Derby Check

Welcome back friends! Hope your weekend was a well rested one.

Did you catch the Kentucky Derby? How about them ladies and their iconic hats! This week I begin with my derby day look. A little prep, a little boho and a little chic. Are we still wearing check?

derby prep and boho chicboho prepderby day prepprep chic for derby dayprep chic street stylederby day prep girlpreppy #KYderby look streety style Kentucky Derby lookShirt, Ralph Lauren | Skirt, AT Loft, similar | Heels, Steve Madden via Nordstrom

Clutch, AT Loft, first seen here, similar | Hat, H&M | Necklace, vintage find | Cuff, J. Crew, similar

I tend to associate ‘check’ or ‘gingham’ with fall trends. But I couldn’t resist the happy bright color this shirt ensues because it reminds me of summer picnics . I wanted my derby day look to be simple and comfortable, completely different from all the pomp and circumstance that is so traditional of the event. And because I love a fabulous white skirt, although this one is actually more of a soft white, I resurrected it from my closet from last summer’s look

The bright orange is a nice complement to the nude heels. The straw fedora hat, a summer staple and a tad standoffish compared to the traditional flare, completed my Kentucky Derby look. It’s fun to combine pieces that are particular to a trend and not look like a hot mess. Chic shoes, preppy top and a touch of boho, how bad can that be! 

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  1. Lorena Lorena
    05/07/2015 / 10:59 am

    I found your blog through Lydia’s – while I have no KY Derby look to share 🙁 I think that skirt is perfect, as is the shirt.

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