Happy punters at last year’s Coffs Harbour Gold Cup.
Happy punters at last year’s Coffs Harbour Gold Cup. Trevor Veale/Coffs Coast Advocat

Put colour into your Coffs Harbour Gold Cup Carnival attire

BLACK is out the back this year, with plenty of colours in the fashion mix for winter and early spring. Glenda Campione, who has been immersed in fabrics and fashions since she was a toddler, says women over 50 should not be afraid of colour and should continue to experiment.

Glenda, who loves black, and said she used to wear it "all the time" said she found it was better moved away from her face as the years went by.

"As we age we lose colour in our hair and face, and lots of women say they have to change the colours they wear - a lot of women look better in a softer colour."

The owner of Coffs Harbour's Sensara boutique said this meant women should not set and forget their fashion colour choices, but should keep on playing dress ups - trying on new colours and styles. Shades of grey can be surprisingly flattering for those with some strands of silver in their hair, says Glenda.

"There are plenty of greys around, from charcoal to pale grey," she said.

"Also have a look at blues.

It is easy to assume women know exactly what they want in the way of colours and styles by the time they hit their mid-century but Glenda said this was not always the case.

"Some women are very good at putting things together, but a lot of women are surprised at what can work on them.

She urges women to create interest by blending colours in their outfits instead of selecting everything to match.

Winter outfits are walking out the doors of fashion stores as a cold spell and the arrival of the winter racing carnivals persuades women to update their wardrobe.

The Carlton Mid 2016l Coffs Harbour Gold Cup Carnival will be held on Thursday August 4 at Coffs Harbour Racing Club.

Events include Park Beach Plaza's Gold Cup Fashions on the Field with sections for best dressed male, best millinery or headpiece, most stylish couple, contemporary lady and classical lady.

Interested people need to register on the day at the marquee near the Fashions on the Field Stage before 12.30pm, when judging will begin.

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