Your Fashion Guide to The Kentucky Derby

April 10, 2018

Your Fashion Guide to The Kentucky Derby
Trunk Club

Sure, the race is exciting, but one of the best parts of the Kentucky Derby is the grand showcase of spring fashion. Tradition calls for big hats and spring dresses, but we love any look that marries elegance with Southern charm. So no matter where you choose to watch “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” we’ll help you pull out all the stops. 


In the grandstand

Grab the biggest hat you can find, and let the season inspire the colors of your outfit. Pastel blues and pinks are a fresh, flattering combination. A block heel will facilitate walking the grounds, while classic accessories pay homage to the event’s historic traditions.

Betting at the bar

Turn up the Southern charm by accessorizing a floral mini with a wide-brimmed hat and colorful wedges. It’s classic Derby style, just edited for a more casual atmosphere.


A Derby-day party

Keep it laid-back and chic with crisp white jeans and bold pops of color. (Perhaps red to match the race’s iconic rose garland?) Opt for a slightly smaller hat, though—you want to be sure all your friends can see the TV.



At Trunk Club, our stylists help people build their best wardrobes by discovering what fits their body, their budget, and their personal style.