My second post in my derby fashion series is for the day itself. I'll be slumming it in the infield this year as most of my friends are coming in from out of town and we've been enjoying the tailgate aspect of the day for the past 4 years now. As a firm believer in comfort, my picks for the Derby include mostly light and flowy dresses as last year I was scorching hot in a thick shift dress that trapped in the ungodly heat of the day. Something I'll never do again. Although the weather is looking to be much more bearable this year, I'd still recommend wearing something that gives you the freedom to move - or drink an extra mint julep or two.
These dresses are perfect for either the infield or the Grandstand. The color blocked print dress is a favorite of mine. You can pair it will sandals for the infield or a nice pair of wedges for the Grandstand. The navy shirt dress is what I'm planning on wearing in the infield. If you feel like dressing it up, a neutral hat and printed heels would do the trick. Lastly, this polka dot frock is a little more preppy which will definitely fit in with this event. I'd pair it with bright pink sandals for the infield and a large mint colored hat for the Grandstand.
Stay tuned for my last Derby fashion post on Friday where I'll be featuring my favorite accessories for the day!