It’s back! After a little, okay very long, hiatus – I’m bringing back the Dress of the Day. These are one of my favorite features and I know they’ve been helpful for first-timers as well as Derby veterans.
If you’re on the hunt for something specific, let me know! I love pulling these together for people. It’s an easy way to create options for you and inspiration for everyone. And if you want more helpful tips on what to wear to certain areas of the track, make sure to hit up the Dress of the Day archives.
Also, I’ve pulled lots of new picks if you want help shopping around….
On to today’s dress. I’m a sucker for stripes, it’s a weakness. I’m also a big fan of a pink and green color combo, especially for spring. It feels so fresh and, of course, a little preppy. I like how this combo doesn’t feel too much though. The heels are simple with just a little detail for interest, the fascinator is monochromatic and sleek and the bag adds just the right amount of whimsy.
So if you’re heading to the track and have seats in a 100 level outdoor box, this would be a good option since you you want something light and airy. Well that’s if it’s warm. Who knows what the weather will bring. But if it’s nice, you’ll want something you’ll be comfortable in all day. You don’t want something super tight when you’re having to navigate in and out of boxes all afternoon. You’ll be doing lots of walking if you’re a heavy better and/or julep drinker (like me). You’ll also want to do some exploring, so these lower heels won’t kill your feet. A small, crossbody bag is key since you’ll want to keep your hands free for your drink and program but won’t want to leave it on floor.
Honestly, this is my favorite area of the track. This is where we usually sit (I’d love to have a 300 level box but those can be PRICEY!). Yes, the fancy areas are amazing but I like being in the mix of things and having easy access to the whole mess of fun that is the Paddock. You never know who you’ll see walking through there. I saw Jerry O’Connell down there once just hanging with the masses. It’s a little bit crazy but if you want to truly experience Derby, you gotta explore a little down there.
Pro tip: if you’re tickets are in section L or higher, you are undercover which means you’ll have some sun/rain protection.