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Summer Fashion Events Guide; Fashionista's, Surviving the Summer Season with Style and Sass


A Fashionista's Guide to Surviving the Summer Season with Style and Sass! - Ladies & Gent's, we got you covered.



As the sun starts blazing and the beach calls your name, it's time to dive headfirst into the summer season. But fear not, for we've got your back with all the tips and tricks to conquer summer events, decode dress codes, and slay the style game. And what better place to get your fashion fix than the Australian Fashion Platform? Don't forget to download the app – your ultimate summer fashion events guide.




Cracking The Summer Dress Codes; Summer Fashion Events Guide


First things first, ladies & gents, let's talk dress codes. Whether you're sipping champagne at Melbourne Cup Day or strutting your stuff at Fashion Weeks, knowing what to wear is key. So, grab your oversized sunglasses and let's break it down:






Melbourne Cup Day


Ah, the race that stops the nation! You're all set to mingle with the who's who of fashion. Think big, bold hats and dresses that scream "I belong in the winner's circle!"



Colourful and feminine looks for Melbourne Cup
Crack the Melbourne Cup Dress Code with feminine, monochromatic looks

Top Spring Racing Wear Tips for 2023: Unleash Your Style


We will have you galloping out of the gates ad running the the finish line to win fashions on the fields, just follow these tips below!


1. Light and Breezy Fabrics: Opt for linen, cotton, or silk in pastels or bright hues, POP that colour this season, it's all about the brights!


2. Layer Smart: Prepare for changing weather with versatile pieces, we are looking at your Melbourne, don't forget the 'brolly!


3. Accessories Rule: Rock statement hats, jewellery, and shoes to stand out, let your personality shine through your accessories, go big, go bold!


4. Dress with Class: Sundresses and tailored suits are the way to go, don't be confused with a nightclub infusion, keep it classy on the greens ladies, and appropriate footwear, not platform stilettos that could end up with twisted ankles... we are certainly not about the barefoot walk home either gals.


5. Beauty Matters: Nail your hairstyle, makeup, and manicure, polish your look with precision, it's all in the details, consider getting a HMUA on hand for your big events if make-up isn't your forte.


6. Call in the pro's: Unsure how to put it all together? Why not call in the pro's with so many amazing personal stylists to be found on socials these days, it's a fun and worthy investment to have a little helping hand to plan your race season wardrobe.



A few stylists that we love and follow are below, just click straight through to find their instas:

Sally - Styledbysally

Heather - Askthestylist


Jump on grab some style inspo and get in touch for some personal advice!



"We are loving the latest race season fashion that is sprinkling onto the scene, big bold, wide brim hats, we are feeling some 'Pretty Woman' vibes hitting the tracks from our fav accessory brand Axessi" - Rebecca Pask CSO






Need help? Style tips, go check out the latest accessory range to pair with your outfits from Axessi this brand is our go-to for all our summer bold accessories and statement pieces, with incredible quality and value for money that doesn't break the bank!


Find them on the Australian Fashion Platform APP here.



Statement boater from Gold Coast based jewellery brand Axessi
A classic boater for those who are bold! Shop this statement piece from Axessi here: https://axessi.com.au/collections/racewear/products/morgan-and-taylor-domino-boater


Fashion Weeks



It's all about being #FrontRowReady. Dress to impress and unleash your inner fashion icon.



YSL Front row audience, Anna Wintour, Selma Hayak

Now you may think that 'anything' goes, but don't get confused, if you are going ALL OUT, you must wear your confidence with it, or stick to your safe zone, and don't forget you may get snapped by the paparazzi, so just remember you want to look back at and say "hell yes I rocked that look" not the other of "omg what was I thinking!"


" Fashion Week is a whirlwind of style and sophistication, and if you're planning to make a statement at the event, it's essential to know the do's and don'ts of dressing for the occasion" - Rebecca Pask CSO


Do opt for chic and comfortable outfits that reflect your personal style – think effortlessly elegant dresses, tailored suits, or unique accessories.


Don't go overboard with trends that don't align with your taste; authenticity is key.


Do wear comfortable yet stylish shoes because you'll be on your feet all day.


Don't forget to check the weather and layer accordingly; Melbourne's unpredictable climate can be tricky to navigate. And lastly, do have fun experimenting with your look, but don't stress too much – confidence is the ultimate fashion accessory!


Stay stylish and sassy at Fashion Week, and you're sure to turn heads and make an impression.




Fashion Lunch Events


If you're invited to a chic luncheon, remember, you're the main course!


Opt for something stylish yet comfortable. Picture this: a flowy, floral midi dress that allows you to indulge in both food and fashion.


Whatever you wear, be sure to leave space for cocktails and canapes, nobody likes a full tummy restricted in a tight dress!


Turn heads in this vintage floral midi dress from Auguste The Label




Don't forget what's on that you can find our team at......



Want to connect with Australian fashion leaders?


The next Women In Fashion Long Lunch and Award is happening on 17th November in Brisbane.

Come and join us for a prosecco and loads of fashion here!


We are excited to be sponsoring this event, and even more excited about our category... the BEST DRESSED, the nominations that have been rolling in are proving this award certainly has some tough competition between all the very deserving women!


Join us, get to know Belinda Scott the Founder of AF and Rebecca Pask the CSO and founder of Pask Media ... these women are fashion and tech powerhouses that are making waves.





Lastly, we can't let you have a wardrobe fail with your busy summer events calendar heating up!



Plan for Wardrobe Malfunctions: Fashion Emergencies 101

Fashion emergency tips to plan for wardrobe malfunction
Don't want to reveal too much? Look ahead with our fashion emergency tips

Just keep it simple. When you over-think what you're wearing, that's when wardrobe malfunctions tend to happen. - Guy Berryman


Ladies, let's face it – wardrobe malfunctions happen to the best of us. Remember the time you danced so hard your favourite LBD decided to call it quits? Here's the 411 on fashion first-aid:


1. Double-sided tape: This little miracle worker can save you from unwanted slip-ups (literally). Always keep some handy in your clutch.


2. Safety pins: A trusty backup for when buttons decide to play hide and seek.


3. Emergency sewing kit: Because you never know when a last-minute hem repair might be required.


4. Stain remover pen: That cocktail mishap is no match for this tiny but mighty tool.


5. Spare pair of nickers: Just in case, you just never know and don't want to be caught out!



Black Women's Suit from Carolina Herrera
Let your outfit speak for itself.

Let your outfit speak for itself. Image: @taniasarin in Carolina Herrera


The Summer Event Dilemma: To Say Yes or Not?


Now, for the ultimate fashion conundrum – do you say yes to every summer event invitation, or do you carefully curate your social calendar? It's like choosing between a rainbow of dresses – exhilarating and sometimes overwhelming.


Consider this: rather than RSVP'ing to every shindig, focus on the ones that align with your style and vibe. Remember, it's not just about the outfit; it's about the experience.


Ask yourself:

- Does the event excite you?

- Is it an opportunity to network and connect?

- Can you showcase your fashion prowess?


Ultimately, fashionistas, choose quality over quantity. Your presence should be as dazzling as your attire.




So, there you have it – your ultimate guide to surviving the summer fashion season in style. Embrace the heat, slay the events, and remember, the Australian Fashion Platform has your back for all things fashion, events, and more. Download the app now and make this summer your most stylish one yet!


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Always fashionable,

The Australian Fashion Platform

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