on May 21st.

My husband was the first trainer in more than a century to claim a rare Group One double Adelaide Cup and Goodwood Handicap at Morphetville in 2005.  Demerger won the Adelaide Cup and his mare Glamour Puss won the Goodwood Handicap the following weekend.  It hasn’t been done since!

With the lure of quality black type races and great fashion, Adelaide is set for one big party for the month of May!  Below are a few of my favourite Autumn Racing outfit inspirations: lots of bell sleeves, florals, suede pumps, and leather clutches. Oh, and don’t forget the elegant, structured hats. Millinery Jill, anyone?

 

 

Adelaide Racing Carnival 2016 | Track Mode | races dresses

 

 

Gucci Marmot Bag |Adelaide Racing Carnival 2016 | Track Mode | racing fashion

Gucci Marmot Bag

Sain Laurent Suede Pumps | Adelaide Racing Carnival 2016 | Track Mode | racing fashion

Saint Laurent Suede Pumps

Nerida Winter Free Bird Hat | Adelaide Racing Carnival 2016 | Track Mode | race day hats | millinery

Nerida Winter Free Bird Hat

 

 

Adelaide Racing Carnival 2016 | Track Mode | races dresses

Millinery Jill Hat | Adelaide Racing Carnival 2016 | Track Mode | race day hats | millinery

Millinery Jill Hat

Nine West Febriona Pumps | Adelaide Racing Carnival 2016 | Track Mode | race day outfits

Nine West Febriona Pumps

Valentino Rockstud Flat Clutch | Adelaide Racing Carnival 2016 | Track Mode | race day outfits

Valentino Rockstud Flat Clutch

 

Thurley Parisian Lace Dress | Adelaide Racing Carnival 2016 | Track Mode | race day dresses

Thurley Parisian Lace Dress

 

Lack Of Color The Muse Boater | Adelaide Racing Carnival 2016 | Track Mode | race day hats | millinery

Lack Of Color The Muse Boater

Saint Laurent Suede Pumps | Adelaide Racing Carnival 2016 | Track Mode | race day outfits

Saint Laurent Suede Pumps

 

YSL Suede Tassle Clutch | Adelaide Racing Carnival 2016 | Track Mode | race day outfits

YSL Suede Tassle Clutch

 

 

Scanlan & Theodore Metallic Brocade Dress | Adelaide Racing Carnival 2016 | Track Mode | dresses for the races

Scanlan & Theodore Metallic Brocade Dress

 

Scanlan & Theodore Stretch Ankle Boots | Adelaide Racing Carnival 2016 | Track Mode | race day fashion

Scanlan & Theodore Stretch Ankle Boots

Natalie Bikicki Leather Leaf Headband | Adelaide Racing Carnival 2016 | Track Mode | race day hats | fascinators

Natalie Bikicki Leather Leaf Headband

Furla Metropolis Clutch | Adelaide Racing Carnival 2016 | Track Mode | race day fashion

Furla Metropolis Clutch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Millen Floral Print Dress | Adelaide Racing Carnival 2016 | Track Mode | dresses for the races

Karen Millen Floral Print Dress

 

Carrie Cut Out Clutch | Adelaide Racing Carnival 2016 | Track Mode | race day outfits

Carrie Cut Out Clutch

Nine West Paganeli Ankle Boots | Adelaide Racing Carnival 2016 | Track Mode | race day outfits

Nine West Paganeli Ankle Boots

Millinery Jill Hat | Adelaide Racing Carnival 2016 | Track Mode | race day hats | fascinators

Millinery Jill Hat

What was your favorite win at the Adelaide Racing Carnival? What’s one of your most memorable outfits?

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