Are you ready for Clare and Oakbank races? Let’s face it, running around finding matching items can be a long and painful process. We love putting together items so you don’t have to think about what to wear to the races. We popped into Love Affair Boutique for a styling session to find some outfits for those ladies who like to leave things to the last minute.


LOOK #1 Cover Up
Dress: Staple the Label
Top: August St
Leather flower headband: Adorn Collection

This outfit was a bit of fun because strapless dresses and tops are usually a ‘no-no’ for the races, especially if you are entering Fashions on the Field (FOTF). We loved the Autumn colours in the dress so we decided to mix things up and try adding the long sleeve top both tucked in and left out. How great that this dress can be worn 3 times and each with a different look. The handmade leather flower headband matches perfectly and is an easy headpiece to wear for those who want a no fuss option that will be comfortable on all day long.


LOOK #2 Box Pleat Princess
Skirt: By Johnny
Top: Elliatt
Lace Headband: Adorn Collection

This outfit is fit for a princess! Navy and white is such a classic combination and if the weather turns out to be a little cooler than expected a cape or jacket will go perfectly over the top. The zig-zag pattern on the skirt makes a bold statement and paired with the little white lace headband it’s a cute little ensemble that also a bit of fun!


LOOK #3 Ruffled angles
Top: Asilio
Skirt: Piper Lane
Millinery: Adorn Collection

Both Oakbank and Clare have The Races SA ‘Fashion at the Races’ competition for racegoers to enter with some great prizes on offer and the opportunity to progress to the Grand Final in May. With that in mind we took this striking black and white percher, which is bold yet feminine, and found an Asilio top that complimented it perfectly. Adding a bit of colour with the skirt keeps it looking less like a Derby Day outfit.

LOOK #4 Golden Goddess
Top: Talulah
Pants: BC
Heels & necklace available in store

We were excited that both the pants and top were on sale for this ensemble. A dash of nude and gold takes this outfit from evening to racewear just by adding in a few accessories.


Dress: Ministry of Style
Millinery: Adorn Collection
Heels & Clutch available in store

For someone looking at wearing an outfit with more ‘edge’ we put together a veiled leather flower crown with black accessories and on trend dress.


Three of our favourite selfie pics featuring store owner Emily.
The little black dress with a statement necklace and veiled lace headband
The stand out print dress and cape with a red leather flower crown
The longline hem with versatile black accessories and leather flower crown


Love Affair Boutique is located at 439 Magill Road, St Morris SA.
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