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Kentucky Derby Style: 6 Outfit Ideas on a Budget

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The Kentucky Derby is just a few weeks away, so what better time than now to start planning your outfit? Whether you’re attending the races at Churchill Downs or attending a Kentucky Derby-themed party across the nation, I’ve put together several hat and dress combos that will help you achieve the ultimate Kentucky Derby style on a budget. Which outfit is your favorite?

  • Kentucky Derby Hats and Dresses 1 of 7
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    Click through to shop 6 Kentucky Derby-inspired hat and dress combos!

  • The LBD 2 of 7
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    A simple LBD gets the ultimate Kentucky Derby makeover when paired with a black and white detailed hat.

     

    Get the hat from Nordstrom for $72.
    Get the dress by Isaac Mizrahi from Nordstrom for $139.

  • The Maxi 3 of 7
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    This flowing maxi will do double-duty at a summer wedding and at the big race with a metallic wide-brim hat.

     

    Get the hat from Nordstrom for $72.
    Get the dress by Eliza J from Nordstrom for $158.

  • The Subtle Print 4 of 7
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    This hat will work well beyond the Kentucky Derby. Pair it with a subtle yellow print dress for the races, and wear it to the beach later.

     

    Get the hat from Zappos for $44.
    Get the dress by Cynthia Steffe from Lord & Taylor for $148.

  • The Patriotic Ensemble 5 of 7
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    A bold patriotic color scheme looks great anytime of year, and especially at the Kentucky Derby with a full striped dress and bright red hat.

     

    Get the hat from Macy's for $48.99 on sale.
    Get the dress by Jessica Simpson from Nordstrom for $76.80 on sale. 

  • The Animal Print 6 of 7
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    This hat is even cuter when you notice the leopard print brim. Pair it with an animal print, black, or pink dress.

     

    Get the hat from Nordstrom for $90.
    Get the dress from ModCloth for $139.99 on sale.

  • Colorful Lace 7 of 7
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    Colorful lace is a hot trend this spring. Pair a lace dress with a neutral hat for an instant Kentucky Derby ensemble.

     

    Get the hat from Nordstrom for $56.
    Get the dress by Dolce Vita from Nordstrom for $138.

 

 

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