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Top Tips For Melbourne Cup Survival

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Can you even believe it’s Melbourne Cup Day? In case you’ve left things to the last minute, we’re here to help you to get your look right!

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Whether you’ll be attending the Melbourne Cup or just having lunch with your colleagues, your race day look has got to be just right. It might not help you win your bets but you might win some hearts and photos, not to mention best dressed awards.

Tip 1: Make sure your fascinator matches or complements your dress

If your fascinator or head piece is clashing, things just look off. Your head wear should complement or match what you’re wearing in some way so that your outfit looks completed and not thrown together in the dark.

Tip 2: Wear comfortable heels

Don’t choose the Melbourne cup to try out a new pair of heels. You’re going to be on your feet a lot during the day, plus, no doubt you’ll be enjoying a few champers along the way, so make sure your heels are trustworthy enough to get you through the day.

Tip 3: Keep your clutch close

Ditch the full on handbag for your Melbourne Cup experience in favour of a smaller and cuter clutch or shoulder bag. Bright and colourful is what the Melbourne cup is about and hard case clutches are a great addition to an outfit. Make sure to keep your mini beauty products on hand for afternoon touch ups.

Tip 4: Wear sunscreen

Being out in the warmer November sun means you’re at risk of getting sunburnt. Not only does that make for a painful hangover, it also means that your chances of getting skin cancer go up, so be careful and put a layer of SPF on your face before your makeup.

Tip 5: Keep hydrated

Having a couple of drinks is expected at the Melbourne Cup, but make sure you’re regularly interchanging them with water. Staying hydrated is so important to keep your skin and hair nice, not just for the afternoon, but for the days after. It can also help with that hangover the next day.

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