Style Guide and Millinery Trends

Hot Pink and Orange Boater by Felicity Northeast Millinery

After what seemed like an endless winter, it’s finally time to push your warm woolies to the back of the wardrobe and get ready to frock up for this year’s spring racing carnival. 

 When it comes to trackside attire, it’s out with the drab and in with the fab in 2022; fashion and millinery trends are all about adding bold pops of statement colours  this year, whether your go-to look is classic cut or contemporary. Add a pop of colour with your outfit and accessories, go all bold colour or tone it down with neural accessories

From 1950s pillbox and wide brim hats to show stopping, jaw dropping millinery pieces and sophisticated, sleek streetwear styles, fashion enthusiasts will have fun creating new and unique looks that reflect their distinct personalities.

 As well as splashes of hot pinks, greens, yellows and blues, incorporating clashing colours will also be a stand out trend this year, bucking preconceived notions of what works and what doesn’t.

In addition to colour, we’re also likely to see more feathers featuring trackside, particularly soft floating plumage, which works to add a little drama, lightness and movement to the finished look.

Spring Collection 2022 by Felicity Northeast Millinery

Which hat and fascinator styles are trending this year?

  • Brims: sometimes you can’t go past the classics - fedoras, boater styles, percher hats and platters worn at a variety of angles work beautifully with tailored, contemporary and femine silhouettes 
  • Berets and small hats: bigger isn’t necessarily better - more petite styles are perfect if you are at a seated function or tend to feel overwhelmed or burdened by broader brims. With a great variety that can be worn slanted or centrally, teardrop shapes are still a favourite
  • Crowns and wider headbands: with this look becoming more popular across all age groups, headpieces will be more substantial this year. For example, blocked headbands or halos with sculptured bows, delicate veils and streamlined trims will have their time to shine
  • The interchangeable range allows you to express your personality by swapping out the hat base and trims to match your outfit. where style meets sustainability

Trims: this year, it’s all about the bow and the emergence of the feathered pieces.


Not sure which style will suit your face shape, style and out best?

The best advice is to try on as many different styles, shapes and colours as you can while receiving expert millinery advice and guidance.

My studios are located in Mount Eliza and Fitzroy, however she is also available via video consultation or over the phone if you are unable to meet with her in person. To make an appointment contact Felicity here

SS22 collection, features timeless and effortlessly chic hats and fascinators; the perfect way to finish off any outfit.

Bespoke millinery is all about elegant clean lines, streamlined trims including sculptured bows and feathers and classic silhouettes, which work beautifully with a tailored suit, coat dress or full skirt.

While my creations are meticulously crafted to be cherished as investment pieces, my overall goal is to assist customers in finding a look that embraces their own style and individuality.

Invest in timeless millinery and shop the Felicity Northeast ready to wear range here, or contact Felicity directly to work on a bespoke piece for a special occasion. 

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millinery trends with the Straw Braid  Wide Brim Boater by Felicity Northeast Millinery 3 (3)

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