Spring time in Kentucky is like no other place in the country! Every Kentuckian is counting down the days for the biggest horse racing event to arrive. That is the Kentucky Derby of course! Around this time of year you will spot every doll and gent scrambling around trying to find the perfect hat, craziest suit, tickets to the hottest parties and events, and downing a glass of bourbon.
Planning outfits for Derby events can be quite stressful, luckily I’ve manage to survive each year. I usually try to find something that’s colorful, stylish, simple but unique. The bolder the better! Remember to dress in layers. Kentucky weather can be so unpredictable.. ugh!
During Derby and the events leading up to, you want to dress to impress. You never know who you’re going to run into! Ladies a cute sundress, and evening dress is necessary paired with a nice sandal or heel. This Spring style trends also include wide leg pants, collared belted vest or dresses, lace or tie up heels.
Guys, always wear something festive! A cute bow tie or a blazer is my absolute favorite! Grab your favorite jacket, fitted pants, and you’re good to go!
FYI: Comfy shoes are a must. You’ll be doing a lot of walking and mingling!
Below is one of my Derby inspirations, its very simple and chic. Perfect for a pre derby event.
Stay tuned for more updates, new features, and Derby post! If you need help finding the perfect dress or suit or going outfits feel free to contact me.
Photos by: Erik Branch