Melbourne Cup 2018: Women’s Accessories Guide
Despite previous years accessories being bold, feathered and full of vibrant colours – this year, for Melbourne Cup 2018 the main theme is simplicity.
Embellish your outfit in gold-tones, tortoise print, a neutral colour scheme and straw.
Here’s Hunter and Bligh’s Women’s Accessories Guide for the Melbourne Cup 2018:
Farrah + Sloane Mila Short Fringe Bag
Swing into Melbourne Cup festivities this spring with a Farrah + Sloane Fringe clutch Bag. This tamed mane is made from 100% polyester and features two gold-toned ring handles, a zip fastening and a meticulous fringe outer detailing in a subtle champagne shade.
ALDO Gauclya Black Slingbacks
Slingbacks will definitely be the theme of shoe at this years Melbourne Cup. The iconic shoe was first introduced in the early 1960’s and took back its fame three years ago. The ALDO Black Slingbacks feature a micro-suede material, buckle fastening, 6cm block heel and a closed pointed toe.
Steviie Una Earrings
Australian brand, Steviie, has a wide selection of affordable, distinctive pieces. The Una Earrings feature a gold-toned fastening and a pastel, tortoise print hoop made of acrylic. The earrings are small in size, which is perfect for race day as they don’t deter from your spectacular headpiece.
Max Alexander Bow Racing Fascinator
You’ll win first place this year with the Max Alexander Bow Racing Fascinator for Melbourne Cup. Featuring a raffia folded bow in ivory with black trimmings on a thin headband base – this fascinator will pair perfectly with any wrap blazer dresses or delicate lace dresses.
Samantha Wills Memories of Soho Earrings
There’s no doubt that Samantha Wills is the Makybe Diva of fine jewellery. The Australian brand have a wide range of accessories to glam up with. The Memories of Soho Earrings are 14 karat gold plated, featuring two delicate gold chains and a hypo-allergenic stud post backing. Regardless of the occasion, these earrings will definitely go to wear.
Quay Australia X Finders Keepers Sunglasses
The best way to accessorise any outfit is of course with sunglasses – and what better way than with the Quay Australia X Finders Keepers Anything Goes Sunglasses. Available in Tort & Smoke and Peach Pearl & Smoke colours, they feature a curved rectangular shaped frame with smoke tinted lenses providing 100% UV protection for race day.
Max Alexander Flower Crown Fascinator
Available in black, nude, cream and red, there’s no easier way to pair a fascinator with your outfit than with a flower crown. Max Alexander’s Flower Crown is Australian made and features an embellished headband with delicate blooming flowers. Pairs perfectly with off-the-shoulder dresses featuring a mermaid-tail.
Tony Bianco Cuoco
The Tony Bianco Cuoco sandals are perfect for this years biggest race day. With an 8cm bock heel, the shoes are made from genuine suede and feature a squared opened toe, slim cross-toe strap and an elegant wrap-around ankle tie fastening which can be easily altered and styled to your preference. Available in skin, caramel, and black; the Cuoco sandals can be easily paired to any outfit or occasion.
Olga Berg Bianca Ball Mesh Handle Bag
The circle handles are back! The Olga Berg Bianca Ball Mesh bag is the perfect outfit statement for any occasion – especially if you need to be hands-free to hold champagne bottles! Featuring two metal ring handles, a ball mesh material and a top zip closure. Pair this statement piece with an off-the-shoulder black or maroon dress.
Tony Bianco Harper Hat
Boater Hats are in! Made from natural straw, the Tony Bianco Harper Hat is 2018’s version of a fascinator. The straw boater features a black ribbon trim around the base of the hat as well as an internal black ribbon which can be styled to your preference around the chin or the back of the head.
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