Accessories are the best way for gentlemen to stand out from the crowd at The Races, and what better time than Melbourne Cup Day to go all out. While less is definitely more, don't be afraid to go all out with a suite of accessories for your race day look. First pick your suit style, be it a classic navy, a dapper grey, or even a bold check, match the shoes, and then finish off your outfit with accessories.
The right accessories should enhance your outfit, not overtake it. As the saying goes, less is more! One of the best acessories a man can have in his arsenal is an elegant, minimalist timepiece. We are loving the pieces available from BLAAX, who has a range of watches that will complement any suit. You may have seen BLAAX timepieces and accessories sported by Fashion at The Races style influencer Steve Tilly who shows you plenty of ways to style their accessories for a race day. You have the chance to win your very own BLAAX timepiece on Melbourne Cup Day at Morphettville. The Best Dressed Menswear winner will win the Blackout Watch to take home. Check out the full BLAAX range at blaax.com.au for more options to marry with your race day outfit. While you're there, why not pick up one of their Weekender Wallets to put your cards in for the day. The slim-line wallet is subtle and won't bulge out of your pocket!
Cup Day is always a sunny day, so sunglasses are a must. The new Bailey Nelson store in Rundle Mall has us adding several items to our wishlists, but their stylish range is perfect for a race day outfit. Each of their products is made locally by hand, so you know you're getting a quality product. Bailey Nelson can also do eye tests for all those prescription sunnies wearers!
Of course, no suit is complete without a tie and pocket square, and we love the beautiful menswear products available at M.J. Bale. With pocket chiefs, ties, bowties, cufflinks and more, there's something to match to your suit. You can shop online, but the friendly staff in the M.J. Bale store on Rundle Street or in Myer Rundle Mall will be able to tailor your accessories specifically to your look.
Your next chance to enter Fashion at The Races on Melbourne Cup Day at Morphettville on November 1. The best dressed menswear winner will receive a $200 M.J. Bale Voucher, a Blaax Watch and a $500 gift pack from Il Barbiere Adelaide.