Your Guide To Chic Kentucky Derby Style

The odds may be in California Chrome’s favor, but our bets are on these Derby-ready outfits. 

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    PHOTO: Stephen Lovekin/WireImage

    Whether you’re lucky enough to sip mint juleps at Churchill Downs this Saturday or are simply participating in a Kentucky Derby-themed party, one thing remains the same: you must dress the part. From the perfect chapeau to fancy frocks and accessories, we have everything you need to create a winning look. 

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    Eric Javits Maribel Hat ($295)

    ​Putting together the perfect Derby look starts with the right hat, of course. If you choose this open-weave style from Eric Javits, the styling opportunities will be endless.

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    French Connection Solar Spells Dress ($168)

    ​The combination of sorbet hues and knife pleats add up to one ultra-feminine look.

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    Loeffler Randall Addie Ankle Strap Wedges ($375)

    ​A sleek nude wedge won’t compete with your delicate frock, but will add an elegant finish to your ensemble.

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    Gucci Straw Wide Brimmed Hat with Flora Silk Band ($475)

    ​Channel your inner Southern belle with Gucci’s floral scarf-embellished straw hat.

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    Zara Boat Neck Printed Dress ($100)

    ​A botanical-print sheath not only suits a Derby fete, but a slew of summer weddings, too.

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    Tory Burch Maquis Shoulder Bag ($550)

    ​A prim touch, like this retro shoulder bag, serves as the perfect accoutrement to your ladylike Derby outfit.

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    Nordstrom Drama Cinched Brim Hat ($118)

    ​If you want your hat to be the focal point of your look, try an of-the-moment color like periwinkle or pink.

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    Banana Republic Monogram Striped Organza Fit-and-Flare Dress ($150)

    ​A neutral stripe is timeless and chic.

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    Pearl Collective Freshwater Pearl Necklace ($245)

    ​Incorporate one of spring’s biggest accessory trends with a modern take on the pearl necklace.

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    Gap Border Stripe Floppy Straw Hat ($30)

    ​From the racetrack to the beach, we promise you’ll love this hat all season long.

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    J.Crew Eyelash Lace Jumpsuit ($750)

    ​Don’t want to go the dress route? A lace jumpsuit is equally as sweet and stylish.

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    Vince Camuto Plastic Frame Sunglasses ($75)

    ​Complete your look with a pair of sunnies in a pastel pink.

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Maribel Hat

Maribel Hat

Eric Javits, $295
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Solar Spells Dress

Solar Spells Dress

French Connection, $168
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Addie Ankle Strap Wedges

Addie Ankle Strap Wedges

Loeffler Randall, $375
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Straw Wide Brimmed Hat with Flora Silk Band

Straw Wide Brimmed Hat with Flora Silk Band

Gucci, $475
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Boat Neck Printed Dress

Boat Neck Printed Dress

Zara, $100
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Maquis Shoulder Bag

Maquis Shoulder Bag

Tory Burch, $550
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Drama Cinched Brim Hat

Drama Cinched Brim Hat

Nordstrom, $118
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Monogram Striped Organza Fit-and-Flare Dress

Monogram Striped Organza Fit-and-Flare Dress

Banana Republic, $150
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Freshwater Pearl Necklace

Freshwater Pearl Necklace

Pearl Collective, $245
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Border Stripe Floppy Straw Hat

Border Stripe Floppy Straw Hat

Gap, $30
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Eyelash Lace Jumpsuit

Eyelash Lace Jumpsuit

J.Crew, $750
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Plastic Frame Sunglasses

Plastic Frame Sunglasses

Vince Camuto, $75
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