Now that Spring Racing Carnival kicks off this October, now comes to the important question: what to wear?

With spring racing season out of the gate this month, there's no doubt many women are contemplating what to wear this season. While we all know it comes down to a few choice dress selections, remeber that accessories play a massive role in elevating a pretty great outfit into something best-dressed worthy. Here, with the help of The Outnet, we've compiled some of our favourite picks from designers like Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham, Erdem and Jimmy Choo.

With punchy colours taking the lead for Melbourne Cup (November 1), classic black and white on order for Derby Day (October 29) and pretty florals earmarked for Oaks Day (November 3), click through the gallery above for your ultimate spring racing style guide.

Racing fever: what to wear to this year’s Spring Carnival