Shopping: Derby Style For the Fellas – Clayton & Crume + The Fashion Post

Clearly I’ve been focused on Derby fashions for the gals but that doesn’t mean looking good at the track isn’t just as important for the guys. So today’s post is a little break from the dresses for some local love geared to the southern gentlemen in your life.

A while back, I told you all about Katie Jury – a local artist creating beautiful prints and other goodies. Well last week, her equally talented husband Tyler dropped me a note about his business – Clayton & Crume. Along with his partner Clay, Tyler set out to create a line a high-quality leather goods that combined southern style and quality materials at an honest price point. After seeing just a couple of their products, I knew I had to share their line with you all.

The line is all hand constructed here in Louisville and the styles are great for the guys and gals (this one would be great with white jeans and a chambray button down). They’ll even do something custom if you’ve got something specific in mind. I’m especially loving their Derby Collection – full of racing inspired pieces.

If you’re guy is still looking to put the finishing touch on his Derby ensemble or if you’re just looking for something a little more polished than his collegiate needlepoint belt – you’re in luck. Clayton & Crume is offering Lou What Wear readers 20% off the entire “Derby Collection” – which includes the three thoroughbred belts, as well as the jockey silks belt and the two thoroughbred key fobs. Act quick though, this offer only runs through Sunday, April 20th. Just use code Derby14 to get your 20% off.

Seriously, go snag one. All their belts are $85 and with 20% off you can get a hand-made piece for under $70.

Before you head off to do a little online shopping, put a note in your calendar to stop by The Fashion Post this Saturday, April 19th for their annual Cookies & Bow Ties shopping event. You can pick out the perfect bow tie for your guy to match your Derby look or if you’re not into that kind of thing – just let him know so he can go snag one himself. Let him know there will be cookies and bourbon balls too. Never hurts to have a couple sweet treats while shopping. All the details are below.



Derby Dress of the Day: Simple Stripes

Popping in this morning with a quick post since I’ve got to run and take care of some stuff at the “real” job.

Today’s look is a simple, stripe one for the track. Sometimes it’s all about the hat but if you’re going early in the week or are going to the paddock and don’t want to mess with a big hat (or if you just don’t want to mess with a big hat period), this headband may be right up your alley. And this Leona stripe ‘Eve’ dress is great because you can wear it with or without the straps – making it very versatile for all kinds of spring/summer events.

My adorable pal Cailtin modeled it for a more casual day at the track. Pair it with wedges if you’re going to be walking around like we did last year when we braved the paddock in the rain. Speaking of rain, this Headcandi headpiece would be especially well suited for a rain day because it won’t wilt (no pun intended) or weigh you down in the rain (it will also fit perfectly under a poncho). I love letting the ribbon hang down but you may want to tuck it in if you’re afraid of losing it in the Derby chaos.

 Gray Stripe Dress: Leona ‘Eve’ Dress; Teal Floral Headpiece: Headcandi

Images by Whitney Neal. 





Derby Dress of the Day: For the Paddock

Only 19 days til Derby! So crazy.

Today the Shopbop Friends & Family sale started. This is especially good timing for anyone still looking for a Derby dress since all their full-price dresses (and all other goodies) are 25% off. So if you’ve had your eye on something, it’s time to take the plunge.

I’ve talked before about some pointers for picking out a dress if you’re going to be in the Paddock or anywhere else where you won’t have a seat the entire day. But just as a reminder, I suggest picking a dress you won’t have to adjust every few minutes so steer clear of strapless numbers. The options below are great because you’ll look totally chic and put together but comfortable. Also, the yellow one in the middle (my fav) has pockets. Pockets are key for Derby cause you can put your race tickets and cash or your cell phone in them.

And since you’ll be on your feet most of the day – pick wedges or a pretty pair of espadrilles (the pair below are under $50 + 25% off today). Happy Shopping!

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