What to wear for the Kentucky Derby?

The Hatista 12/02/18 at 03:29 PM Outfits Tips
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Once you have your tickets booked, start planning your outfit right there and then! The shops start stocking their racks with Summer Fashions from February, and online retailers have summer wear all year round, so start planning now. PLEASE, as a Milliner I ask you, “Don’t leave until end April to hectically throw something together and get delivered in time. The most important element of your Kentucky Derby Day outfit is the Hat, and there is a high probability that your perfect Hat will need be handmade to order, with a few weeks MINIMUM to be made." If you are buying from Overseas (the widest range of Racing Fashion Hats found on Etsy, are by UK or Australian Milliners, where Millinery is worn more often). So, please make sure you plan ahead in time for production and delivery. The other great thing about doing this is that you allow the Milliner to make customisations for you, specific for your outfit. Almost all Etsy sellers will work with you to make such customisations.What to wear for the Kentucky Oaks Day, Outfit ideas and inspiration for Derby Day Fashion Outfits. Read the tips for Race day Fashions. Royal Ascot and Mother of the Bride outfit Inspiration from the Hatista www.dress-2-impress.com. Fashionista outfit ideas. #fashion #derbyoutfits #outfits #kentuckyderby #racingfashion #ootd #springfashion.

Your Derby outfit can be fun and full of character, less matchy matchy than a Mother of the Bride or wedding guest outfit would be. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your color accents, and build a punchy outfit you wouldn’t normally wear for a formal event.What to wear for the Kentucky Derby, Outfit ideas and inspiration for Derby Day Fashion Outfits. Read the tips for Race day Fashions. Royal Ascot and Mother of the Bride outfit Inspiration from the Hatista www.dress-2-impress.com. Fashionista outfit ideas. #fashion #derbyoutfits #outfits #kentuckyderby #racingfashion #ootd #springfashion.

Here are my style tips on how to pull together your Kentucky Derby Day or Derby Party outfits:

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Pick the Jawdropping Hat of Your Dreams First

Yes, I’m a Milliner, so you may think I’m bias! But honestly it’s so much easier to find a dress to go with an already chosen Hat, than to go out and find a hat for a chosen dress. There are zillions and zillions of dresses to choose from across Stores and the Internet but significantly less hats – The Derby is all about the Hat, so find the Hat of your dreams first, without being in the limitations of the dress, and you will be able to find a dress afterwards for sure – I promise.

Bold Bright Floral Outfit for the Kentucky Derby - What to wear to the Kentucky Derby. Kentucky Derby outfits inspiration, tips and ideas from THE HATISTA www.dress-2-impress.com #kentuckyderbyoutfits #fashionista #outfitideas #styleguide #royalascot #kentuckyderby #floraloutfits #racingfashion #millinery #fashion #dayattheraces #ascotoutfits

The Headpiece / Hat illustrated with the outfit above is: Etsy. Click Here for Headpiece..
The Dress is: Tahari. Click to see Tahari Dress.
The Shoes are: Charlotte Olympia. Click to see Charlotte Olympia Shoes.
The Bag above is: Etsy. Click to see Etsy Bag.
The Nail Varnish is Deborah Lippmann. Click to see Nail Varnish.

Bold Floral Prints Brights or Pastels

You can’t go wrong with a sophisticated Floral Dress for the Kentucky Derby, matched with a complimenting large hat, headpiece or fascinator that is of course an essential for your Kentucky Derby outfit. Solid colors, color blocked look great for racing outfits, but, I personally find simple lines and colors worn with big headpieces are more for Royal Ascot. The Kentucky Derby, is more florals in either bold prints or sweet pastels like Mint, Baby Pink, Cornflower / Serenity Blue and Pastel Lilac.

I adore the below outfits for a day at the races. A long A Line skirt in a Bold Floral print is the perfect skirt for a day at the races, and in a print that also features dark Navy and Royal, you can bring those colours in to darken the outfit in other pieces too, like the shoes or jacket.

The headpiece and bag staying in the pastel and candy pink tones.

What to wear to the Kentucky Derby. Is Pink Just for Girls and Barbie - Tips on Wearing Pink from THE HATISTA www.dress-2-impress.com #wearpink #fashionista Kentucky Derby Outfits, Sophia Webster Shoes, Ted Baker Dress
The Headpiece is: Anna Andrienko. Click to see Anna Andrienko Headpiece.
The Dress is: Ted Baker Posie Skater Dress. Click to see Ted Baker Dress.
The Shoes are: Sophia Webster. Click to see Sophia Webster Shoes.
The Bag: Chi Chi Melanie Bag. Click to see Chi Chi Metallic Bag.

