Melbourne Cup Day is the race that stops the nation for more than just the horses. Let’s be honest, the fashion is why most people turn up on the day. This year’s Melbourne Cup was no exception, with countless scene-stealing outfits and accessories. Here are the most exciting accessory trends from this year’s Melbourne Cup you’ll be wearing this summer.
1. Monogrammed handbags
Personalization is the ultimate luxury, so it’s no surprise monogrammed handbags were out in force during Melbourne Cup. From monogrammed initials on the side of handbags to engraved initials on the clasp of clutches, personalized accessories are this summer’s luxury that’s all about you.
2. Top Handle Handbags
Straight from the 1950’s, top handle bags have had a modern makeover and were everywhere this Melbourne Cup. Countless designs from bamboo-inspired hard-shell bags to classic leather top handle bags testify to this classic style’s dramatic resurgence.
3. Statement headbands
Headbands completely overran the Melbourne Cup, with fascinators and large hats almost replaced by this season’s coolest new take on headwear. With everything from decorative baubles to large silk flowers, the Melbourne Cup’s headband scene was on fire.
4. Grunge-style handbags
There’s nothing cooler than powerful feminism, and the grunge-style handbags at the Melbourne Cup were a nod to this fierce new movement. Not only did these black handbags complement those wearing heavy boots or hints of punk, they were also a clever choice by those punters who want their Cup Day accessory to last long after the race day.
5. Baby soft feathers
Delicate feathers blowing in the breeze took the award for the best new texture at Melbourne Cup. From baby pink to delicate white feathers; the headbands, fascinators and handbags that utilized this stunning medium stole the show.
6. Pearls on anything and everything
Pearls in women’s’ hair, decorating headbands, highlighting hemlines and covering handbags were everywhere this year. The elegant pearl has enjoyed a resurrection in the past two years thanks to brands like Chanel and YSL, and if this year’s Melbourne Cup was anything to go by, they’ll be in fashion for many years to come.
The accessories at this year’s Melbourne Cup were sensational, almost taking attention away from the dresses with their ornate decorations. Now you can grab your own on-trend accessories from great brands to help channel the standout style stars from this year’s Melbourne Cup.
Article provided by Olga Berg