Kentucky Derby Style Inspiration

This Saturday marks the 142nd Kentucky Derby. And whether you're actually heading to Churchill Downs or just enjoying a few mint juleps on your couch with some friends, looking the part is the key to pulling off that Derby style.

Of course, I’m not suggesting that you run out and pick up a “costume” that you only wear once a year on the first Saturday in May. I always believe in shopping with more versatility in mind. The pieces from this Derby-inspired outfit can be paired with other clothes in your wardrobe to create different looks all summer long for years to come.

I think my favorite piece from this look is the double-breasted blazer. The cotton twill weave provides a more casual take on traditional wool blazers, making it perfect for daytime wear. If the weather warms up on race day, just hang the jacket and roll your sleeves.

kentucky derby style inspiration