It’s horse race season – and whether you’re hosting a derby themed party or headed to the Kentucky Derby or the Virginia Gold Cup Races (like me!) you’ll need the perfect outfit! I mean, what other occasion do you have to get dressed up and wear a big hat? My favorite look is usually a feminine yet comfortable dress (light colors or prints, sleeveless with a fuller skirt) with flats or wedges (no stilettos in the grass, ladies) – and a fantastic hat (or fascinator), of course. This year, I’m honored to be a judge for Gold Cup’s official hat contest! So if you’ll be there, be sure to say hi and wear your best hat! Plus, check out this piece I put together for the Washingtonian with some hat recommendations!
1. Nordstrom Collection hat / 2. Brooks Brothers hat / 3. Jessica Simpson hat
4. Rachel Zoe dress / 5. Lilly Pulitzer dress / 6. Topshop dress
7. Shoshanna dress / 8. Jack Rogers sandals / 9. Madewell dress
10. Nine West wedges / 11. Ralph Lauren wedge / image