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Betting on style


Cup Week fashion is a chance to dress to impress. Whether that is paying homage to the traditions of the track with a dark hued suit, embracing patterned shirts and blazers, or diverging from those time-honoured two-pieces with light-coloured chinos and linen shirts.

SABA

 

Dapper never dates in classic navy. Sportscraft Grant Wool Item Jacket.

 

All punters need a sleek wallet. Deadly Ponies Card File

 

Add flare with tasteful accents like a pocket square. Working Style Diamond Paisley Pocket Square

 

Freshen up any ‘fit with a crisp wide brim. Brixton Marcos Fedora

 

SABA

 

Mix it up in pale pants. J Crew stretch chinos

 

Lighten up with a linen shirt. Sportscraft Stripe Linen Shirt in Oat

 

Slick shades are a must. Moscot Cliptosh in Amber

 

RM WILLIAMS

 

Dressy trou which are not too dark, not too light. Working Style Olive Twill City Chino

 

A designer timepiece elevates any look. Breitling Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 Mosquito

 

Brown leather boots are classy and classic. RM Williams Comfort Craftsman

 


 

Connecting the dots


It’s long been said that trends are cyclical and when it comes to polka dots, they most certainly are – both in the figurative and literal sense of the expression.

 

 

If you’re just now connecting the sartorial dots, you might have realised polka dots are everywhere.

 

SKAGEN FROM FOSSIL GROUP AUSTRALIA

A print perennial, this sartorial throw-back has come full circle but this season’s design darlings have waved goodbye to the adolescent polka dots of the nineties and the polka dot is re-emerging with an elegant edge.

 

APERO LABEL EVIE FRILL MIDI SKIRT

Loud and proud, the polka dot is the red-lip of sartorial circles and, after a few years of minimalist trends and solemn ensembles, this fun fashion fixture is becoming the life and soul of the style party, marrying sophisticated style with a light-hearted twist.

 

ORDER OF STYLE REBECCA TAYLOR BOUCLE DOT TWEED BLAZER

While it may have first cemented its cult status in 1926 when Miss America was photographed in a polka dot bikini, the first famous protagonist of the polka dot was, of course, Disney’s Minnie Mouse in 1928.

BEC AND BRIDGE TOP

 

This year designers are reimagining them in micro iterations painted on floor-length dresses and even oversized versions swathed on elegant evening wear.

 

SABA MAXI DRESS


Balenciaga has taken the trend to the next level, with a selection of spotty sock boots, statement shirts and mini totes.


 

Tricks up its sleeve


We’re embracing the statement sleeve this sartorial season because, if you want to stand out from the crowd, this is a silhouette with a few tricks up its sleeve.

 

MORRISON TILLIE SHIRT

 

Whether you want big and billowy in shape, extra-long in length or intricate detailing, there’s a statement sleeve for everyone, from bell sleeve blouses to ruffled sleeve tees and everything in between.

MORRISON BROCK SHIRT

The puff-sleeve trend dominated the red carpet at the 2020 Golden Globes, with celebrities from Dakota Fanning to Rachel Bilson adding serious drama to their looks with statement sleeves from romantic pink to canary yellow.

ORDER OF STYLE RUFFLE TOP

So it might just be time to wear your art on your sleeve! After all, to wear your heart on your sleeve is to let it all proverbially hang out and, when it comes to this fashion-forward flirtation, the sentiment is the same.

APERO LABEL TRUE BEAUTY KNIT JUMPER