Racewear Trends 2018 Style Tips

What are the racewear trends for Melbourne Cup 2018? How will you ace the racewear trends 2018?

The trick to getting it right is about adding a central focus to your outfit. Accessorise a  flamboyant frock with muted accessories. A bejewelled clutch should be offset with minimal jewellery. A statement hat should be worn with an understated dress.

Monochrome Musings:

The inaugural event of Melbourne Spring Racing Festival, Derby Day is a traditionalist’s delight.  Derby Day is set in the classic mode, with strict etiquette and dress code to follow. Derby Day is about monochrome,  tints and tones of black and white. 

Black and white, in all its avatars, took over the city on Derby Day 2018. The sea of monochrome seemed to complement the grey skies. Men veered towards tints and tones of grey, ranging from silver to charcoal. Women wore lace dresses – white lace on white – black lace on white. Polka dots, big and small, were visible on swinging wrap dresses. Some women shimmered in head to toe silver. There were solid black dresses or white. Colour blocking on dresses, alternating between black and white, made bold statements. Clutch bags in black, white and silver completed the Derby Day outfits. Hats ranged from fascinators to the more versatile tiaras, boaters and sun hats. Some brave racegoers defied tradition and chose to dress as colourful as the Rosellas.
What are the racewear trends for Melbourne Cup Day 2018?

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Men’s Fashion 2018 – Deidaa Offers Styling Tips

Guilty as charged… I have been procrastinating. I am getting requests from male members of Deidaaratti (Deidaa Mail Club), for a post on men’s fashion 2018. I have not risen to the occasion so far. Not that I am sitting quietly. My notebook is filled with jottings from several fashion shows. I am following the fashion pundits with the fervor of a keen fashionista. I have, now, collated the nuggets from several sources. Below is the gist of my research… 5 major trends that are emerging in men’s fashion 2018. Continue reading Men’s Fashion 2018 – Deidaa Offers Styling Tips

5 Fashion Tips to Rev Up Your Winter 2018 Wardrobe

Brrrr! The freezing weather is sending shivers down our spines! The frost queen is casting her spell with icy winds! If the grey skies are playing havoc with your mood barometer, here are some tips to add a zing to your winter.

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New Year’s Eve 2018 Fashion Tips

Caught up in the Christmas festivities? Did not realize when the New Year’s Eve party snuck up on you?
Here are some quick and easy tips to get you sorted for the big night tomorrow.

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Boxing Day Sale – How Not To Commit A Faux Pas

Boxing Day sale works around two myths.

Boxing Day sale is an annual event.

Boxing Day sale used to be a much awaited annual event. Since the economic downturn, markets have never recovered. Retailers are capitalizing on every opportunity to declare a sale. Easter weekend sale, Anzac Day sale, Mothers’ Day sale, Valentine’s Day sale, EoFY sale, they have it all. Boxing Day sale has lost much of its sheen. Before you flash your plastic fantastic, ensure the discounts  are genuine.

There are genuine markdowns on full priced goods at Boxing Day sales:

 This may be partly true, at best. Many stores create a ‘seconds’ line for sales and factory outlets.

Follow a few simple rules to shop savvy at the Boxing Day sales:

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Caulfield Cup – Racewear Fashion Tips

Curtains rise on Melbourne Spring Racing season 2017 with Caulfield Cup . The atmosphere at the Caulfield Cup is relaxed and youthful. There is a dress code, though, that rules out shorts, denim, parkas, pullovers and thongs.

What to wear at the Caulfield Cup 2017:

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Recharging batteries these holidays – fashiontip

These end of year holidays, I retreated into nature for a few days… away from the trappings of urban life. I realised how invaluable this experience was for my mental and physical wellness. It is not enough to simply get away. For effectively recharging batteries, you have to get a few things right.

Follow a few fashion tips from Deidaa this holiday season to make the most of your end of year getaway:

Recharging batteries travel light:

Do not carry the burden of superfluous luggage. Pack low maintenance and versatile items of clothing. Crease free, lightweight and colour ful printed kaftans work well as beach wear or cover ups over bathers. In tropical climates, these tunics can be worn as dresses. Teamed with cardis and leggings, caftans serve as effective outwear in light winter. A wide variety of kaftans are available at online stores in Australia, in floral, paisley or geometric prints. Plus size kaftans flatter generous body shapes. Kaftans are multicultural and can be be worn in different countries across the world.

Follow the KISS principle:

Keep it simple. If the monochromatic palette is your poison, carry a few colourful fashion accessories like cross body bags as mood elevators. Cross body bags are nifty travel companions. They hold the bare essentials like sunnies, credit cards, phones etc. They can be slung across the shoulder, giving you the hands free option.

Wrap it up:

Speaking of fashion accessories, do not forget to pack a couple of wraps, a digital printed silk scarf and a boho cotton scarf that can double up as a sarong over bathers or as a bandanna. A fashion wrap can be worn in a dead man’s knot or wrapped over shoulders giving protection against the elements and adding a festive touch to a basic outfit.

Be prepared:

Do not be caught unawares. Always carry a light weight, free size semi – formal dress. You never know who you meet and where you get invited to.

Create memories:

Make these holidays a lasting experience. Good photographs create happy memories. Be photo ready. Combine a solid coloured dress with a printed scarf or a floral beach bag. You  do not have to carry the whole photgraphic paraphernalia. Smart phones take good pictures. If you are having a good time , it reflects in your photographs. Come back refreshed, ready to dive headlong into a happy and exciting 2017!