Elyse Knowles Reveals Her Autumn Racing Edit—We Want it All

Choosing an outfit for the races can be tricky—it isn’t a calendar event you attend on the reg, so it can be difficult to know what you can and can’t do (rules, so many rules). To simplify things, we asked Sydney Autumn Carnival ambassador, Elyse Knowles, for her ultimate autumn racing edit ahead of the the Longines Golden Slipper Carnival tomorrow.

Our top tips to remember? When choosing your headwear for autumn, always go for felt and never straw and consider taking some risks—it’s the perfect time to cover up and trial a sleek pantsuit.

Keep scrolling to shop Elyse Knowles’s autumn racing edit.



"I love this dress as it is a bit different to what you would usually see at the races. The angles and lines are sharp, while the colours and patterns are soft—this dress would go beautifully with a pair of beige heels."   

"This is a beautifully modern dress. It reflects a ‘leading lady’ trend which really captures the elegance of racewear. This is an easy way to look effortlessly chic."

"This dress is a head turner. The design is simple and elegant, while the flared bell sleeves and necktie make it so original and allow for a modern look trackside. Embrace your feminine side with this pretty pastel shade!"

"For autumn racewear, high necklines and full length hemlines are very in this season, white lace is classically beautiful in any dress."

"Beautiful and simple, I love this dress as it is the ultimate in feminine glamour."

"The races wouldn’t be complete without a headpiece. I love Nerida Winter’s crown of thorns design. It is handmade and will go with almost every outfit you plan to wear to the Sydney Autumn Carnival."

What will you wear to the races? Share in the comments below!

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