Derby Check

boho prep

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! 

So, how did I do? Share your KY Derby looks with me, I’d love to see what you wore!

This style post is linked to Walking In Memphis In High Heels, The Fashion Canvas and But, First Coffee for the Trend Spin!

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  • Lorena Lorena

    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.