If you are an avid race goer then no doubt you have already started planning your Autumn racing outfits. Although the weather hasn’t started to cool too much we all know those chilly winds will soon pick up, especially at the track. Autumn weather can be unpredictable so it’s a good idea to pack a coat (just in case) bring out your leather or felt hats and lengthen those sleeves a little.

The runway is always full of unique inspiration when planning your a FOTF outfit. We’ve scrolled through pages of Vogue runway fashion to bring you the top 12 trends to try this Autumn. Some styles have already started to permeate through local shops and boutiques but if you don’t have the time here’s some options to shop online….

You can see more on my YouTube vlog with tips on how to incorporate some of these trends into your wardrobe for the races or everyday wear.

Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts and happy shopping

Mel xxx

Jumpsuit: Showpo // Fan Bag: Kate Spade  // Heels: Styletread // White Top: Portmans // Cape: MCL // Mules: Dotti // Hat: 66 The Label // Earrings: Deux
Lace Dress: Alice McCall // Hat: Kookai // Heels: Showpo
Suit: BC the Label // Top: Valley Girl // Earrings: Lovisa // Heels: Styletread


We will still see lace carrying through from Summer into Autumn but less is definitely more so play with sheer panels or lace trimming in moderation. Adding sections of lace will look less over done while adding a feminine touch.


Pleats may bring back memories of your Nanna’s closet but this soft and floaty option will have you feeling ultra feminine as the weather starts to cool down.


A tailored co-ord can make a statement especially when it’s in a colour other than black. A pair of well fitting pants and structured blazer aren’t just for the stylish working gal, you can dress up a matchy suit for the races too. Wear the pieces together or mix and match for a range of endless outfit options!


Navy blue is perfect for Autumn when you want a classy and less harsh alternative to black. Dark blue is flattering and works well combined with a range of colours, especially white.


Just because the weather is cooling down it doesn’t mean you have to pack away of all your feminine floral prints. A softer colour palette will keep you looking pretty as the season changes. Delicate flowery patterns will take you through to Winter where you can then opt for darker floral prints in heavier fabrics.


If you aren’t brave enough to jump on the crushed velvet bandwagon this season you can try using it in small amounts. Accessories including bags, shoes and belts are a subtle way to add this luxurious material into your outfit. If you are wearing a solid block of velvet break it up with other prints or patterns. Avoid head to toe velvet in lighter colours as the material can be quite ‘clingy’.


A bit of bling can add some serious wow factor to your outfit but be wary of going OTT otherwise you will end up looking like a disco ball. Start off small and add beading to sections of your ensemble (like a collar) or choose embellished accessories for some sparkly sophistication.


This Summer has been all about the cold shoulder so why not mix it up a little and play around with different styles. Straps, ties and ruffles are all ways to add some interest to your outfit. For FOTF you may want to lift the bust line higher up on your chest if you are wearing a full off the shoulder dress or top.


Ruffles act as their own undulating accessory. Waves can be bold and structured or soft and subtle with a flowy effect. They add a playful and feminine effect to a top, skirt or cascading down a dress. A staple white shirt is essential in any wardrobe but with ruffles and with these options you’ll have a look that’s ready for the track, a lunch date or a night out.


Add a little twist to your top or skirt for maximum elegance. Folds or structured tops are like works of origami art and match well with any style of skirt or pants. Tassels or fringes can be added to everything from earrings to hemlines. They are a perfect DIY project and inject new personality into neglected items you may have sitting dormant in the wardrobe.


Pants aren’t just for the boys. You can look as classy and feminine in a pair of well fitting pants as you do in a dress. Culottes are a great way to mix together both these options. Their short length means you can show off a killer pair of heels and the best part is that the loose fit will leave you feeling confident to strut your stuff all day long.


Perspex, PVC or lucite… take your pick from the “floating” footwear trend. See through styles have a leg lengthening effect because they continue your leg line and don’t draw attention to your feet like coloured heels do. Choose from a wide range of gravity defying block heels or invisible straps to compliment each and every outfit in your wardrobe this season.

Images via Vogue and The Fashion Tag