What to wear to the Kentucky Derby. Kentucky Derby Outfits. Pink isn't Just for Girls under 8 or Barbie - Need Tips and lot's of outfit inspiration ideas on Wearing Pink for the races or summer weddings? Read blog from THE HATISTA www.dress-2-impress.com #wearpink #fashionista #ontheblog #summerweddings #outfits #pinkoutfits #kentuckyderby #royalascot Outfit Ideas for Kerntucky Derby or Royal Ascot, Day at the Races
The Headpiece is: Etsy. Click to see Headpiece on Etsy.
The Skirt is: Coast. Click to Coast Floral Skirt.
The Frill Shoulder Top: Ted Baker. Click to see Ted Baker Frill Top.
The Shoes are: Ted Baker. Click to see Ted Baker Shoes.
The Bag: Ebay. Click to see Ebay Envelope Clutch Bag.

What to wear for the Kentucky Derby. Bold Floral Prints and Pastels, outfit ideas and Tips on what to wear to the Kentucky Derby - Need outfit inspiration ideas for the races or summer weddings? Read blog from THE HATISTA www.dress-2-impress.com #wearpastels #fashionista #ontheblog #summerweddings #outfits #pinkoutfits #kentuckyderby #royalascot Outfit Ideas for Kentucky Derby or Royal Ascot, Day at the Races
The Headpiece is: Dress-2-Impress.com. Click to see Floral Headpiece.
The Dress is: Parker Black. Click to Parker Black Dress.
The Nail Polish: Deborah Lippmann. Click to see Nail Polish.
The Champagne: Receive, or get bought for you on arrival, and again, throughout the day!
The Shoes are: Gianvito Rossi. Click to see Gianvito Rossi Shoes.
The Bag: Nina Pacey. Click to see Nina Pacey Bag.

Is Pink Just for Girls and Barbie - Outfit inspiration on Wearing Pink from THE HATISTA www.dress-2-impress.com What to wear to the races. Outfit ideas for the Kentucky Derby, Royal Ascot, Day at the Races. Jimmy Choo Pink Shoes, Floral Dress. #wearpink #kentuckyderby #derbyoutfits #fashionista #pinkhats #outfittips

The headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to buy from the www.dress-2-impress.com online shop for £150.00.Click Here.
The Dress is: Coast. Click to see Coast Dress.
The Shoes are: Jimmy Choo. Click to see Jimmy Choo Pink Shoes.
The Bag above is: Chi Chi London. Click to see Chi Chi Bag.
The Nail Varnish: Essie. Click to see Essie Nail Polish.
The Perfume is: Hugo Boss. Click to see Perfume.

How to Wear Green. Fashion forward Outfit ideas for what to wear for the Kentucky Derby, Royal Ascot, and Spring Summer wedding guest outfits from the Hatista Blog, www.dress-2-impress.com #lookoftheday #weargreen #outfitinspiration #outfitideas #kentuckyderby #derbyoutfits #outfits #fashionblogger #greendress #greenery #fashionista

The fascinator hat above is on Etsy. Click Here for Etsy Hat.
The Dress is Ted Baker. Click for Ted Baker Dress.
The Shoes are: Charles David. Click for Charles David Shoes.
The Vail Varnish: Deborah Lippmann. Click for Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish.
The Bag above is: Ebay. Click to see Green Bag.

How to Wear Pastels for Daywear - What to wear for Kentucky Oaks day. Tips on Wearing Pastels from THE HATISTA www.dress-2-impress.com. Outfit Ideas for the Kentucky Oaks, Kentucky Derby, Royal Ascot, Melbourne Cup, Dubai World Cup, other Races or guests of a wedding #wearpastels #pastels #fashionista #floraldresses #derbyoutfits #kentuckyderby #styleguide #outfittips #outfitideas #outfits

The Floral headpiece above is Etsy. Click Here for Etsy Floral Headpiece
The Dress is: Pinko. Click to see Pinko Dress.
The Shoes are: Jimmy Choo. Click for Jimmy Choo Shoes.
The Bag: Ebay. Click to see Ebay Envelope Clutch Bag.
The Nail Varnish: Deborah Lippmann. Click to see Nail Varnish.

Two Trends, One Outfit

I love the fashion-forward combination of a mixing your hues, for a day at the races.

The pastels trend is going nowhere fast, but going all pastels is something most of us haven't attempted since we were 10 years old. Pastels work brilliant with Florals, where you can find multi tonal floral pieces. The outfit below brings in regal purple, ultra violets, and pastels. A winning combination for a Kentucky Derby or Royal Ascot Ladies Day outfit idea.

Outfit ideas for Ladies Day at the races What to wear to the Kentucky Derby, Royal Ascot, Dubai World Cup, Epsom Derby, Melbourne Cup - Outfit inspiration from THE HATISTA www.dress-2-impress.com #wearpurple #fashionista #kentuckyderby #derbyoutfits #royalascot #ladiesday #ascotoutfits #outfitideas #fashionista #ontheblog

The headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to buy from the www.dress-2-impress.com online shop for £160.00.Click Here
The Lilac Dress is: St John, Nordstrom. Click to see St John Dress.
The Nude Shoes are: Aldo. Click for Aldo Shoes.
The Bag above is: Ebay. Click to see Ebay Clutch Bag.
The Nail Varnish: Deborah Lippmann. Click to see Nail Varnish.

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