What to wear to the Kentucky Derby

Horses and High Fashion…what’s not to love about the Kentucky Derby? I would love to go one day. For now I’ll just have to settle with dreaming up lovely outfits for that one day…This year think less costumey and themed, and think pieces that you can wear all summer. Dress them up for the day of the Derby, but dress them down for every day use.

First here is a little bit of advice from Coco Rocha on how to dress for the Derby.photo

A Full Skirt – Wear this with a silk tank or a tie waist blouse. Dress it down later with a cute chambray top.

Glad Romance SkirtGlad Romance Skirt

A Sun Hat – Be sure to check out my previous post (here) on all the fun hats you can wear, but to be safe, get one that you can wear again!

Whippoorwill Floppy HatWhippoorwill Floppy Hat

A Ladylike Bag – For Derby day wear them with girly prints and pastels, and afterwards wear them as we pop of color with your outfit.

Red Valentino Bow Structured ToteRed Valentino Bow Structured Tote

A Proper Sundress – Keep it lovely and simple with minimal jewelry.

Kate Spade Celina DressKate Spade Celina Dress

Retro Sunglasses – Southern lady look.

Tory Burch Cat Eye SunglassesTory Burch Cat Eye Sunglasses

A Prim Blouse – Wear with a full skirt or with a jacket for the Derby, but dress down later with some distressed denim.

Frill BlouseFrill Blouse

A Ballet Flat – A little preppy and much more comfortable than a pump.

Metallic Cap Toe Ballet FlatMetallic Cap Toe Ballet Flat

Classic Jewelry – Keep it simple. If it looks like an heirloom, even better.

Mark and Graham Sophia MedallionMark and Graham Sophia Medallion

Gingham – Polish it up for Derby day, but gingham is perfect for outfits all summer.

Taylor Dresses Gingham Fit and Flare DressTaylor Dresses Gingham Fit and Flare Dress

*tips from Lucky Magazine

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