The odds may be in California Chrome’s favor, but our bets are on these Derby-ready outfits.
Your Guide To Chic Kentucky Derby Style
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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.