How To Nail Your Derby Day Style

It’s that time of year again, Spring Racing has begun and we’re building up to the biggest event on the racing calendar – Melbourne Cup! But before Melbourne Cup comes Derby Day and in the fashion stakes this is the only day that matters. From the moment Jean Shrimpton put fashion front and centre on the Fashion calendar, attending a day at the races has historically been about putting your best foot forward.

Derby Day is all about classic elegance with a dress code of black and white. The fashion guidelines are a bit stricter when it comes to Derby Day, make sure you watch your hemline and it’s probably best to avoid plunging necklines. A form-fitting midi dress with a lace overlay is a great option. Or modernise the classic monochromes by wearing fitted cropped tops paired with high-waisted midi skirts and tailored trousers, just be sure not to expose too much mid-riff!



Don’t underestimate the power of accessories, they are just as important as your outfit. Silver lends itself perfectly to the black and white theme. Keep it simple with classic studs such as our Infinity Trilliant Cut earrings or for something a little more modern try our Illuminating Pyramid earrings. Add a little bling with our Topaz Cocktail Ring  and to take your entire look to that next level make sure your manicure reflects your outfit and your accessories. Too often the nails are over-looked or thought of last minute, a good manicure will help to tie all the elements of your look together. You can go for the classic french tips or try something a little more adventurous such as this amazing Acrylic design from Tia Rouge.



After almost 10 years in the business Hideka Noda opened Tia Rouge nail salon in 2009. Striving to bring customers the latest nail trends and freshest products on the market, Tia Rouge has developed quite the cult following and with stunning designs and quality workmanship it’s no surprise. We want you to have the perfect accessories and manicure to complete your Derby Day look so we’re thrilled to announce two special offers to help get you there! Join the HJ club today and receive 20% off your next purchase and use the code word ‘HJ Blog’ to receive 10% off your first appointment with Tia Rouge! 


Tia Rouge Nail Salon Special Offer for HJ customers
Call Tia rouge salon and say ‘ HJ blog’ to GET 10% off for your first booking
Call Mob: 0425 221 643 (Hideka) / Tel: 02 9223 9070
308/147 King St, Sydney NSW 2000
Words by Laura Capilli. To read more of Laura’s work head to My Not So Stylish Life