With Autumn Racing underway, if you've yet to make final decisions on your race day ensemble help is at hand from Fiona Edwards Bassingthwaighte. We talk with the perennially stylish fashion and lifestyle blogger about general styling tips for the Autumn races particularly suited to the super busy, stylish woman. 


Making sure your look is complete and works as a whole is really important. Everything from the shoes, bag, sunglasses, jewellery, hair & make up have to tell a story. Whether there is a main colour theme, or you clash with prints or colour, it must be a harmonious union.   

Race Day Dresses La Maison Talulah

This beautiful dress cuts a feminine silhouette with ruffled layers, asymmetric hemline and embroidered detail. There is a real sense of romance when wearing this style and it would pave the way for an epic race day!

Breaking Dawn One Shoulder Dress La Maison Talulah Race Day Dresses

The stunning print is perfect to team with bold colours like navy or pink, which will tie back with the intricate embroidery detail. A headpiece would also work with it, however a stylish hat really balances out its volume. Simple jewellery in gold, silver or rose compliment it perfectly.  

Racing Hats and fascinators race day style advice

There are so many talented milliners coming through creating unique head pieces with truly beautiful and theatrical designs. Gold, silver, metallic, felt or leather laser cut flowers are really popular this season, and have a real romanticism about them. I love the way you can express your fashion personality through the gorgeous array of styles coming through. Hats in classic shapes are also really popular and give a clean and stylish look.  

Race Day styling 101

Depending on your outfit, choose a shoe that compliments your dress. Your heels have to be high, however comfortable as you have to stay on your feet all day. For autumn racing a closed toe pump, or peep toe is preferable over strappy sandals.  

Autumn Racing Style with La Maison Talulah

I like to pair accessories like bag and sunglasses to either blend seamlessly or clash with a bold colour or print if your dress needs a little lift. Make up should be appropriate for the time of day (it’s not an evening event so lighted up on the makeup!).  

Autumn Racing Style Guide with La Maison Talulah