Lady in Red - How to get the most out of your raceday staples

With the recent autumn/winter racing carnival nearly done and dusted, I have come to realise that there was a particular colour that I mainly wore - red. This is surprising to me as I don't actually wear red in my day to day outfits. I don't reach for this colour when I'm out shopping - not for shoes, tops, skirts or even accessories. However, for FOTF, bring it on! I think that's what is great about doing FOTF as you get to be creative and go for something that you wouldn't normally wear, experiment with colour and textures.

Red on red with pops of black 

Red on red with pops of black 

Lady in red with pops of pink 

Lady in red with pops of pink 

I found that the colour red, became a staple almost like navy, black and white. It compliments so many colours and can be worn in spring and autumn for FOTF. It just depends how you style it.

Sally looking like a absolute goddess

Sally looking like a absolute goddess

How refreshing to see racewear and millinery reworked with the clever use of accessories.

How refreshing to see racewear and millinery reworked with the clever use of accessories.

How clever is Sally stacking lace textures with pops of red and pink on a black base

How clever is Sally stacking lace textures with pops of red and pink on a black base

As you can see from the photos, not only did red become a bit of an obsession but so did my red skirt, red shoes and red/pink hat. This brings me to the topic of investment pieces and reworking outfits so you can change them up and wear them again.

How good do these Best Dressed Accessories look with Sally's race day staples? LOVE

How good do these Best Dressed Accessories look with Sally's race day staples? LOVE

My red shoes, being pointed toe and enclosed can be worn all year round and a leather hat is trans seasonal so can be worn in both spring and autumn. My pink and red hat complimented my outfits perfectly- very versatile piece. Lastly, my red skirt from Sovata was made to be either fuller with a petticoat or more A line without it and featured heavily in my outfits as the material was a medium weight, so could be worn all year round - another versatile piece. And my other obsession was my lady bag from Best Dressed Accessories. I couldn’t get enough of this bag - it went with so many outfits.

 

Sally Martin
Brand Ambassador
Best Dressed Accessories

Bethany Brajkovich