Outfit Planning: Derby Style

Kentucky Derby Outfitdress | hat | bag | necklace | wedges

Derby season is here!  Last year, I went to the Belmont Stakes (one of the three Triple Crown races) and I couldn’t help but fall in love with the derby culture.  It’s not so much about the horse racing as it is about getting gussied up in a feminine dress and an over the top hat and making an entire day out of a two-minute race.  It’s equal parts pageantry and shenanigans.  So whether you’re going to the Derby this season or are looking for the perfect spring outfit, I’ve got a few fabulous looks for you!
Pastel Derby Outfit

dress | hat | clutch | bracelet | wedgesBlack and White Derby Dress

dress | hat | clutch | bangle| cuff | heels

style formula: stripes + floral.

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Today, I thought I’d share another one of my fail proof style formulas: stripes and florals.  I’ve been wearing this combo a lot lately (last seen here and here) and as you know, when I find something I love, I stick to it!  If you’ve been wanting to get into mixed prints, this is definitely the playful pairing to get you started.  Take any thin-striped top (like this) and pair with different floral prints for a variety of summer savvy looks.

1. ModCloth Ikebana For All Skirt — $69.99
2. J.Crew Factory Printed Pencil Skirt — $85
3. Dorothy Perkins Floral Prom Skirt — $35 (on sale!)