CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Saturday kicks off the 145th Kentucky Derby. Ladies, if you’re attending this year’s race or throwing a party, you’re southern belle outfit is what’s most important.
“It’s such a fun event and it just screams you know, classic, but fun at the same time,” Brooke Hargrove from Monkee’s in Mount Pleasant said. “It’s your opportunity to go wild or wear a lot of fun colors, or you can keep it classic and do something you know, a little more minimal”
Hargrove said your look starts with the hat.
“You can start with your hat and find a dress that works well with it, or you get the dress that you’re in love with and find the hat that works with that,” Hargrove said.
The dress can range from a solid pattern to a fun floral. Or even a two piece set, to a jumpsuit. For shoes, Hargrove can’t stress enough that comfort is key.
“If you, want to wear a heel, I would go with a block heel,” Hargrove said. “Something that’s not going sink into the ground if you’re outside or on a grassy area.”
As for accessories, go with the earrings and the bag that compliment your look but doesn’t compete with the staples you’re wearing.