derby fashion: the oaks

kentucky oaks fashion

Tibi Dress // Alice + Olivia dress // Milly Dress

This year will be my first time attending the Kentucky Oaks. The Oaks is the Friday before the derby, May 3rd, and is considered to be more popular with the locals of Louisville than the Derby.

The Oaks has recently been dedicated to breast cancer survivors and everyone encouraged to wear pink to show their support. They even have a survivors parade during the day. As pink is not usually a staple in my wardrobe, I was determined to find a dress that was far off enough from the Barbie shade but still showed my support for the cause.

Dress code for the Derby directly correlates to where you are sitting. As we'll be in the Grandstand, here are my picks for the Oaks if you’re planning on attending this year. I’ll be wearing this J.Crew dress (in neon rose), stay tuned for pictures after the event or follow me on Instagram.

Are you planning on going to the Derby or Oaks this year? What are you planning on wearing?