We are only days away from the Kentucky Derby! A day filled with mint juleps, big hats and fast horses. This will be my first year attending and I cannot wait to share with you all my experience. Be sure to follow along with RFDTV and The Bleacher Babe social media as we bring you an insider look. From the red carpet, infield and who knows maybe even millionaire row. (I’m feeling lucky!)
Hats aren’t a requirement but should definitely be considered if you are planning to attend. It’s like having a bowl of salsa with out the chips, tea without sugar, cereal and no milk. No way, you can easily find the perfect Derby Hat last minute without spending a fortune. Save that money for your bets! Lets take a look at some of the different styles we will be seeing this year.
The Eclectic Cowgirl:
Charlie 1 Horse has been making some serious statements with their fashion line, offering many styles to fit your personality!
Pictured below is a fun palm leaf with western twist on your typical top hat. The colorful Navajo beaded hat band gives it the perfect finish and just enough pop of color. The “Outlaw Spirit” is certainly a statement piece for the bold and trendy.
Another take on the palm leaf Top Hat by Charlie 1 Horse is The “Quick Draw”. This hat screams Bad Mamma Jamma is a fun conversation piece.
Photograph Credits: CREATE
The Fascinator is said to be a hit this year. This simple head band style was inspired by Kate Middleton. Very classy, chic and simple yet fit enough for Royalty.
A typical sun hat that is sure to be atop of many derby goers crown. Floppy hats adorned with floral pieces and ribbon hat bands. This is always a conservative safe look for those that aren’t comfortable with the wild funky hats.
Whichever style you decide to go with, just be sure to have fun with it! Catch me on instagram and facebook for more insider Derby Fashion!
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