A fabulous hat is always a must at the Kentucky Derby, from elegant to over the top.
A hat is know for good luck, it will sweeten up a little red dress and add flavor to your favorite floral prints. Think like Princess Kate try a fascinator with a feminine lace dress. It is not all about the hats though. For an event like the Derby a dress is almost as essential as the hat. This season is all about midi lengths, which is a perfectly flattering style.
We really can't forget about the shoes, stash the platforms and go for the lady-like pointy toe and skinny high heel. Maybe even a red sole if you dare. Jewels are the finishing touch, since the hat is the center piece keep it simple. Try studs that sparkle, a stunning emerald cocktail ring or a delicate set of bracelets. Pearls are a classic accessory think southern belle and wear them with a minty green top and matching skirt for a monochromatic look. Here is an insider secret for your handbag, stash a sleek clutch inside an oversized bag. Use the clutch while mingling and having a cocktail or two.
For the finishing touches, sunglasses are dramatic and key for a day at the races, go for the glamour in an oversized style. Think a little fancy and try a pair of short white gloves. Scarves are multi purpose for a long day from keeping shoulders warm to accessorizing a handbag, add one on. Don't forget beauty, a red lip and freshly polished red nails always look luxurious. With all the accoutrement you will be the true winner of the day.