Last Minute Inspiration for the 2019 Melbourne Cup

How will you be celebrating Melbourne Cup this year?

You may be supporting your favourites at your local racecourse, or going out with some friends for a luncheon, or even celebrating big at the Flemington Racecourse itself!

No matter your whereabouts, Melbourne Cup is considered the biggest race of the year, and there is always a celebration somewhere. And we absolutely LOVE getting dressed up! Some even say, the fashion side of the Cup is just as big as the race itself. And we are all for it!

So we have put together some inspo for this years Melbourne Cup from our favourite styles from previous years, to give you some last-minute inspiration!

Fashion

​Like we said, Melbourne Cup fashion is just as honorable as the big race!
So planning your outfit for the day is never a decision made lightly. However with the Cup only next week, we thought we’d make the hard decisions for you! So here are our 3 fave styles that are sure to make a show-stopping first impression.

Pantsuits

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We are completely OBSESSED with this look! Super sleek & chic, this style means business for the Cup. Styling this with an oversized hat & classic pumps, and you will be serving jaw-dropping looks this Melbourne Cup day.

Frills & Florals

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Frills & florals – the perfect combo that radiate elegance! 
These styles are flattering for all, paired with a simple heel & neat hairstyle, and you’re race ready!

Keeping it Bold

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We absolutely love making a statement with a feature colour!
​Its a definite way to stand out from the crowd. Style this with relaxed hair & makeup, so it’s not too overwhelming with colour. We think this is such an elegant way to dress for this years Melbourne Cup!

Hair & Fascinators

​Hair is our specialty! Quite literally. So when it comes to hair for the races, you can trust our word! Keeping it neat & tidy for the Melbourne Cup definitely fits with the elegance & class of the day. 

Elegant Low Bun

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This low bun is the definition of elegance! Keeping it neat & tidy paired with long earrings & a dainty necklace, this look is perfect for the classy aesthetic.

Hollywood Style Waves

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Sophisticated & luxurious, these waves give us all the Gatsby vibes. Pinned or pulled away from your face, keeping all the detail in the back is what really makes this look!

Dainty Gold Head Piece

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Move over exotic fascinators, we are making room for these super cute & minimalist foiled head pieces! These are perfect for a more relaxed style rather than making a statement, and we love it!

Wide Brim Hats

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On the other hand, if you are wanting to make a statement, the wide brim hat is the choice for you! Pair this with a simple yet sophisticated outfit & you’re ready to make the big bucks.

Makeup

And for the final piece to the puzzle – makeup! We love makeup & its versatility, and how it really completes the overall look. So here are 2 of our favourite makeup looks to compliment your hair & outfit for the Cup!

Smokey Eye, Full Brows & Natural Lip

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Bronzed, smokey eyes with a nude lip is the perfect duo, as they go so easily with any style! You can never go wrong with this look, and that’s why its a constant fave!

Bronzed & Glowing Skin with a Bold Red Lip

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Bronze + Glow = a match made in heaven!
Pairing this combo with a bold red lip is a definite vibe for this years Melbourne Cup. This look works best with neutral tones, however it can be perfected if the lip colour is matched to the colour of the outfit (like the picture on the left!) We hope this helps you for any last minute hair, makeup & fashion ideas for the 2019 Melbourne Cup!

Make sure you tag us in your Melbourne Cup Instagram photos @blanchairstudio if you were inspired by this blog! 

See you next time!
​Love, the Blanc Girls xx

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