What to Wear to…The Kentucky Derby

Happy Thursday and happy Cinco de Mayo! I hope you’re getting some margs and all the chips and salsa your little heart can handle. #carbz

As a Kentuckian, I feel it’s my duty to share a post about the Kentucky Derby, which is coming up this weekend! So I decided my second post on my What to Wear to.. series needed to be a little Derby inspo! It’s a great tradition not only in our state, but all over the country, enthusiasts are donning their Derby finest and prepping a batch of Mint Juleps.

Last night, I went to a fun Derby hat making party with Gild Collective at Braxton Brewery. It was an awesome night of good beer and crafting. Turns out, you don’t have to spend a fortune on a fancy hat you’ll only wear once, you can simply make your own that you can reuse – with a beach hat and some faux flowers!

DIY Derby Hat

DIY Derby Hat




Had so much fun making hats with these lovely ladies, including Liz from 26 & Counting. The best part is that it’s not too late to create a hat like this, head to your local craft store and you can find all the supplies!

So, now you’re asking yourself, what do I wear with this over-the-top hat? Easy enough. Just find your favorite Spring-y dress and add some fun jewels!

Dress: H&M, Necklace: F21, Bracelet: Francesca's, Heels: Jessica Simpson

Dress: H&M, Necklace: F21, Bracelet: Francesca’s, Heels: Jessica Simpson 





Dress accordingly,

Annie Signoff

3 responses to “What to Wear to…The Kentucky Derby

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  3. Great post! Looks like it would be a ton of fun 🙂 xo


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