With legs that never end, a face for cover shoots and an innate sense of style, Lindsay Ridings is a shining star in the Fashions on the Field circuit.

One of the (many) things I love about Lindsay is that she always creates something unique. She isn’t afraid to take fashion risks. In fact, sporting a shorter hemline at the recent Ladies Oaks Day in Brisbane, she may have just been the beacon of hope for all the ladies out there dying to wear shorter dresses. And she took out the winning sash with a stunning above the knee mini shift dress.

Lindsay riding pink shiny above knee mini dress fashion risk

This isn’t the first time Lindsay has taken a fashion risk. Stradbroke Day a few years ago, Lindsay entered the FOTF competition with the theme of black, white and a touch of red in an all red, head to toe, stand out Dior inspired outfit, also winning the coveted sash.

all red outfit for stradbroke cup lindsay ridings black white red theme

Image: Photo by Wendell Teodoro, Marilyn Van Den Berg Millinery

All it takes to create a trend or a movement in the FOTF world is for one very stylish fashionista to take the leap of faith and be rewarded with a winning sash. This gives other ladies the courage to try new things and, before you know it, trends become accepted as the norm.

lindsay ridings floral dress wide brim hat

Image : Wendell Teodoro

This blog post is dedicated to the lady herself. I asked Lindsay a few questions about her fashion style, inspiration and a very exciting project she has coming up!

How long have you been entering FOTF competitions?

5 years now!

How many sashes have you won?

Oh good question, I think 9 or 10.

myer fashions on the field winner sashes

Lindsay’s Sash Collection

Where do you find fashion inspiration?

Anywhere and anything. I love a classic silhouette and actively take inspiration from certain eras. I’m also moved by fabrics – often a design will start with seeing a truly delightful colour or patterned fabric. And feel. I love to design and wear things that make me feel a certain way.

DIY fashion design white stripe fabric and self made dress

lindsay ridings white stripe dress

Do you follow trends or try to start them?

I love a good trend, but I’m always trying to look for unique ways to interpret them into something more timeless.