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Spring racing fashion trends back to 80s

As eighties-inspired looks get ready to take centre-stage during spring racing season, there’s one essential tip celebrity stylist Jess Pecoraro says every woman should heed.

“Comfortable shoes is an essential,. It’s definitely a must because I do think you do not take your shoes off during the day,” Ms Pecoraro told AAP.

“We’re lucky now because currently it’s all about smaller heels, which allow for that.”

The official stylist for the Everest carnival has dressed Delta Goodrem and Kate Waterhouse in the past, and points to international fashion weeks in Milan, Paris and New York that occur concurrently with Australia’s spring racing season as inspiration for key looks.

She predicts trending racegoers this year will be borrowing from the eighties in puffy sleeves, pleats and brightly-coloured patterns.

And while Ms Pecoraro is loving head-to-toe tones, there’s one colourful trend she’s happy to see go.

“Not a huge fan of neon colours, especially trackside. Some girls can pull it off, but it’s certainly not something for everyone.

Men can experiment with pocket squares, fun socks and mismatched blazers and trousers, with Ms Pecoraro saying separates work well for both women and men and help extend the life of outfits past race day.

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