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How to achieve the winning look at this year's spring racing carnival.

The headwear 

Morgan & Taylor headband, $148.50. This season has seen embellished headbands enter the general accessory stratosphere, so pick up one for the races and you'll probably get more wear out of it than you initially thought. amazon.com.au

Straw trilby, $89.95. There's no reason gents can't embrace hats at the races, especially when it's a style that could also be worn during summer. tedbaker.com/au

The outfit

I Caught The Bouquet dress, $969. A dress that covers your arms and is a sensible length is going to be a winner for many women. carlazampatti.com.au

Jack & Jones Deans long sleeve shirt, $69.96. A snappy white shirt with a fun print - never be afraid to let your personal style shine through. myer.com.au

Check skinny fit cropped trousers, $63. A relaxed silhouette for guys who like to look smart, sans socks. boohooman.com/au

The shoes

Kosmo Croc heels, $230. Wider heels and straps help your shoes stay on your feet and reduce the risk of sinking into the grass. mipiaci.com.au

Hybrid shoes, $349.95. Combining a traditional leather shoe and sneaker sole, these shoes provide all day comfort without compromising on style. au.ecco.com

The accessories

Amber gold sunglasses. $39.95. You never know what the spring weather may have in store, so be prepared with sunglasses and sunscreen. sussan.com.au

BB Cream, $29.95. This one step, ultra-hydrating BB cream combines foundation, sunscreen and moisturiser all in one paraben-free product. Available in four shades, it also contains SPF15. balibodyco.com

Dress ring, $269. If you want to make a statement with accessories, do it with rings, your bag or shoes - anything further down your outfit that doesn't detract from your hat or headpiece. thomassabo.com.au

Quartz oval clutch, $89.95. Large enough to fit all of your event essentials, including a large smartphone and the removable shoulder chain. olgaberg.com

Nikon Aculon A211 7X35, $129.95. The perfect accessory to capture all the action, these binoculars are incredibly lightweight and built with multi-purpose functionality - ideal for spotting the winning horse. teds.com.au

The finishing touches

Blistex lip infusions. $5.95. Lips dried out by mid-afternoon? This is a moisturising layer you can apply over your matte lipstick throughout the day. Available at Priceline, Chemist Warehouse and Coles.

evo miss malleable flexible hairspray, $34. Keep your race hairdo in place from the first race to the last. Available at selected hair salons nationwide.

AZZARO Wanted Girl, from $125. Whether you're in a marquet, or closer to the action trackside, a lingering floral fragrance is the ultimate accessory. Available in David Jones and Myer.